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Donald Trump Trump sees the invisible people | Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist

His name doesn’t even appear in the book. But make no mistake. “Hillbilly Elegy,” the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump. More to the point, it’s about the people who have made his unlikely run for the presidency possible. It is also, not coincidentally, a book about...

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Health insurance: Hold insurance providers’ feet to the fire | Letter to the editor

I read the article “State fines Regence, other insurer $750,000 for flawed customer service” with interest. I would have liked to see a larger fine, but it is about time health-insurance companies are held responsible for their actions. After all, these are the same companies that are pulling out of health exchanges and limiting options...