Guest Commentary


Benefits of small town living

It was Thursday again. Mabel Adams asked at the desk to be sure.

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Food stamps…an unappetizing trend

Good news: the number of Americans using food stamps in 2014 declined slightly from the previous year.

Amid disastrous wildfires, community comes together to act

These are difficult times for many Washingtonians as the battle against wildfires continues on multiple fronts.

Buckle up…the race appears to be on in S’side

Buddy and I have had some close calls with other motorists since last week, when summer vacation ended for most local children.

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Sexual harassment should never be tolerated

Sexual harassment is an issue that sometimes is overlooked, but should never be allowed in the workplace.

For immigration answers... look to liberty

What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States without the legal right to be here? It seems most politicians and many Americans come down on one or the other extreme.

Baseball’s botched scoring

Here’s how Major League Baseball logged the first play in a Giants-Cubs game the other night: “Kyle Schwarber doubles on a pop-up to pitcher Jake Peavy.”

Old Mabton High School isn’t haunted: it’s just dangerous

I’m a Fortean, which just means that I accept the possibility that “things” might exist that science doesn’t account for or accept.

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EPA: the cure’s usually worse than the ‘disease’

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions.

Are you ready for back-to-school 2015?

The days are getting shorter and summer activities are winding down.

Don’t burn, baby, don’t burn!

Worldcon was held in Spokane this past weekend.

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Marble poisoning

It’s a race to the outside. Avoid the middle like the plague.

Balancing everything, chamber found wanting

At the store the other day I had a few bucks in change on me…just enough to pick up a few grapes and apples on sale.

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Obama opposes legislation to fix the VA

We are created with an innate sense of right and wrong and a desire for justice, so when we hear about maddening scandals like the one at the Veterans Administration last year, we expect those in charge to quickly take action to right wrongs.

Engineering a weekend getaway

Buddy is eager to take a vacation. Frankly, so am I.