DEAR READERS: One Health is a collaborative strategy, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for achieving optimal health outcomes in light of the interconnectedness of domestic animals, wildlife, the environment and people. Keeping domestic cats indoors is one example …

Most people’s medicine cabinets contain a wide variety of over-the-counter remedies for headaches, heartburn and myriad other troublesome conditions. Too often, however, little amber plastic bottles containing medicine prescribed by a physician for a patient also are left sitting among them …

It’s not often that something you hear in passing on the evening news stops you dead in your tracks — especially when it’s something as commonplace as a cable news interview with a United States senator. But when Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) proclaimed to America that the so-called “Green New De…

COVID-19 cases have risen again over recent weeks to numbers not seen since early this year. This is largely preventable thanks to the vaccines discovered and developed in record time. All of us can do our part by getting vaccinated, and our nation’s employers have a unique role to play in t…

Garrett County is home to people who spend a lot of time outdoors — men, women and children who earn their living working the land and enjoy hunting, fishing, and other recreational pursuits. Soon, there will be something new to draw them indoors.

The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Times-News.

“The decision to have children has always struck me as an essentially selfish one: You choose, out of a desire for fulfillment or self-betterment or curiosity or boredom or baby-mania or peer pressure, to bring a new human into this world. And it has never seemed more selfish than today.”

It has become common in some circles to call the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an “armed insurrection.” That leads to a few questions: How many rioters were armed? And what weapons did they have? What were the arms in the “armed insurrection”?

Each week the Times-News features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

There are only 12 months in the year, and each has been designated to promote or remind us of some cause, condition or situation. Naturally, sometimes the same block of time on the calendar marks more than one observance.

It’s bad enough that wind turbines have altered the majestic views at higher elevations in the region, but now we’ve been told that future development off the U.S. coastline is moving closer to reality with backing from the White House.

If you’re a regular reader of the comic strip “Pickles” in this newspaper, you might have noticed that Opal is forever trying to get Earl to go shopping with her to the yarn shop. And you’ve also probably noticed that Earl equates shopping for yarn to be slightly more painful than having spl…

The Democrats are in a real mess. Moderates and liberals are sniping at each other with the same animosity they usually aim at Republicans.

PITTSBURGH — In December 1833, a young man from Chester, N.H., moved to Washington to take up a position as a clerk in the House of Representatives, spending his first day touring the city with Rep. Franklin Pierce, who later would become president and a profoundly divisive figure in the country.

DEAR DR. FOX: I have studied Earth processes for over 40 years as a geologist, both in R&D and commercial capacities. Most of my career, ironically, was spent as an explorationist in the fossil fuel industry.

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