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 By Maggie Wells    Opinion    October 11, 2016

The death of facts

As I’m writing this, I’m listening to (and half watching) the first debate between Secretary Hillary Clinton and reality TV superstar, Donald Trump. As a former varsity speech team member and judge, I know it isn’t a real debate. Real debates t...

 
 By Maggie Wells    Opinion    September 13, 2016

Education up close at Standing Rock

It’s the second week of school in Indian Valley and there’s a field trip of sorts happening that I wish I were on — one that the children on it will remember for a lifetime. Maidu children from both Indian Valley and Susanville are headed to No...

 
 By Maggie Wells    Opinion    August 16, 2016

A third party perspective

Log into any social media outlet and you’ll see an unfortunate number of political posts full of misinformation — about nearly all the candidates running for office including the third party candidates of Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. I thought,...

 
 By Maggie Wells    News    November 10, 2015

November is National Novel Writing Month

In nearly every town in America there are desk drawers and shoeboxes under the bed with notes and journals that were going to become novels. Maybe there’s even half a novel started in a desk drawer. Many people fantasize about writing the great Ame...