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Michael Stoll: Mike Stoll has left the building

I hate long goodbyes… yet this will probably be one of the longest I’ve made.  If not, it’s ...

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Michael Stoll: Who needs the arts?

Another Austin ArtWorks Festival is upon us this weekend; the 10th such festival if I’m not mistaken. Throughout ...

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Michael Stoll: Blanche Bruce — A man of many firsts

Since February is Black History Month, I felt it would be remiss if I didn’t write a column ...

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Michael Stoll: Even more presidential facts

With Presidents’ Day around the corner, here are some more presidential facts for your enjoyment. • The Election ...

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Michael Stoll: Making breakfast (with a toddler in the house)

If there is one thing that parents can agree upon it’s that even the simplest of tasks can ...

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Michael Stoll: ‘Andy ain’t a drunkard’ (and other Inauguration Day facts)

Since today is Inauguration Day, here are a few facts about past inaugurations. • Despite owning a tremendous ...

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Michael Stoll: How to write a proper political post on social media

I’m sure I don’t need to elaborate on how chaotic and divisive 2020 was, and the beginning of ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: Buffalo Soldier

Author’s note: This is the last of my yearlong “50 states, 50 heroes” column. Thanks for reading. Born ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: Protecting the wounded

Born Sept. 1, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Benjamin Lewis Salomon was running a dental practice when he was ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: Angel in fatigues

Born Dec. 19, 1907, in Spencer, West Virginia, Ruby Grace Bradley began her working life as a teacher. ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: Shooting back

Born Oct. 4, 1926, in Tacoma, Washington, Robert Eugene Bush lived with his mother in Raymond, Washington, after ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: Counterattack

Born Jan. 3, 1927, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Richard Thomas Shea Jr. attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute before dropping out ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: ‘Red Mike’

Born April 25, 1897, in Rutland, Vermont, Merritt Austin Edson grew up in Chester, Vermont. He joined the ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: A corpsman’s courage

Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, George Edward Wahlen dreamed of being an aircraft mechanic. When he ...

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50 states, 50 heroes: ‘Iron Man’

Born Jan. 4, 1923, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Warren Gamaliel Harding Crecy had a reputation as a polite, ...

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