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Meet the six new members of The Forum’s Readers Board

July 30, 2011 in INFORUM

Meet the six new members of The Forum’s Readers Board. They join six returning members whose terms expire in December.
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Von Pinnon: Family of Dylan Cox also suffering from tragic losses

March 26, 2011 in INFORUM

The family of Dylan Cox has been on my mind a lot this past week.
Dylan is the 17-year-old Amor, Minn., teen who last Monday night killed Tabitha Belmonte, his 16-year-old girlfriend and mother of his 7-month-old child. Dylan then turned the gun on himself.
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Von Pinnon: Extreme airline security tests our values, priorities

November 21, 2010 in INFORUM

With all the travel associated with Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching, there’s been a lot of attention paid lately to the new, more-invasive airport security measures. Continue Reading

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Von Pinnon: Public has right to know how jail funds are spent

August 28, 2010 in INFORUM

Occasionally, it’s a fine line between a person’s right to privacy and the public’s right to know. Continue Reading

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Von Pinnon: Emergency alert systems should get with the times

August 14, 2010 in INFORUM

This summer’s excessive severe weather some of it deadly has really awakened us to a much bigger issue that has more to do with how we live today. Continue Reading

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Von Pinnon: Meet the six new members of The Forum Readers Board

July 17, 2010 in INFORUM

Meet the six new members of The Forum’s Readers Board. They join five returning members whose terms expire in December. Members stay on for a year, but terms are staggered by a half-year. Continue Reading

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Von Pinnon: Search engine results don’t always tell a complete story

July 10, 2010 in INFORUM

Every once in a while, a person whose run-ins with the law have been written about in The Forum calls or writes us to ask that we remove their name from our newspaper and online archives. Continue Reading

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Von Pinnon: Should free speech live where we bury our dead?

May 22, 2010 in INFORUM

If there is one time and place on earth that decency and decorum should rule, it’s at a funeral.

So what are we to do with hatemongers who assemble near cemeteries and places of worship with signs and shouts of “Good riddance,” “God hates you” and other despicable displays of free speech? Continue reading…