Unions’ wage-hike hypocrisy reaches dizzying heights

Unions’ wage-hike hypocrisy reaches dizzying heights

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton backs a federal minimum-wage hike from the current $7.25 per hour to $12 per hour and prai...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Lessons from the military

Lessons from the military

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of hosting the American Legion “Boys State” at the Capitol in Frankfort. Every year, rising high school...

June 21st, 2016 |  


The new MIND diet may help prevent Alzheimer’s

The new MIND diet may help prevent Alzheimer’s

Dear Savvy Senior,I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My ...

June 13th, 2016 |  


Transparency spawns taxpayers’ trust

Transparency spawns taxpayers’ trust

When an Oregon judge five years ago refused to block release of individual retirees’ pension information to the public via The Oregonian newspap...

June 10th, 2016 updated: June 10th, 2016. |  


Simple smartphones for seniors

Simple smartphones for seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Bathrooms to broadband: Government control is out of control

Bathrooms to broadband: Government control is out of control

Are Washington’s policies these days regarding everything from bathrooms to broadband intentionally designed to systematically trash the constit...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


Simple steps to protect yourself from melanoma skin cancer

Dear Savvy Senior,Does skin cancer run in families? My 63-year-old brother died of melanoma last year, and I’m wondering about my risks of getti...

May 31st, 2016 |  


How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan

How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan

Dear Savvy Senior,I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you p...

May 24th, 2016 |  


More pension funding means more accountability

More pension funding means more accountability

Nontransparent state budget conference committees aren’t the only place that armed state troopers apparently can be found in the capitol these d...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Simplified tablets designed for tech-challenged seniors

Simplified tablets designed for tech-challenged seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,I’m interested in getting my 78-year-old mother a tablet for video calls and email but want to get one that’s super simp...

May 18th, 2016 |