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New to cleaning your own house? Prepare to confront your toilet pedestal.

May 17, 2020, 6:01am Columns

To those who previously outsourced their housekeeping to professionals and now can’t, I extend a chapped (gloved) hand in welcome. Perhaps you’re reluctant, perhaps you’re enthusiastic, but whether you dread or eagerly embrace the opportunity, it’s only a matter of time until you find yourself contemplating the site-specific detritus clinging damply to your toilet pedestal. Read story

Greszler: Get Americans back to work

May 17, 2020, 6:01am Columns

With more than 1 in 5 Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past eight weeks, policy-makers’ top priority is clear: restoring conditions that allow workers to resume their previous jobs or find new ones. Read story

Other Papers Say: Children’s vaccines cannot wait

May 17, 2020, 6:01am Columns

As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, public-health alarms across the country are going off about a related drop in vaccination rates for other diseases. Clinicians and public-health officials report that many parents have put off children’s medical appointments due to coronavirus. Read story

Ishiaka: Home care workers are heroes

May 16, 2020, 6:01am Columns

When home care worker Shazia Anwar has had a tough day, when her back hurts from lifting and she’s particularly tired, it’s her clients’ smiles and words of appreciation that keep her going. Read story

Pitts: Growing number of whites refuse to be governed

May 15, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Eighteen-year-old Dameon Shepard was playing video games when the mob came to his door. Some were carrying guns. Read story

Saunders: School closures may be mistake

May 14, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Decades from now, historians will ask themselves why most of America’s governors shuttered public schools for months because of the coronavirus outbreak. Worse, America’s parents didn’t even complain. Read story

Camden: Campaigns are heavy on merch

May 13, 2020, 6:01am Columns

It may be a sign of age, but I can remember when the first thing a potential candidate did was hire a strategist and open an office. Now it seems the first thing is to put up a website and sell merchandise. Read story

Ambrose: Hornets, Flynn and politicians

May 12, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The TV was turned on to a news show and I was fooling around with something else and thought I heard the newscaster say, “Coming up next, the ‘murder hornet,’ now president in the United States for the first time.” I puzzled over it for a minute and realized she had actually said, “now present in the United States for the first time.” Still, given the around-the-clock lambasting of President… Read story

Pitts: Black people are dying to know

May 11, 2020, 6:03am Columns

That video broke my heart. Read story

Westneat: A Seattle man, hospitalized for 2 months, beat the coronavirus and lived to tell about it

May 11, 2020, 6:01am Columns

When he unexpectedly did not die, and they weren’t quite sure why, some of his nurses took to calling Michael Flor “the miracle child.” Read story