President Biden Sounds Warning on Omicron Variant

President Joe Biden cautioned Americans not to panic as omicron, the latest COVID-19 variant, threatens to further stall recovery from the nearly two-year-old pandemic. The President called the variant a cause for concern but panic. “We have the best vaccine in the world. The best

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Mayor Cooper names new transportation director

Diana Alarcon has been named director of Mayor John Cooper’s newly created Department of Transportation, effective January 10. Alarcon brings more than three decades of experience, including launching a then-new


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Faith of a mustard seed

In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance.  From Thanksgiving Day Worship Services to Thanksgiving Day Football Bowl Games… From, Stores being closed

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Faith of A Mustard Seed

Music has always been one of the greatest interpretation of life for me.  I have a capacity for song and if the lyrics have depth, I can write them on

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Open letter to concert promoters

I cannot believe we’re at the point where I gotta say this out loud: Travis Scott is a performer, an act, not a concert promoter. He doesn’t run the sound or venues or festivals or their staff. He doesn’t build

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Giving thanks

“In everything give thanks.” That Bible verse can be hard to put into practice. Just by being alive we can be sure of having moments of sadness as well as happiness. When you’re active in politics, you experience both wins

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Why we should give thanks everyday

As so many of us in this country pause to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, it seems like a good time to remind all of us that every day should be a day for giving thanks. We should consider how blessed we

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