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Opinion: Adding a shot clock to high school basketball
 Since I've started reporting on High school basketball for Community Pioneer, I once again ask, why doesn't high school basketball have a 30-second shot clock?   The 30-second shot clock is the time required for a team on offense, once crossing the half-court line to shoot a shot before losing the …
Rep Julianne Young: On Mandates, Castles, and Constitutionally-protected Liberty Interests
Even as vaccine mandates continue to be slapped down by one court after another, employers and employees struggle with gut-wrenching decisions that cut to the core of our most fundamental beliefs and needs as Americans.
Winning the argument and losing the war
Sometimes you can win the argument and lose the war. This is the direction the enforcement of the ‘10 person rule’ at athletic events is headed. People may comply, but the picture of empty gymnasiums built for hundreds or thousands is making a bitter and permanent impression on student athletes and …
The light of Christmas
Would it be Christmas without lights? We decorate our trees and our houses with lights, and yes, maybe even fences and farm tractors! After sunset we tour neighborhoods admiring the brilliant colors, the soft glows, and festive scenes festooned with lights.

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