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Topic: Barbara Caceres

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August 14, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Prevent school shootings: We all have a role to play in increasing compassion

I feel a deep sense of compassion for Scarlett Lewis, the mother who lost her 6-year-old son in the Sandy Hook school shooting ["Compassion seen as way to eliminate ‘epidemic of anger’ in schools," Local News, Aug. 12]. I do not however agree that teaching compassion in our schools would prevent further incidence of…

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Comments | More in School shootings | Topics: Barbara Caceres, compassion, Sandy Hook

August 3, 2014 at 8:11 AM

The importance of social capital for living a good life

Thanks to columnist Jerry Large for echoing my own feelings in his column ["Why we should all care," Local News, July 30]. Yes, a healthier, more educated community is an advantage to all.  Why then do we create such obstacles to obtaining a better life?  Why is it that decent housing, health care…

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Comments | More in Poverty | Topics: Barbara Caceres, High Point Housing projects, Jerry Large

June 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Praise for Starbuck’s tuition reimbursement program

Bravo, Starbucks for partially funding the first two years of an employee’s online university education and for fully reimbursing the final two years [“Starbucks will pay tuition for many employees to finish college,” Business/Technology, June 15]. Starbucks gives its employees the tools to do a good job, trusts that they will consistently uphold the…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Arizona State University, Barbara Caceres, college tuition