North Platte Local News North Platte Views & Opinions Top Stories Sports News
 
North Platte Local Weather Click for 10-day forecast
  • Clear

    53°F

    Clear

    1 PM

  • Clear

    54°F

    Clear

    4 PM

  • Clear

    49°F

    Clear

    7 PM

  • Breezy

    46°F

    Breezy

    10 PM

  • Breezy

    45°F

    Breezy

    1 AM

 
National Weather Click Maps for More
Current Temperatures National advisories
 
Yahoo News: Top Stories
Yahoo! News: Sports News
Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations Chase Elliott penalized for modified spoiler (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


Chase Elliott

Elliott finished second to Martin Truex Jr. on Sunday at Chicago. Monday night, a Reddit user theorized Elliott's team modified his spoiler.


Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason What the long ball means in the long haul (Yahoo Sports)

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reasonA mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.


Home runs

As of Tuesday night, this season officially became the most home run-filled one in MLB history, but is this good for the sport long term?


Manafort Given 'shock-and-awe' Treatment: NYT Heisman Watch: Mason Rudolph keeps climbing (Yahoo Sports)

Manafort Given 'shock-and-awe' Treatment: NYTMatt Apuzzo, reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about the aggressive way Special Counsel Robert Mueller is pursuing his investigation of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.


Mason Rudolph

The Oklahoma State quarterback has put up ridiculous numbers so far this season. Then again, so has the Oklahoma quarterback.


When The Media Treat White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims DeMaurice Smith keeps NFLPA head spot (Yahoo Sports)

When The Media Treat White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black VictimsEditor’s note: We’re republishing this story, which first ran in August 2014, in light of a New York Post headline earlier this week that described a white murder suspect as a “clean-cut American kid.”


DeMaurice Smith

Smith will be NFLPA chief into 2021, as his new term was unanimously approved by the union's selection committee.


'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book MLB's all-time home run record broken (Yahoo Sports)

'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's bookThe former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.


Alex Gordon

Kansas City's Alex Gordon hit the league's 5,694th home run of 2017 on Tuesday night, breaking a single-season record set in 2000.




 North Platte Local News   
     
     

    North Platte Views and Opinions
     
    The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

    Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

    Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

    Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

    Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

    When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

    After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

     

     
     
     
    Advertise on TNCN