Today is the 78th day of 2021 and the 89th day of winter.

Dear Doctor: Our neighbor was diagnosed with cancer in his right eye. It’s called ocular melanoma. I don’t want to bother him or his wife with a lot of questions, but I’d like to know more about the disease. Can you explain about risk factors and symptoms? How common is it? I thought melanoma was a skin cancer.

Seventh-graders make Principal’s Honor Roll

Various seventh-grade students made the Principal’s Honor Roll for a 4.0 grade point average. Pictured are, front row, from left, Jackson McCullough, Caber Johnson, Abigail Williams, Alyvia Williams, Cooper Young, Grace Rivas, Zayra Torres; back row, Andy Velasquez-Perez, Vince Jones, Jocelyn King, Kylee Hilterbran, Vallery Desantiago, Benjamin Christie, Jayden Bartlett, Samantha Hammans and Sofia Lopez. CDN

Tomorrow marks the start of Sunshine Week – a national initiative to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of government secrecy.

Will Trump really run in 2024?

Donald Trump says he has begun a political comeback campaign, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's considering a third run for the presidency in 2024.

Pope’s visit to Iraq was a good reminder

As Pope Francis landed in Baghdad after the short flight from Rome, I was reviewing his words from an evening prayer service he held last March. That night, you could hear Italian ambulance sirens go by – this was no escape from the pandemic reality we were all facing.

Dear Doctor: I'm 27 years old and have itchy skin that my doctor says is psoriasis. It's not all the time – it comes and goes. Sometimes it's bad, and other times it's not that noticeable. I've heard that what you eat matters. Can my diet help prevent or control the condition?

With the number of COVID-19 vaccines on the rise and the number of active cases declining, it may be time for the Clinton City Council to set a goal for ending the local mask mandate.