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What can be done to cut the number of fatal attacks on our police?

Just over a year ago on July 7, 2016 in downtown Dallas, five officers and nine others were injured when a black sniper opened fire during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. The sniper was later identified as a 25-year-old Army veteran who used a semi-automatic assault rifle to pick off his victims that awful night.

Long, hot days leave plants parched. What are your top watering tips to keep your plants in great shape?

Summer has hit the Texas Panhandle. Our long, hot days can stress plants. Country Magazine offers three tips to quench their thirst. First, early morning and very late afternoon are the best times to water. Secondly, water the roots not the plant since the roots do most of the drinking. Finally, soil dries out quickly in a container, so water daily or more often if the top layer of soil is dry.

If you have a "green thumb," please share your top yard and garden tips. Our readers would like to hear your top plant growing tips.

The Borger News-Herald's 2017 Best of the Best Hutchinson County reader's choice awards contest has begun. Who do you plan to vote for?

It's time to cast your vote for the Best of the Best in Hutchinson County reader's choice awards. Vote for your favorite business or individual. The official ballots will be printed in the June 25, 27, 29 and July 2, 5, 7, 9 & 11 editions of the News-Herald.

Relay for Life Hutchinson County is set for Saturday, June 24. If you are a cancer survivor, what tips would you offer those facing treatment?

Tremendous advances have been made in the treatment of cancer. Breakthroughs unimaginable a generation ago are now saving lives. One fact has always remained true in the fight against cancer. Knowledge is power.

How do you protect yourself this summer from bug bites and sunburn?

With graduations wrapping up and the Memorial Day holiday coming to a close, summer travel and plenty of outdoor fun equals bug bites and sunburn. It's not enough just to apply bug spray and sunscreen for protection. To avoid both summer hazards the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests you apply both, but do so in the right order.

Trees down? Need yard cleanup? The BBB offers property owners wise tips to follow.

The Texas Panhandle has experienced plenty of storm damage recently. Lots of property owners are dealing with the aftermath. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises owners to be on the lookout for scam artists. Here's some BBB tips to avoid "after-disaster" scams.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn is on President Trump's short list to lead the FBI. If he's selected, who do you hope Gov. Greg Abbott appoints to replace Cornyn was our next senator?

U.S. Senator John Cornyn is one of several candidates President Trump is looking at to succeed James Comey as FBI director. If Cornyn is nominated, Gov. Greg Abbott would appoint a short-term replacement to fill Sen. Cornyn's seat until a special election is held. Whoever wins the special election would finish the term which ends in 2021.

Who do you hope Gov. Abbott selects if this scenario plays out? We'd like to hear from our readers. Share your thoughts below.

Prescription drug prices have doubled over the past 10 years. What can you do to reduce prescription medication costs?

The high cost of prescription drugs tops the list of concerns Americans have about their health care. Here's a few tips from AARP to reduce costs. Buy generic. Know your coverage plan. Each insurance company uses different drug plan formulas. Ask your doctor if there are others prescription options. Many health plans offer order by mail. Ordering a 90-day supply by mail saves money. Use your employer preferred pharmacy. They often provide discounts. Seek assistance. Visit,, and

It's time for a 100 day review of the Trump Administration. What kind of report card would you issue?

The idea of measuring each American president by the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office dates back to 1933. Then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in a race to correct a banking crisis and pull America out of the Great Depression. The 100 day measurement has been used for every president since.

Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid during World War II. Share your memories of World War II with our readers.

On Saturday, April 18, 1942 16 B-25 bombers manned by a total of 80 men launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle. The Doolittle Raid's goals were to target the Japanese Home Islands with the goal of demonstrating Japan was vulnerable, retaliate for the attack on Pearl Harbor and boost American morale.