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The phrase “fake news” appears to have become a standard in our national American discussion. Do you agree that U.S. media are serving up fake news?

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It’s a warm August Thursday at Farmstead. Pizzas are rolling from the wood-fired oven, the parking lot is crowded, and the hat full of prompts has been circulated for the three-word poetry challenge. Pens whisper on lined paper, and folks take a moment to step onto the pergola-covered stage …

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Editor’s note: The Boston Globe is encouraging newspapers across the country to editorialize on the importance of journalism in democracy—and to the communities we all serve—in their editions on or around Aug. 16. The Spooner Advocate is participating with the inclusion of this editorial, sh…

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As you know, the primaries for governor, the 7th District Congress, and various sheriff races are coming up on August 14. There are many running for governor, and two people running for the 7th District congressional seat in the Democratic Primary. There are two people running for sheriff in…

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A white flower found high in the Alps. If you remember The Sound of Music, it was toward the end of the movie when the Von Trapp family, fleeing the oppressive clutch of Nazi Germany, scaled the Austrian Alps together. Husband, wife, and seven children left their homeland and precariously re…