Bundy Case Falters With Mistrial

  If you’re following the Bundy case, you know there was a big surprise in December - the judge declared a mistrial. Federal District Court Judge Gloria Navarro said the mistrial occurred because prosecutors had withheld evidence and missed deadlines to provide information that could have helped the defense. The Bundy trials, of course, are …

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Spot Fake News

  We’re in the age of fake news. It’s not the first time; in the late 1800’s Yellow Journalism ruled the news. Wikipedia says Yellow Journalism presents little or no legitimate well-researched news. Instead, it used eye-catching headlines, exaggerations, scandal-mongering or sensationalism to grab readers. Sound familiar? The term was coined during the famous newspaper …

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Dignity Graces a South Dakota Riverbank

  A new statue overlooks the Missouri River in the central part of South Dakota. Called Dignity, it’s a 50 foot tall image of a Native American woman and is made of stainless steel and glass. It is a magnificent work of art, Designed by Dale Claude Lamphere and erected recently, in September 2016. It …

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The Emperor of the United States

  California is known for some pretty odd characters. It started in the early days; the crazy time of the 49’ers brought out some outrageous personalities. One of the biggest was Joshua Abraham Norton - The Emperor of the United States. Norton was an Englishman that grew up in South Africa. He was a successful …

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