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Mazda CX-3 billed as subcompact SUV

Roseville, CA,- My first thought after seeing the 2018 Mazda CX-3: Is this really a sport utility vehicle? It looks more like a tall hatchback than a subcompact SUV.

2018 Ford Mustang maintains winning formula

Roseville, CA,- The Ford Mustang has truly been one of America's iconic cars for the past 54 years. And with a purposeful new redesign three years ago, there's little doubt that the Mustang

Nissan does great job with Armada redesign

Roseville, CA, - Historically, changes have not been part of the playbook for the Nissan Armada.

Toyota RAV4 top-selling compact SUV

Roseville, CA,- The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a reputation for solid versatility because it can haul groceries, carry sports equipment, transport four kids to school, and ease into small parking spaces.

Vietnam Vet Won’t Seek PTSD Help

My featured person this week is "Maryanne," the adult daughter of a former Marine who most likely has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Raising Awareness for Mental Health

In the U.S., the month of May is (or was, depending on when your newspaper publishes this column) "Mental Health Awareness Month."

Mental Illness Stigma

I planned a long time ago writing a column on the way many less than perfect humans refer to less than perfect humans with mental illness

Father and Son Navigate Autism

"Jason" became personally acquainted with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when his child, "Tommy," was diagnosed at 4. Jason, which wasn't his real name

Secondary Conditions Worsen Disability

A person with a disability often has more to deal with than just his or her disability. According to a study in an American Journal of Public Health and involving 2075 respondents

Big Change: Helping Others to Being Helped

Through a Facebook reader of this column, I learned about 62-year-old Susan Addison of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Now retired, she was a special education teacher for more than 30 years

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