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Politics

  • The Creation of Social Security and Other “Old People” Programs

    Part 2 in a continuing series

    By Bill Koch

    The early years of the 20th century brought some interesting – but not especially hopeful – opportunities to older folks looking for some rest and relaxation in their golden years.

    Although the concept of retirement – and retirement communities – seemed strange, even unworldly, an increasing number of older workers found themselves contemplating the principle, if only out of necessity.

  • Debate goes on with just one candidate

    It was supposed to be a District 3 County Commission candidate debate, but since one of two hopefuls didn’t attend, Stan McClain had to answer all the questions himself.
    The Tea Party Solutions meeting Monday night featured McClain, the Republican incumbent who is being opposed by Democrat Patricia Reed, who was invited but did not attend.
    In his opening remarks, McClain commented, “The oppression from the top is unbelievable. It was become painful to see how many rules and regulations are pushed down to us.”

  • County District 5 candidate: Francine Johannesen

    Francine Johannesen, CEO of the Marion County Building Industry Association, longtime resident, and community leader, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 Marion County Commission – District 5 race.
    The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative.

  • County District 5 candidate: Pat Gabriel

    Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, has announced that she will be a candidate for County Commission District 5.
    The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative.