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Congressional testimony recently established that big tech made good money fostering wild conspiracy theories and enabling the Jan. 6  insurrection. News flash. Corporate America is hard at … more
Last Monday morning around 7:30, a semi-truck driver was headed down a hill in southeast Tacoma. It was a normal drive down a wooded but busy street. As he neared the intersection and traffic light … more
I visited a friend in need in Seattle about a month ago. As I drove from the downtown waterfront through the Chinatown-International District and up onto Beacon Hill, my favorite big city was showing … more
As of last week, thousands of smokers of all ages, whether current or former, are automatically eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in our state. No proof of purchase or breath test required. No … more
There are wonderful people and wonderful artists. Dixie Rogerson Bill was both. It was a sad day when I heard of Dixie's passing. I have known Dixie for many years and had the great pleasure … more
The Centralia School District Educational Programs and Operations Levy election is April 27. Ballots were scheduled to be mailed Wednesday, April 7. Please submit your ballot by April 27. The levy … more
It’s curmudgeon time again, folks. Contained here are a few things that have caught my attention in the last six months or so. You may add to the list if you want, but that entails being … more
Francis A. Schaeffer in his book “How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture” ponders this question. Schaeffer is considered by many scholars to be one … more
In case you haven’t heard it before, school financing is very complicated. Funds come from the federal government, state government and levies. Each comes with some restrictions on how those … more
The proposal to turn Washington state forests into giant carbon sinks is quite sound. As long as you discount the need to provide a much needed commodity for society, the need to provide revenue for … more
As state lawmakers enter the final weeks of the 2021 legislative session — and the start of the second year of the pandemic — the condition of the state budget is nothing short of … more
A week ago, after looking at a used car for my daughter, I crawled behind the steering wheel in our car, whipped off my mask, wrapped it over my rearview mirror, and swallowed. Suddenly, I … more
If you’re parenting a teen or pre-teen, odds are that you sometimes wish you could have a little help from someone with experience, insight and ideas tailored to your troubles. Fortunately, … more
The state Supreme Court ruling on Feb. 25 that simple drug possession is no longer a felony had Lewis County scrambling for answers, but for now, there is a pause in local deliberations over the … more
Adna is a small, rural town, 126 years old, located just 6 miles west of Interstate 5.  It lies in the valley and hills along the Chehalis River. Our community shows a fierce dedication to … more
You may recall I made a pledge around the beginning of winter that for the duration of its nasty days and evenings, I would concentrate on re-reading books that I had saved because I enjoyed them so … more
Identifying racial prejudice as “the most vital and challenging issue we face as a country,” the Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly begins a letter, “The Baha’is of the … more
It’s a shame to be an American. Cartels would get paid to bring young children through the border, assaulting them, and also bring hard drugs. I find it terrible and inhuman what is … more
A federal court order to open up hundreds of fish passages beneath roads by 2030 has been Washington’s burden for years. This $3.7 billion undertaking deserves federal funding so it does not … more
If you live in a rural area, state and federal lawmakers plan to pick your pocket. Washington state lawmakers and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have proposed state and federal taxes … more
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