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Opinion: Texas Republican Party undermining its own values

Texas is a fine state populated with many great people who do interesting and important things, most visibly in science, technology, energy and agriculture. Texans traditionally place a high value on individual autonomy and liberty... — Updated 6/25/2022


Is Muleshoe native Riley the transfer portal king?

LOS ANGELES - Spring practices have delivered the first glimpse of how college football rosters altered by high-profile transfers and coaching changes could shape the upcoming colle... — Updated 4/16/2022


Opinion: Daylight saving bill should swiftly pass into law

Doesn’t the light in the sky at 7 p.m. feel great? How nice it would be to stay in daylight saving time year-round and not have to adjust the clocks to “fall back” or “spring forward.” Perhaps U.S. senators were thinking... — Updated 3/19/2022


Opinion: Hoping economic punishment will cut short war

The most conspicuous victims of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine are the people who will lose their lives in defending their country against a brutal (and nuclear-armed) neighbor. But Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch... — Updated 3/1/2022


Opinion: John Madden's greatest gifts were humor, warmth

John Madden was so much more than a Super Bowl-winning coach, legendary broadcaster and someone who built a video-game empire. He was a regular guy. "What made him so popular was... — Updated 12/29/2021


Lincoln Riley: Small town to big-time football

MULESHOE -- Deep on the dusty Plains of West Texas, where grain silos line the sparse landscape and a dry breeze blows loose tufts of cotton across U.S. Route 84, a stretch of railr... — Updated 12/13/2021


Lincoln Riley: 'It's been a whirlwind'

The identity of the person most shocked by the shocking USC hire of Lincoln Riley has officially been revealed. It's, well, Lincoln Riley. "This a surreal moment, to be honest," he... — Updated 12/4/2021

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Muleshoe native vows USC grid revival

From his new gilded perch atop the Coliseum, with the city of Los Angeles suddenly at his fingertips, Lincoln Riley surveyed the scene he now presided over in stunned disbelief. Ove... — Updated 11/30/2021 Full story


Opinion: Arbery verdict a win for racial, criminal justice

Ahmaud Arbery’s killing in February 2020 sounded at first like a horrific flashback to an earlier era in which white men killed Black men for appearing in places they were neither expected nor welcome, and then were coddled... — Updated 11/30/2021


USC to hire Muleshoe native Riley as new coach

One of the top coaches in college football is on his way to L.A., the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. USC is closing its three-month search for a new head football coach with a bombshell hire, landing Oklahoma coach Lincoln Rile... — Updated 11/28/2021


Opinion: Plastic waste a disaster to environment

COVID-19 is a plague on humanity, but it hasn’t been that kind to the planet either. Our efforts to avoid infection led to an unavoidable increase in single-use plastic. Just how much more we are only now starting to grasp. This... — Updated 11/16/2021

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Most abortions banned in Texas

WASHINGTON — For the first time since 1973, a state law banning most abortions has taken effect. A Texas law that would drastically limit the availability of abortions in... — Updated 9/4/2021

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Taliban launch offensive as troops withdraw

LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Marines dispatched Zak Lara to Afghanistan a decade ago, stationing him in Helmand province, where he guarded against Taliban advances and trained Afghan... — Updated 8/14/2021


Opinion: Ruling in favor of cheerleader a good step

Sometimes the Supreme Court protects constitutional rights best when it doesn’t establish what lawyers call a bright-line rule applicable to every possible future situation. That was the case last Wednesday when the court ruled... — Updated 6/29/2021


Opinion: Capitol Police reforms require bipartisan look

It long has been clear that Capitol Police were woefully unprepared for the Jan. 6 assault on Congress by rampaging supporters of then-President Donald Trump, who were bent on overturning the results of the 2020 election. But a new... — Updated 4/20/2021

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Tiger Woods hospitalized after crash

LOS ANGELES — Golf star Tiger Woods was “lucky to be alive” Tuesday after being seriously injured in a rollover crash near Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County sheriff... — Updated 2/23/2021


Opinion: Company firings erode notion of fairness

Failure to wear masks can do more than spread COVID-19, as some of the intruders who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week are finding. It also reveals faces to security cameras, government investigators and online private eyes,... — Updated 1/19/2021


Opinion: Hong Kong raids took advantage of US dysfunction

Dozens of pro-democracy politicians and activists in Hong Kong were rounded up around dawn last Wednesday as the U.S. Congress was preparing for a contentious fight over the Electoral College vote — a fight that would soon prompt... — Updated 1/12/2021

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Anger replaces shock at Capitol security failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In images posted on social media and beamed around the world Wednesday, small clusters of U.S. Capitol Police officers retreated, fell away from violent assaults or simply moved aside as a large mob descended... — Updated 1/9/2021

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U.S. Capitol violence leaves one dead

WASHINGTON - Supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, pounding on the door of the House chamber, as lawmakers huddled inside, and strolling across the... — Updated 1/6/2021 Full story


Opinion: Schools should stick to academic rule-making

More than 5,000 years ago, the warriors of Babylonia painted their fingernails with kohl to go to battle. More recently, A-list actor Brad Pitt wore nail polish, apparently just for the heck of it. Yet for some reason, it’s a... — Updated 12/29/2020


Opinion: Settlement doesn't make up for harm

The prescription opioid crisis that has taken well over 100,000 American lives and ruined hundreds of thousands more wasn’t just an accident of time or the byproduct of a dysfunctional society. It was in good part the deliberate... — Updated 10/27/2020


Opinion: Access to oral arguments should continue

For years the Supreme Court has resisted calls to let the public outside the courtroom listen in on its oral arguments. But live audio streams finally became a reality in May when the coronavirus pandemic forced the justices to... — Updated 8/18/2020


Opinion: Feeling a little envy as rover escapes to Mars

Let’s get out of here. Who hasn’t thought that at some point in the past four months, as we hunkered down in our homes, brooding and restless but with no place to go? The pandemic shuttered our offices and made the idea of... — Updated 8/4/2020

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Biden under new pressure for VP pick

Joe Biden is approaching the most important decision of his presidential campaign — choosing the woman who will be his running mate — on political terrain that has changed dramatically since he began the search, and amid intens... — Updated 7/25/2020


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