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Get practical over waterways regulations

Feb 04, 2016 8:30am

The seemingly endless stream of Obama Administration rules to circumvent Congress and states is driving people away from finding practical solutions to problems and into courtrooms filled with...

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OPINION: Observations from behind the kettle

Dec 10, 2015 8:30am

Observations from behind the kettle

Dear Editor:

I have been spending two hours a day for the last two weeks ringing the Salvation Army bell outside my local grocery store, and I would...

OPINION: It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas

Dec 10, 2015 8:30am

As many folks would agree, Christmas is a singularly special time.

I’m not referring to “the holidays” or the “holiday season.” I’m talking about Dec. 25, the day we honor and celebrate the...

OPINION: Abundant salmon runs in east are early Christmas present

Dec 10, 2015 10:30am

Fishermen to the east and south have good and very good news this Christmas.

The good news is timely releases of stored water from reservoirs like Lake Roosevelt behind Grand Coulee Dam kept...

OPINION: How to help food banks year round

Dec 08, 2015 4:56pm

This is the time of year when local food banks receive a great deal of support which goes directly to their local communities.

Each individual’s one-time donation is essential toward keeping...

OPINION: Adjusting to the middle school life hits hard at holidays

Dec 03, 2015 8:30am

Hello everyone.

We are now officially in the holiday season of 2015, But it’s not like it used to be. In junior high, there is no candy in class before Halloween, there are no turkey hands...

Shop Local — Make it a family experience

Dec 03, 2015 8:30am

If you like to shop with young kids or elderly family members, then the madness that accompanies Black Friday or even Thanksgiving night shopping at major retailers probably isn’t for you.


OPINION: Thanksgiving with family brings columnist home

Dec 03, 2015 8:30am

I came home to enjoy Thanksgiving with my children and families. We enjoyed a turkey dinner at the Federal Way home of my daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Mike Turner.

On Friday night, I...

OPINION: When a higher wage isn’t

Dec 03, 2015 8:30am

The news is full of organized protests and street demonstrations demanding a $15 minimum wage. Several cities across the nation have passed or are considering big hikes in their minimum wage.


Senior meals need better holiday timing

Dec 03, 2015 10:30am

Dear Editor:

Elma Senior Center has always delivered meals to Oakville on Thrusdays, and when it is near a holiday (like Thanksgiving was this year), the week before the holiday, the ham or...

Fundraisers for soccer coach successful

Dec 03, 2015 10:30am

We would like to thank the members of our community who helped make our efforts to raise money for Montesano soccer coach Mike Malpass and his family hugely successful. We brought in $2,000 from...