Opinion

BY MARTY LARSON GAZETTE COLUMNIST I’ll admit it. I really don’t like working out. The thought of it, the preparation for it, the concept of “working” out, all of it doesn’t resonate with me. That might sound a bit odd for someone who works in the fitness industry and owns a fitness studio. But I [...]

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ECM EDITORIAL BOARD Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by [...]

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BY DANA ERICKSON GAZETTE COLUMNIST Many studies show that most Americans are unprepared for retirement. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average 65-year-old can live for another 19 years as opposed to 13 years in 1940. Many retirees are in real danger of outliving their resources. Finding a way [...]

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Menikheim will be a solid leader To the editor: The years 2015-2018 will be important years for Stillwater. What will your family need the local government to be accomplishing? The new bridge opens in late 2016, and Stillwater will be released from the construction, and immediately begin to benefit from recreational improvements for all residents. [...]

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BY TOM NELSON GUEST COLUMNIST We like opinion polls. We find it fascinating to know what others are thinking. Do they agree or disagree with us on items of importance? We poll just about everything. How is the president doing his job? Is the economy improving? Do we approve of the governor’s performance? Should we [...]

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BY DON HEINZMAN GAZETTE COLUMNIST What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to know the new CPR and how to [...]

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