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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.
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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.
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Man Still Recovering from TBI

Two years back, I featured Daniel Mignerey who somehow survived life-threatening injuries on February 6, 2015
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Quadriplegic Sought Help From Friends

It seemed a fun summer trip for a 17-year-old gymnast. In 1994, Mike Ritter, now of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, joined a performance gymnastics team and headed to the sunny Bahamas
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Former Army Major Founded GallantFew

Karl Monger's grandfather acquired post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while serving in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and became an alcoholic to self-medicate those deep inner wounds.
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Miraculous Birth and Life of Johnson

An argument could be made that the life of 82-year-old Gail Johnson has been a miracle from beginning to end.
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Legless Man Considers Himself Lucky

When I first interviewed John Tartaglio years ago, he had just been on The Opray Winfrey Show. He went on to appear on her show two more times. Soon, he will appear on the Fox News show Hannity as the first person
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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