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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Opinion: Don’t typecast pit bulls

October 12, 2016

In 1986, the first dog ever to be used by the Los Angeles Police Department for narcotics detection died of liver cancer at the age of 10. His name was Frog. During his eight years on the force he was...

Why Clinton should speak out about her husband’s infidelity

October 11, 2016

Of all the details in Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s biography that might resonate with the electorate — her modest upbringing, tenacious parents, struggle to integrate work and...

Why pay off debt when you can sue?

September 28, 2016

In the wake of the collapse of the Corinthian Colleges and questions about other for-profit career colleges, the Department of Education has drafted broad new rules for when people can get out of repaying...

Protests on campus are a sign of progress

September 20, 2016

Show of hands: You work side-by-side with people who are much poorer or wealthier than you and you share your living space with someone from a religion, race, nation or sexual orientation other than your...

Are dead trees a threat?

September 5, 2016

There are now 66 million dead trees in California's forests due to several years of drought and native bark beetles, creating a "catastrophic" wildfire threat—or so claims U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...

Guest Column: A right to debt relief for students

April 26, 2016

Something unusual happened in late February. Commentators on the right and left, liberal Thom Hartmann and conservative Ike Brannon, published essays on the same day, Feb. 22, saying the same thing: Americans...

Opinion: Beyond the four-year degree

April 17, 2016

The assumption that a college education should take four years is baked into American culture. Colleges in the colonial days were founded on the premise of a four-year degree, a concept imported from Europe.Harvard...

Guest Column: Teaching freedom of speech

April 5, 2016

Teaching a freshman seminar on freedom of speech on college campuses has made us aware of the urgent need to educate the current generation of students about the importance of the First Amendment. From...

Guest Column: Climate’s toil and trouble

March 1, 2016

In late August 1589, a dozen of the fittest ships in the Danish fleet set across a tempestuous North Sea to carry a 14-year-old princess bride to her new husband and new home. King James VI of Scotland...

Guest Column: Giving up on Exxon Mobil

February 28, 2016

My great-grandfather, John D. Rockefeller Sr., created the Standard Oil Company and I inherited shares in the companies it spun off, including Exxon Mobil. But this year I donated those shares to the nonprofit...

Guest Column: The other pollutants

February 14, 2016

Among climate scientists, the consensus is that we must become carbon-neutral by 2050 to avoid catastrophic environmental disruptions. Negotiators at the recent summit in Paris accordingly focused on curbing...

Guest Column: Climate change refugees

February 7, 2016

In the small town of Newtok, Alaska, a Yupik village of about 350 people, children once played on endless fields of frozen permafrost. Now, they splash in salt water pools and teeter on boardwalks as the...

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