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LETTER: Gunn family thankful for support

May 19, 2016 1:30am

The family of Raymond E. Gunn wishes to thank the Moose Lodge and its membership for his memorial service. We also wish to thank all those who attended the memorial, sent cards of condolence,...

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OPINION: Elma stadium committee pushing forward

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

In the aftermath of a committed campaign and yet another failed bond measure for the Elma stadium, many questions arise.

Many are asking, “Well, now what? Where do we go from here?”


OPINION: Shop Local — Go with local gift certificates

Dec 17, 2015 8:30am

A gift card to a massive box store? I think you can do better than that. In the way of a gift certificate to one of the areas local merchants? Now we’re talking.

Gift cards and certificates...

OPINION: Much already done to cleanse Washington air

Dec 17, 2015 10:30am

Just before Gov. Jay Inslee flew to Paris for the global climate summit, he met with Washington business leaders who sought assurances that his proposed carbon cap rule won’t wipe out good-paying...

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...

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: 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...