Volunteer practices English with people from other countries
Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News
NEW YORK—It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.
Date: 08/29/2015 | Nation & World
I get paid to listen to people (mostly politicians) talk at length while saying as little as possible. They often hide behind mind-numbing words to obscure what they really mean. When I hear a politician promise "transparency," he or she most likely means it as much as...
Date: 08/24/2015 | Opinion Columnists
I enjoyed and appreciated reading Jerry Cornfield's July 9 column regarding acting State Auditor Jan Jutte. I agree with the main point of his article that the state Auditor's Office has apparently functioned well...
Date: 07/11/2015 | Commentary
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Puerto Rico's residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors.The Social Security Administration's inspector general questioned the policy this month...
Date: 04/11/2015 | Nation & World
MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont student's proposal for a state motto in Latin drew a burst of Internet fire from people who apparently confused the Romans' language with Latin America, but the teenager is taking it in stride.Sen. Joe Benning, a Caledonia County Republican,...
Date: 02/06/2015 | Nation & World
PORTLAND, Ore. — Three McMinnville police officers faced off with Juventino Bermudez-Arenas as he held the large blade he’d just used to kill a 20-year-old Linfield College student.
Date: 12/20/2014 | Northwest
"The report is full of crap."Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency.The line might have been funny, if Cheney were the funny sort,...
Date: 12/14/2014 | Opinion Columnists