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Ourweekly top cover stories of 2013

OurWeekly cover stories continue to garner numerous accolades from our readers. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we offer a condensed version of some of our best cover stories from this past year. - OW.

Ourweekly top news stories of 2013

As we reflect on 2013 news stories, there were those that made us gasp in disbelief, others that made us jump for joy, and hundreds of articles in between. The OurWeekly editorial team has created mini-versions of some of the ...

Ourweekly top news stories of 2013

As we reflect on 2013 news stories, there were those that made us gasp in disbelief, others that made us jump for joy, and hundreds of articles in between. The OurWeekly editorial team has created mini-versions of some of the ...

Holiday DUI arrests are in decline

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are preparing for impaired drivers this holiday season. Whether you’re coming home from the office Christmas party, had a drink before embarking on a shopping trip, or even just a beer or glass of wine before ...

Toys of the Diaspora

The Christmas holiday stands as a prime example of an event that has strayed drastically from its original intent. The celebration of the birth of a spiritual figure that came forth to atone for the folly of mankind has devolved ...

Cold snap hits Antelope Valley

“I really can’t stay (Baby, it’s cold outside) I’ve got to go away (Baby, it’s cold outside)” words and music by Frank Loesser, 1944

The handshake

“This has been an unknown continent to us because it was dominated by Europe. Now it’s opening up, and we want to be part of it. And our interest is wholly disinterested. We have no great commercial history. We have ...

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.

The transformation of a third grader

By now, whether you are a National Football League fan or not, you have probably heard of tackle Jonathan Martin and offensive lineman Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins. Although not verified, it has been rumored that besides protecting quarterback ...

Thanksgiving Day: history’s bitter harvest

Native Indians have mixed views

Thanksgiving Day: history’s bitter harvest

The Thanksgiving pageant has been a staple of grade school lesson plans for about 100 years as youngsters dress up as Pilgrims and Indians to celebrate bounty and good fortune, as well as to usher in the holiday season. And ...

Empower yourself to fight diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most serious and life-changing diseases among Americans today. With November serving as National Diabetes Month, physicians nationwide urge the public to take action against the disease which, according to a 2012 report from the Centers ...

Empower yourself to fight diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most serious and life-changing diseases among Americans today. With November serving as National Diabetes Month, physicians nationwide urge the public to take action against the disease which, according to a 2012 report from the Centers ...

Fred Thompson makes history in Palmdale

Fred Thompson, a former dean and member of the board of directors at Antelope Valley College, last week became the first African American to win a seat on the Palmdale city council. The retired college administrator won one of two ...

African Slavery: The New Hollywood Renaissance

With the recent release of “12 Years A Slave” and “Django Unchained” and numerous slave genre movies awaiting release, it appears the slavery motif is possibly generating a new African American Renaissance in Hollywood.