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While Tom Basinski receives hospice care, The Star-News is publishing archived columns. This column first appeared Feb. 18 2011.

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Despite what experts say, maybe you can go home again

While Tom Basinski receives hospice care, The Star-News is publishing archived columns. This column first appeared Feb. 5, 2010.

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As times grow leaner, readers turning on public employees

Tom Basinski is receiving hospice care. The Star-News is publishing some of his archived columns. Today’s column first appeared Jan. 21, 2011.

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Former detective's wife is a smuggler

Earlier in 2014 my wife suggested we get a dog. It was a good idea. We went to a shelter where a friend works. They brought out Ryder, a beagle-daschund mix. He took to me and me to him. You start out by “fostering” the dog. After a ba [..]

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Part of the job is finding money and putting it to good use

Basinski is away. This column was first published Jan. 15, 2010.

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