• Issue of
  • Jun 8-14, 2017
  • Vol. 43, No. 40
Digital Edition


  • Loaves and fishes
  • Cover Stories
  • Loaves and fishes

    A proposed ordinance would limit the ability of charities to feed the homeless in LR city parks. Opponents say it's about keeping the poor out of sight, out of mind.
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  • The Observer
  • The body electric

    At the gym, The Observer understands the utopian optimization of surveillance. Each day, The Observer goes and thinks back to videos consumed on how to move the arm (locked at the elbow) to locate the muscle, and then we do our three sets of 12. Then, like the scientist with his rat, we record the data.
  • Letters
  • Say 'no'

    I expect better from our elected officials than what we've seen. It's unthinkable to me that the U.S. House of Representatives voted to end Medicaid as we know it.


  • Unifying
  • Autumn Tolbert
  • Unifying

    After months of constant headshaking and wondering how bad things will get, I'll take a gleam of hope anywhere I can find it.
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  • No longer leading
  • Ernest Dumas
  • No longer leading

    If you are among the great majority of Americans and even larger share of the global population who share a concern about the future in a heating world, President Trump's announcement that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement left you furious or just deeply sad.
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  • Gene Lyons
  • Trump's weakness

    If cosmic justice prevails, Donald J. Trump could live to see the Atlantic Ocean roll through his beloved Mar-a-Lago resort from the sea to the Intracoastal Waterway. His children almost certainly will.




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