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Media Life: New Science Channel TV show to boost Auburn tech cred

Auburn robotics expert Brian Roe is set to serve as co-host on the Science Channel’s newest TV show “All-American Makers.” The program premieres at 7 p.m. Wednes ...

Exceptional service should be recognized

After my recent column about employee appreciation, I got a lot of feedback from my friends and readers.  I thought I’d follow up with a true story of why I think showin ...

Millennials share up-close and personal challenges for 2015

Dear Readers: We continue with Millennial-generation challenges for 2015. While considering these challenges, the last entry by Icis reminds us to not stereotype individuals. Note: ...

Another View: It’s time to start hiring our heroes

In November, the American people sent a message that was heard loud and clear: The status quo in Washington is not working. Our country cannot afford another two years of lofty rhe ...

Media Life: Auburncentric memories shining bright in 2015

The votes are in and Price Waterhouse has guaranteed the results for this year’s edition of the Media Life Awards – also known as the “Lifees.” It’s ...

Another View: All can win in quest to aid homeless

If there is any issue most people in the greater Auburn area can agree on, it is the need to do something about the homeless situation. Business owners are adamant that people sl ...

Another View: Reality belies myths about race, welfare

The subject of racism has been on my mind of late, and it occurs to me that misconceptions are at the root of this charged issue. One of the cruelest misconceptions is that welfare ...

Another View: Change starts first within us

A few weeks ago I saw the movie “Unbroken.” This movie depicts the life of Olympian Louis Zamperini while he was a prisoner of war. Before going to the movie, I had h ...

Another View: Pushing luck better than pushing car

It was 1956.  My friend Hank and I were about 17 and we were American Graffiti before there was the movie. What we lived for was cars. We were both still in high school &m ...

Volunteers are key to Park and Rec’s success

Many public, non-profit and private organizations in the Auburn area benefit from this community’s wonderful spirit of volunteerism. The Auburn Recreation District (ARD) is c ...