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Top priority of congress should be reducing burdens of federal regulations on small businesses

I recently read a news story of an outstanding teenager in Prosser named Walker Orr. Since the age of 8, Walker has found innovative ways to offer a service or product in exchange for a reasonable price, from selling varieties of seeds to running a lawn mowing business.

Too much of a good thing?

I’m putting them on my salad, my burgers, popping them like happy pills.

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Role of president has changed over the years

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying.

Survival of the fittest

Days like this, said Doc, a guy has to get out and get his yard work done early, before it gets too hot.

Not everyone needs a college degree

John W. Gardner, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1965 to 1968, is quoted as saying:

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Lamborghinis, concentration camps and fetus parts

Like car parts chunked and sold in a junk yard, unborn baby parts have value, too.

All ears

“Bert looks good this morning, Doc,” Dud said, quietly. Three stools down the counter, Bert smiled and said, “Yes, I certainly do!”

Mapping the Sunnaisance?

I do a lot of walking, both for my job and as a way to help keep the weight off.

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Conservatism and hope

As we witness the fall and likely deterioration of the small Mediterranean nation of Greece, it would be wise to understand that unless America makes radical corrections, Greece’s fate will be ours.

Are we really this trashy?

Traveling our roadways, visiting our local parks and attending numerous events on a regular basis I can’t help but notice all the garbage floating here and there.

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The consequences of short attention spans

Get this: The average human being now has a shorter attention span than a goldfish.

Going Fourth

Windy Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning, searching the neighborhood for something to do for others. He decided to let his weekly day helping others come on the Fourth this week, because he was feeling very American.

They’re off and running

The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns. I’ve been following the rhetoric of both parties, and there are a few points that stand out enough to tell us something about what we have to look forward to.

Planting a SIED of thanks

Street improvements in Sunnyside, Granger and Grandview supporting new businesses – and jobs – ranging from a truck stop to a blueberry packing plant to an electrical store.

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Trump’s laughing at us

Give Donald Trump this much: he knows how to play the media like a violin.

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