Today is the 26th day of 2021 and the 37th day of winter.

Being able to get the COVID-19 vaccine – even if only the first of the two doses – is changing people’s outlook for 2021. Taking the shot and the prospect of defeating the disease is turning fear into hope and frowns into smiles because of the possibility of being able to return to “normal” life.

State budget could have extra money

With session just around the corner, work is extremely busy at the Capitol. We’re now in the midst of budget hearings in our appropriations subcommittees.

Trump wasn’t first to spread false information

As Joe Biden takes office as the nation's 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about the health of democracy. That number is 32: the percentage of Americans who told an ABC/Washington Post poll that Biden "did not legitimately win" the November election. The doubters include 7 of 10 Republicans and 6 of 10 selfidentified conservatives.

Will Rogers Says

● Both parties have their good and bad times, only they have them at different times. They are good when they are out, and each bad when they are in. – 1926

Today is the 22nd day of 2021 and the 33rd day of winter.

Today is the 19th day of 2021 and the 30th day of winter.

The City of Clinton’s mask ordinance that was put in place Nov. 17 to try and help slow the spread of COVID-19 will expire at the end of this month – unless the city council votes to extend it.

Republicans saying enough is enough

There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United “ States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in announcing she would vote to impeach President Trump.