Category: Times Opinion

How much will market volatility really affect you?

Financial Focus by Eric Sorensen There’s no way to sugarcoat it: If you’re an investor, you haven’t liked what you’ve seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market “correction” – a decline of 10…

Press, Times welcome letters to the editor

Candidate endorsements must be paid The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times welcome original letters and guest opinions with ideas, viewpoints, criticism and news analysis that encourage discussion of issues with an impact on the community, according to Publisher…

Dr. Universe, Why does the wind blow?

Dear Odin, When the wind blows, it can do all kinds of things. It can help pick up tiny seeds and carry them away, so plants and flowers can grow in new places. It can push a big sailboat across…

Thanks for all your help

To the editor, On behalf of the Aberdeen Food Bank Board, I register our thanks and appreciation to all those in our area who made it possible for us to provide Christmas baskets to needy families during the recent holiday…

Halfway planning equals half a room or less…

Legal Column by Curry Andrews As Medicaid gets increasingly stressed, the accommodations for patients get more and minimal. A few states have authorized facilities to put four patients in a single room only separated by curtains. On top of that,…

Do away with elections?

To the editor, It is becoming more difficult to understand why the Democratic leaders are so bent on removing President Trump from office by any possible way. That is not your job; that is we the voters’ decision when election…

The joy of politics

By Lee Hamilton You’re probably chuckling already. Seriously? “The joy of politics”? That was pretty much the reaction I got the other day when, in the middle of a conversation about how confrontational, adversarial, and downright unpleasant politics has become of…

Some lady in the city has Labradoodles!

By Slim Randles “Labradoodles? Some lady in the city has Labradoodles,” Doc said, putting down the paper. “Hope it isn’t catching,” said Dud. We knew without being told what a Labradoodle was, of course. It meant that a good retriever…

Medicaid trips & traps

Legal Column by Curry Andrews Long term care costs are skyrocketing! The Idaho average “out of pocket” base charge for assisted living is $3,475 a month. Nursing home care starts at $7,574 based on Genworth Financial’s 2018 report. And these…