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Like many Americans old enough to remember the fall of Saigon, the video of people being evacuated from Kabul brings back memories of another time and another war. Those memories — along … more
In the midst of all the negativity we hear and read in the media today, I’d like to talk about doors and windows. Why doors and windows? Well, doors and windows are pretty cool. They are a part … more
When I heard that John Penberth died last week, my first thought was how I inadvertently wrote his campaign slogan during his 2004 run for county commissioner. In a news story, I had described … more
News that thousands of evidence kits collected during more than a decade of sexual assault investigations are finally being tested brings two old sayings to mind: — Better late than … more
OK, contrary to the headline above, there is no problem with Mineral Lake. It’s the land that surrounds it that’s causing tempers to rise on the shore. A front page article in the … more
In just a couple of days, 20 years will have passed since the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. Sadly, our nation is again mourning American lives cut short by cowardly terrorism after the deaths … more
Our state has a long and distinguished history as a place of refuge, as a welcoming locale that allows newcomers to join in the quest for the American Dream. Now, with an influx of refugees from … more
One of my father's favorite sayings, and one I try hard to follow, was never to borrow trouble. It's one that politicians rarely practice when a controversial event is just too tempting to … more
Students are going back to school in person this week. They naturally have high hopes for the new school year. Their parents, though, are worried. The last 18 months of the COVID-19 … more
It is not surprising that COVID-19, which ravaged the world, was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications; offices, stores and factories closed; and people … more
Amid the controversy over the governor’s vaccine mandate for state workers and some private employees, let’s remember something important. A vaccine mandate is very different than a … more
My mother passed away in 2019. She was 78. She was sometimes stubborn, sometimes chastising in her spirit, but she was a mother. I never felt that she regretted the role growing up.  She was … more
Over the more than a dozen years I’ve been fooling people into the notion that I know what I’m doing, I’ve devised a method or two about filling up a space calculated to hold … more
Over the last century, state, federal and local efforts to combat chronic and devastating flooding in the Chehalis River Basin have failed. There was lots of fighting and not much agreement.  … more
I understand that this letter will not be received well by all. I know that we all have our own opinions, biases and only see through our own lens. And some no doubt have raw emotions from losing … more
I thought we were coming out the other side of this pandemic, didn’t you?  Well, we aren’t.  The fact is many experts have suggested the delta variant is comparable in … more
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” - Galatians … more
Talking about COVID-19 and vaccinations — and now vaccine mandates for health care workers and first responders in addition to teachers and other education professionals  — is … more
Time is short, but action is necessary. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state Legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust … more
This has been a whirlwind of a week, as COVID-19 cases continue to spike, hospitalizations hit their highest levels since the start of the pandemic, people pack the Lewis County Courthouse to push … more
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