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It’s difficult being a fan of the gourds

“It’s all watermelon’s fault,” said Steve, shaking his head and sliding in to the philosophy counter.

Sunnyside’s early beginnings

Who were the hardy pioneers who came to a dusty place at the end of a hill and built up a town?

The envelope, please…

Tomorrow (Saturday), the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Spirit of Sunnyside Awards banquet.

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Time to hit ‘delete’ on net neutrality

There’s a reason the words “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help” are a punchline.

Four decades and counting

Tomorrow I turn 40. I have been contemplating that.

Learning to be a citizen

The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about it?”

Time for a time we can all stick with

Every year, particularly in the spring, I come to really hate Daylight Saving Time.

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Heed warnings from Israel...America’s friend and ally

Last week, you likely heard or watched as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to a joint session of Congress. I think it was important for all Americans to hear what the Prime Minister had to say about the potential threat posed to Israel if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

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Internet trickery ranges from dress colors to horror tales

I had the surreal experience of looking at a photo online last week and seeing it go from being a white dress with ugly gold trim to a blue dress with ugly brownish-black trim.

You balance your family’s budget, the federal budget should balance, too

Imagine if someone used a credit card, but instead of their own name, your children’s names were on the card.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

When Steve and Dud got up to go get a paper, it left just Doc and Bert sitting at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop.

Honoring the volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol

Last Tuesday the Washington State Senate honored the Washington citizens who were among the first to join the Civil Air Patrol.

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Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet risks content control

Proponents of President Obama’s 332-page plan to regulate the Internet insist they oppose content control.

The big 5-0

I’m just not the man I used to be.

Karaoke winners named