Issue 717

23rd December, 2010 - 12th January, 2011

Additional Reporting by Robert Martin Local elected officials receive criticism, sometimes with merit, but one point should be made - they aren’t allowed to settle problems by running up debt, as continually happens in Washington.

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"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

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This was a year of sentinel events that had less to do with music and more to do with technology. Still, the music of 2010 provided an exceptional soundtrack to a country divided along racial, political and class lines.

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He had a CNN internship on his resume, a journalism degree from Central Michigan University and even a job in his field but Gary Cannon was miserable. “I worked for about a week at the newspaper, I hated it and I quit,” he said.

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When T.S. Eliot wrote his epic poem The Wasteland, could he have foreseen the rise of reality TV shows like The Real Housewives of New Jersey or The Kardashians? Sure, the majority of TV shows are lame.

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Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other Winter Solstice observances are times for gifts and giving. And in that spirit, verily I offer unto you these movies from 2010 that stood out from a sea of mindless and mundane celluloid junk food.

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Few musical groups performing in the Tri-Cities over the past 20 years have remained intact and consistently evolved to create a defining musical legacy; but true to form, the Vassar-based reggae/rock warriors known as The Process are the exception to that rule.

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