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Mike Masterson

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Almost losing Anna

Subscriber onlyWarming weather each spring invariably triggers terrifying visions embroidered into my psyche. Continue reading...

Failing trust and justice

Subscriber onlyNearly all the expert technicians with the FBI's forensic unit presented inaccurate or bogus evidence in most court cases they testified in in the 20 years before 2000, according to an investigation and story published in the Washington Post. Continue reading...

Safety of bridges

Investigate thyself

Subscriber onlyIt's been difficult for many of us to keep up with all the fuzzy shape-shifting underway in Washington County's investigation into shabbily built bridges. And now county leaders have decided to ... wait for it . . . investigate themselves. Continue reading...

Over county waters

Troubled bridges

Subscriber onlyWhen things don't appear or seem the way they should, the best advice for an answer is usually to follow the money. Continue reading...

Return to paradise

Subscriber onlyAt more than 30 people, It was the largest gathering of print, broadcast and Internet journalists to attend the annual reunion of writers at Gaston's White River Resort since the event began in 2007. Continue reading...

Relieved of watch

Subscriber onlyI'm sitting in the front pew of the chapel on the U.S. Navy base in Millington, Tenn. Around me are a dozen family members along with 150 others in a variety of naval uniforms. Continue reading...

Nature of reality

What are we?

Subscriber onlyI'm no physicist or chemist, just a journalist who for 40-plus years has pursued questions about the nature of this supposedly solid reality we temporarily share. Continue reading...

Investigate those bridges

Subscriber onlyWashington County Quorum Court member Eva Madison and I want to know: Why were the questionable concrete supports containing the rebar that was supposed to support the defective Stonewall Bridge so quickly torn down and disposed of? Where has the rubble gone? Continue reading...

An ill wind wafts

Subscriber onlyBreezes of discontent are sweeping through the normally placid community of Elm Springs. Continue reading...

After Selma

Rose and King

Subscriber onlyThe movie Selma was among eight films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. It's the dramatic account of the days leading up to and through the historic civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in March 1965. Continue reading...

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