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Prayers answered: Central Texas toddler gets a new heart

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The prayers of the parents of a 22-month-old Temple boy with a failing heart who doctors say couldn’t have survived much longer without it were answered this week. Without a transplant, Barron Shoemaker, who’s been a patient living at Texas Children‘s Hospital in Houston since September, would …

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The Passwords He Carried

Sometime in his last few days, while my dad was still conscious, I handed him the iPad my friends had sent him when he first got sick. It had been a constant companion these last 14 months. He took it to infusion appointments. To his weeklong trips to Baltimore to …

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Local businesses welcome relief in city loan program

Quincy small business owners said they’re happy to hear the city announce the establishment of a $500,000 small business emergency loan fund Friday afternoon. Roberto Stellino, co-owner of Tiramisu, said its welcome news in trying times. “I think the city of Quincy did a tremendous job in this hard time …

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Does the coronavirus economic stimulus do enough for the 99%?

This editorial page was quite clear earlier this month when word of a federal COVID-19 relief package began trickling out of Washington: “We better spend it right. That means getting most of that money straight into the hands of the working people and small businesses who have been hardest hit.” …

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