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OPINION: Much abuzz in Satsop community

May 26, 2016 8:30am

Many here in Satsop have been very busy this past two weeks. The barbecue beef dinner on May 17 was again very good. Thanks to all who donated homemade pies and salads. Also thanks to everyone who...

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OPINION: Columnist returns from winter in California

May 12, 2016 10:30am

Hi everyone. I am home for the summer after spending a very enjoyable winter in southern California. Time to share what is happening in Satsop. Norene Dotson hosted the Satsop Embroidery Club...

OPINION: Blind-advocate moving to NYC will be missed

May 05, 2016 10:20am

Kirk Adams has earned the reputation as a visionary leader who gets things done for people with disabilities. Those qualities coupled with hard work and determination rewarded him with the nation’...

OPINION: It’s time to recognize farmers’ contributions to Washington

May 05, 2016 10:20am

Some say spring is the most wonderful time of the year in Washington when apple trees blossom, tulips bloom and colorful lentils carpet the fields on the Palouse.

While the spring colors are...

OPINION: Columnist recounts spring break trip to California

May 05, 2016 10:30am

Hello everyone, it’s me, Braden, back for another edition of “Dog Dayz.”

Since my last column, many things have happened. I had an amazing trip to Southern California. There, I visited some...

OPINION: There’s no friend like an ‘old’ friend

Apr 21, 2016 8:30am

In Sarah Orne Jewett’s 1896 seminal novel, “The Country of the Pointed Firs,” some folks on the coast of Maine reminisce about old times and the people who inhabited them.

“There, it does...

OPINION: Small business passing on Obamacare tax credits

Apr 13, 2016 10:30am

It was shocking to read that a scant number of small businesses are taking advantage of federal tax credits designed to make health insurance more affordable.

According to the Business...

OPINION: Cost of Boeing airplanes at heart of job cuts

Apr 07, 2016 8:30am

Boeing’s new cost-reduction plan has deep ramifications for Washington because the bulk of the 4,500 job cuts are likely to land here.

CEO Dennis Muilenburg asked investors to view the...

OPINION: 8th grade on last leg; high school brings many decisions

Apr 07, 2016 10:30am

Hello, everybody, it’s Braden here, and I am back for another edition of Dog Dayz.

I do have some awesome news for you guys. My knowledge bowl team won the overall championship. Elma came in...

OPINION: For whom the roads toll

Mar 31, 2016 10:30am

Road and bridge tolls keep many elected officials awake at night.

They often inflame voters because they are costs motorists see while driving; whereas, a gas tax is hidden in the price of a...

OPINION: Retiring Lt. Gov. Owen served “Our Washington” well

Mar 24, 2016 10:30am

For the last 20 years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (D) has served Washington well. Now, he is retiring and leaving the state senate as he found it — a dignified place to debate and enact public policy....