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The Guardian view on the UK car industry: facing a green moment of truth | Editorial

Over recent decades, Britain’s economy has become steadily more service-based. But as the opening ceremony of Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games powerfully illustrated, industry still occupies pride of place in the imagination of regions such as the West Midlands. At the Alexander stadium, Jaguars, Minis and Rovers of various vintages were showcased to the world – the […]

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Toxic political environment touches everyone, everything

Polarization might be argued is the driving force in American politics these days. It touches everyone and everything. It influences budgets, policy, culture, everyday life. And, we might add, does absolutely no good to any of it. If traditional politics was the art of compromise to get things done, modern politics is much the opposite. […]

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Health

EDITORIAL: Readers, please take note of our obituary policy changes: There’s good news, and there’s not-so-good news | Boca Beacon

Since the Boca Beacon began in 1980, the Boca Beacon has had the distinct honor of running obituaries free of charge. This policy has been adhered to without question until recently, when we realized that many of our readers send us obituaries that don’t go through funeral homes. This means that they aren’t being recorded […]

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Business

EDITORIAL: Friends indeed

The late ’60s sitcom “Family Affair” portrayed a well-to-do Manhattan bachelor who raises his brother’s three orphaned children. In one episode, one of the orphans makes a new friend. But when the new friend’s working-class parents discover that the orphan lives with her rich uncle on the Upper East Side, they discourage the friendship. The […]

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Pets

Editorial: Remember To Keep Your Pets Safe

To say that it’s been hot this last week-plus would be an understatement. Temps have consistently risen above 90 and the humidity has been unrelenting. While the record books haven’t been shattered this summer the way they have been in Europe — this had actually been a somewhat manageable summer, weather-wise, until the current heat […]

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Science

EDITORIAL: Climate change, drought signal time to go against the green – Sentinel Colorado

  There is no starker contrast along the Front Range between the sea of green lawns that generations have maintained and the harsh reality that they don’t belong here, and can’t. Even a casual observer flying into Denver or Colorado Springs airports can’t help but notice how abrupt the change is between the natural scrub […]

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PD Editorial: California leads on the environment but still has work to do

Though he denies it, Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to be testing the national waters for a potential presidential run as soon as 2024. In a weekend letter to President Joe Biden, who pointedly has not declared a national climate emergency, Newsom called out Republicans and touted California’s accomplishments. Cheerleading is welcome, but California mustn’t ignore […]

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Technology

(Viewpoint) Cloud computing can leverage collaborative advantage to drive Mobility-as-a-Service

René C.G. Arnold (File Photo) For the Paris agreement climate target to be achieved, the transport sector must make a quick and successful transition towards sustainability. Broad agreement exists on the necessity of phasing out internal combustion engines as well as pushing for intermodal Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offers that can compete with car ownership as way […]

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Travel

Editorial: Talk of abortion travel restrictions highlight states’ rights hypocrisy 

The BDN Editorial Board operates independently from the newsroom, and does not set policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Gov. Janet Mills has taken the appropriate step of prohibiting Maine agencies from cooperating with other states’ efforts to investigate and restrict abortion care. This recent executive order shouldn’t […]

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June presale approvals hit 31/2 year high

Flat completions are on track. AFP Aiden He Presale approvals for new homes hit a three-and-a-half year high of 4,611 in Hong Kong last month while the number of private flats completed reached nearly half of the annual target as of May. The flats across seven projects include three phases of Villa Garda in Lohas […]