Fine... just fine

You heard the phrase hundreds of times this week, Marshawn Lynch’s, “I’m here so I won’t get fined.”

False front

Doc was just getting up to leave the philosophy counter as Herb walked in. Herb was grinning and flexing muscles and had the look of eagles in his eyes. We stared.

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Padlock the U.S. Department of Education

This week, events around the country will highlight the importance of parental control of education as part of National School Choice Week.

Buddy hates the fog

Can somebody make all this wet, nasty fog just go away? I’d settle for a nice snow storm just to take all the gray away.

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Vaccines save lives

The recent measles outbreak in California didn’t have to happen.

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Color me a Seahawks fan

“Seahawks!” a motorist yelled at me last week as he slowed his car.

Let your voice be heard on marijuana sales

Here we go with marijuana sales in Sunnyside...part two, as the moratorium on banning sales will expire on Feb. 10.

Honoring Dan Evans

The Senate last week honored Dan Evans on the 50th anniversary of his swearing-in as governor of the state of Washington. He attended and spoke, a very spry 89-year-old.

The state of the bubble address

I didn’t watch the State of the Union Address Tuesday night.

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Rep. Newhouse’s Response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address last night

"In tonight’s State of the Union speech, I had hoped that President Obama would reach out to Congress with a serious proposal to rein in federal spending and encourage the creation of middle class jobs."

We need a better sense of humor

Boy, does the world need a better sense of humor right about now.

Opportunity for all, favoritism to none

Many of us launch a new year with resolutions. We may not write out a formal list, but something about the arrival of Jan. 1 makes us want to do better.

Pets: good for the soul

Three years ago I got an unexpected birthday present when Inkwell the kitten came into my life.

Bucks, Ducks and City Council’s quandary

“Don’t tell me you’re a Quacker!” cousin Terry from Ohio texted just before the national championship football game.

Ten New Year’s resolutions for Congress

Since New Year’s is traditionally a time for resolutions, and since the new Congress just recently convened, I thought I would suggest some New Year’s resolutions for Congress: