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OPINION: I search because they were there

Oct 08, 2015 10:30am

I once heard a great reason why genealogy is fascinating: “If you’re a person who loves mysteries, how much better can it be than when it’s your own family?”

I don’t actually call what I do...

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An NSAID and me … a cautionary tale

Sep 17, 2015 8:00am

An NSAID and me … a cautionary tale

Most of us have heard warnings about NSAIDS — non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some NSAIDS are aspirin; ibuprophen (Advil, Motrin); naproxen (Aleve...

OPINION: Electric cars still require natural resources

Sep 17, 2015 8:00am

Tesla is the premium entry in the electric car market, with a starting price of $75,000. According to the Wall Street Journal, the high-end “Signature” model costs $132,000, slightly more than the...

OPINION: Meals with friends keep columnist away from home

Sep 03, 2015 8:30am

Yeah, we have rain.

I am hoping it makes it across the mountains and helps the firefighters get the fires under control and out. So sad to see the loss of so many homes and all the beautiful...

Promoting spud consumption in China a win for Washington families

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

In China, the government has launched an “eat more potatoes” campaign – and Washington state could benefit as a result.

China’s potato push is in part an environmental effort to provide more...

OPINION: Trip to Portland enjoyed by local family

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

Hello everyone. Summer vacation is really flying by — it seems like just the other day it was late June. It’s going to go by even faster in a few days after typing this column, because I’ll be so...

OPINION: Morton represented his people unconditionally

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

Imagine rolling into Olympia in your travel trailer each year for the start of the legislative session knowing your district has the highest unemployment in the state and the lowest average annual...

OPINION: Lunches with friends highlight of later years

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

This has been a busy two weeks for me.

The five days at the Grays Harbor County Fair helping at the information booth is always fun. Seeing friends stop by to chat and talking with all the...

OPINION: Arctic exploration is not new, just different and safer

Aug 13, 2015 10:08am

Recently, activists paddled a flotilla of kayaks — made from petroleum products — into the Seattle harbor in an attempt to blockade a Shell Oil offshore drilling platform destined for the Arctic...

OPINION: Thoroughly enjoying our East County summer

Aug 13, 2015 10:10am

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket,” southern author Kellie Elmore said.

We have been having a lovely summer here in East Grays Harbor County. Oh, I know...

OPINION: Inmate scholarships shine light on student debt

Aug 06, 2015 8:55am

The Obama administration announced it will begin providing Pell grants to federal prisoners, effectively overturning a 1994 ban on the practice.

While overturning the ban requires...