The Advertiser-Tribune Columnsen-usWed, 1 Jul 2015 17:14:53 EDTWed, 1 Jul 2015 17:14:53 EDT Big Tobacco's new assault on our youths our children from the dangers of tobacco products always has been a challenge - and now Big Tobacco has a new product it is actively peddling to children and teen.Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTWe're trading liberty for nanny-state regulation would Patrick Henry say today? "Give me liberty or give me death?" Nah. More like, "Give me liberty or, heck, let me trade that for a government that promises to protect me from lemonade." This weekend, we'll be celebrating Independence Day.Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTKent Nord's strong faith was a part of his being"Death is Nothing at All" Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar nam.Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTInvesting in infrastructure is investing in jobs years ago my wife, Connie, and I were listening to one of my favorite radio programs, NPR's "Science Friday," and we heard an interview with author Earl Swift, who wrote a book called "The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers,...Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTLots of horsing around while covering story a journalist, you never know what the day might hold. While eating lunch with a friend Tuesday, I received a call from Deputy Denny Wilkinson about a group of bicyclists riding to raise money for a cause.Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT