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Hellertoon: Monarchs may soon flutter no more

Monarch butterflies are at risk of going extinct in the western United States, with the number of the migratory pollinators declining by as much as 99.9 percent since the 1980s.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Seeing stars with the Webb Telescope

The out-of-this-world images released by NASA on Tuesday should make us all pause for a moment and consider our place in the universe.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Mass shootings marr July 4 celebrations

The continued drumbeat of mass shootings in the United States cast a pall over July 4 celebrations, with six people gunned down in Highland Park, Ill., during an Independence Day parade, and more than 200 others killed and 550 wounded in shootings across the country over the weekend.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Who's more of a pox, humans or monkeys?

You might be wound up by feverish cable news chatter about monkeypox, but is that really the biggest problem on the planet right now?... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Inflation means more of a different sort of green, for some

It's not quite an issue for most Arizonans, but some folks around the country are hedging against further inflation by cutting back on cutting their lawns and bushes, and saving a few bucks on gas.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Gas prices high, gas tanks low

The rent may be too damn high all over, but many gas tanks are nearly running on empty as prices at the pump remain costly just about everywhere.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: What to remember on Memorial Day

Memorial Day isn't just about tossing some burgers and hot dogs on grill and drinking cold beer on a hot, sunny day.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Decade of inaction between Sandy Hook, Uvalde school shootings

In 2012, 26 people — including 20 children — were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary. In 2022, 21 were murdered at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas — including 19 little kids. In between, those with power to so something, have done nothing.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Supreme Court leak shows tide going out on Roe v. Wade

The leak of a draft decision shows that a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices favor tossing freedom of choice overboard, and allowing states to again outlaw abortions without any consideration for rape victims or the health of those who are pregnant.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Putin 'scaling down' attack on Ukraine

While some Ukrainians have employed a martyr strategy of sacrifice in the face of Putin's invasion, the Russian dictator's troops are "scaling down" their moves around Kyiv — but are they poised for a "matryoshka strategy" of retreating to their nest?... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Oscar smackdown

Not long before he walked on stage to collect his Best Actor statuette, Will Smith walked on stage at the Academy Awards to swat Chris Rock across the face after a tasteless, punching-down joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith's medical condition.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Ukraine's deflating hopes for no-fly zone

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly called for NATO countries to institute a "no-fly zone" over his embattled nation. He addressed the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, invoking memories of the Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks to evoke sympathy as Russian rockets continue to batter Ukraine.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: The flowering of Ukraine's national power

The national flower of Ukraine might be the sunflower — and the story of a grandmother instructing Russian soldiers to carry seeds in their pockets, so they can fertilize them when they die, is ominous enough. But the Russian bear has more to worry about than grandmothers.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Putin's just taking back what's his, right?

Apologists for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin are downplaying the invasion of Ukraine by repeating the propaganda line that the neighboring nation was once part of Russia. Would that thinking justify an invasion of Alaska, too?... Read more»1

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Hellertoon: An exclamation mark for Ash Wednesday

An exclamation mark for Ash Wednesday, next week: Pray for Ukraine.... Read more»0

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Hellertoon: Ol' Man Winter

Winter's sticking around for a bit — and pushing far enough south to put some more snow on the mountains around Tucson. For the rest of the country, shivers continue.... Read more»0

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