Don’t lose sight of top goals at DSS

Filling top executive positions at the state Department of Social Services might be a necessary part of revamping the agency. But we hope DSS Director Susan Alford and state legislators don’t lose sight of the primary goal of hiring enough caseworkers to take care of the state’s thousands of foster children.


The encryption conundrum

The terrorist attacks in Paris have sparked fresh debate about the risks and rewards of encrypted communications in smartphones and other devices and whether law enforcement should have what’s called “extraordinary access” in pursuit of criminals and terrorists.


Gun tragedy might have been averted

Sa’vion Barrow, age 3, might be alive today if the gun with which he fatally shot himself had been properly secured

You can’t hide a gun from children

Gun owners must take responsible for their firearms but society can help

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