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KIRK ROUSE: Museums essential in shaping communities

GUEST COLUMN: Advocates inform lawmakers about the important roles museumes play

Museums play an essential role in shaping our communities by preserving the history and culture that shapes our present and future. Arts and cultural organizations make a huge impact on our local community.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: In the end, music polls about fun

FRIDAY JAM: Music fans show love for their favorite artists, venues

The Albany Herald’s Friday JAM section shines a light on local musical artists.

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ROBINSON: Nuggets of realism amid Bibi’s bluster

Netanyahu was full of bluster — perhaps mostly for the voters back home, who go to the polls later this month — but there were nuggets of realism. I hope Congress actually listened.

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Squawk of the Day - March 6, 2015

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T. GAMBLE: A quick note before I go to the doctor ...

OPINION: This is important stuff, more or less

Without a barrage of overtures to sell you stuff you didn’t know you needed and had gotten along quite well without, how would you make it through life?

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MICHAEL GERSON: Getting Africa's health systems to be self-reliant

OPINION: A history of generosity can become an expectation of benefit

Tanzania has a strong economic growth rate, recently recalculating its gross domestic product upward by 32 percent, near the low end of middle-income status. But the foreign share of health care spending is growing, while government spending — as a percentage of the total health effort — is declining.

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Squawk of the Day - March 5, 2015

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Parking 'hogs' threaten more liberal downtown parking

OPINION: Some city employees settling into parking spaces for the day

City employees who claim on-street downtown parking spaces for the day threaten Albany’s more liberal parking law.

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Squawk of the Day - March 4, 2015

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EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend

Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress another example of rift that had widened between White House and Netanyahu, and between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: How 'Birdman' soared to win Oscar for Best Picture

FILM COMMENTARY: A combination of technical brilliance and thematic relevance gives 'Birdman' wings

This is a story that speaks to many of us who once accomplished big things but have since fallen silent.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Two sheriff's deputies who are making a difference

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Work of Lt. Terron Hayes and Col. Sabrina Lewis highlighted

I am very fortunate to have many individuals at the Sheriff’s Office who work beyond their normal duties to make a difference in our community.

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RONDA RICH: What Mama taught me

THE DIXIE DIVA: Knowledge stays alive, even after our parents are gone

There’s not a day goes by that I don’t think of Mama and do something the way she taught me to do it.

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Squawk of the Day - March 3, 2015

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