After two recounts – one by machine, the other by hand – after a concession speech by Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, which was withdrawn and then re-delivered; after hordes of lawyers descended on the state to argue that "every vote should be counted," including mail-in ballots with faulty signatures that were rejected the first time around, it's finally over.

After two recounts – one by machine, the other by hand – after a concession speech by Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, which was withdrawn and then re-delivered; after hordes of lawyers descended on the state to argue that "every vote should be counted," including mail-in ballots with faulty signatures that were rejected the first time around, it's finally over.

For California natives like me, the wildfires are a real gut punch. As of this writing, the wildfires are the deadliest in the state’s history with at least 58 fatalities, and hundreds of people are unaccounted for. More than 10,000 buildings are gone, and more than 230,000 acres have burned.

Horses attached to a passenger carriage that carried people to the Central Hotel ran away and created quite a stir in Florence’s downtown, according to the Sept. 7, 1894, edition of the Florence Daily Times. For the new daily newspaper, that issue was the 30th in its history, the Times having had its first edition just a month earlier.

The world's oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic Party is manacled to an over-caffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economy's health care sector, which is larger than all but three other foreign nations' economies. Inconveniently, the party must appeal to voters who, living in dread of their next interaction with the department of motor vehicles, yearn only for governmental adequacy.

It has been long rumored that the Republican Party has a woman problem, so much so that a few years ago GOP congressmen sent aides to classes on how to talk to and about women.

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The mid-term elections are essentially over, and our role as voters is completed. Now it is time for us to fulfill our responsibilities as citizens. Every citizen has the responsibility to track the performance of those elected to fulfill their responsibilities as well as keep the promises they made during the election campaign. Those “promises” were often made just to solicit votes. Now we must make sure those elected act by their words.

The November elections produced a large enough blue wave for the Democrats to take control of the House, a big loss for President Trump since every House Committee chair will be a Democrat who will stifle his agenda and open more investigations involving Trump.

In the business section of October 11 the Morning News published an AP article "Market forces put recycling industry in the dumps." This is a good example of one of the many things that is wrong with a global economy. We have no control over what other countries do.