News – Comics
If you have a computer with internet access, you can get your news online.
I’ve found PBS TV stations have the best coverage of international events.
Local events are covered somewhat by my local news channel affiliate (not the national ABC, CBS, NBC news channels – find your local station). If you can afford a newspaper, nothing beats their in-depth coverage of local issues and local environmental proposals, but if you can’t afford it – check the online version of the newspaper or check your local library for the actual newspaper.
Comics are available online. You can even have them sent to your email daily. Remember comics are trademarked or copyrighted and should only be used for personal viewing. Here are some sources.
http://news.yahoo.com/comics/ Yahoo! – no longer offers comics. They discontinued their relationship with the provider.
http://www.gocomics.com/features GoComics – offers about five times the titles (278) as Yahoo! and history of several years. Strip titles are from Alley Oop to Ziggy. Some issues with ads hijacking your connection to other sites when you view multiple days in one sitting. Easily resolved by putting the ad site in your online security filter (tools-internet options-security-restricted sites).
If you want to save the comics, zoom them first for a larger file and easier viewing. GoComics will name each file for you (changed).
Note: January 2017 – GoComics now automatically shows the zoom version and no longer has a save option for the file.
Comics Kingdom offers those comic strips not found at GoComics: Beetle Bailey, Blondie, Baby Blues, Bizarro, Dennis the Menace, Family Circus, Popeye, etc., but they only allow 5 downloads before requiring you to subscribe (changed).
Note: This glitch was fixed and you can now view all available days. Some comics have a viewing history of about two weeks, some Sunday comics show the last 6 weeks in the history, it varies by comic.
You can get the same comics by going to http://blondie.com/todays_strip/ and clicking on the menu (red circle) where it says Show Me All Comics or the moving bar below (shown). Do not click on the text menu at the bottom of the screen, or it will take you back to Comics Kingdom.
If you want to save the files to your computer to view later or view in large print (zoom/magnifier), you will have to individually name each file as you save it.