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Book Review: NPR host Ari Shapiro becomes the subject

Book Review: NPR host Ari Shapiro becomes the subject

While I have NPR as a preset button, I’m not a regular listener. I can’t list the popular hosts. Nor can I tell you how Ari Shapiro’s debut book ended up on my list of books to read. But I’m glad it did. Even better is that I listened to The Best Strangers in the...

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Saving money with more fuel-efficient vehicle

Saving money with more fuel-efficient vehicle

It’s amazing how seldom I have gone to a gas station in the last year. That’s what buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle does—saves me money and means less fossil fuels are being consumed. A year ago this month I bought a Nissan Rogue Sport SL all-wheel drive. This...

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Gamesmanship is denying voters their rights

Gamesmanship is denying voters their rights

Nevada has two elections, sort of, this week for who it wants to be president. This is not sitting well with at least one of my friends. This is because her vote essentially won’t count. While a recent Nevada law requires there be a primary election, the Nevada GOP is...

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