Guest Commentary


Bidding farewell to my lifestyle

I have finally made the decision to throw the old notebook away so I can retire to a place where I won’t have to put up with people anymore.

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Clinton campaign springs a leak

Hillary Clinton’s cruise-control candidacy is beginning to leak oil - and that’s without any meaningful challengers among Democrats, let alone a formal Republican nominee to worry about.

Valid concerns raised by Fourth District constituents

An important part of serving in Congress is responding to questions from constituents on a range of topics, from Obamacare to national security and religious persecution abroad.

State Archives a wonderful resource

On the next rainy afternoon (hopefully we have one!), go to your computer and type in You will be entertained and educated for many hours.

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‘Come clean, or quit!’

“Integrity. Respect. Independence.” Those three words scream out at the top of audit reports issued by Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.

Take this week to make memories

Reading the posts on my Facebook each morning isn’t easy when Buddy wants to be first in line for a good morning belly rub.

We owe our military veterans debt of gratitude, quality care

As I begin my service in our nation’s capital, I have been impressed by the many monuments, memorials and statues that recall the great conflicts that have defined our history, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War and those of the 20th Century.

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Keeping up with technology

A recent computer purchase has me both perplexed and happy with the changes in technology.

Let’s ditch the traffic lights

I really like the downtown improvements...maybe it’s time to spread some of it a little further?

Spring breezes...and big bags of wind

“Whenever we get tired of breathing the same air,” Doc exclaimed to all of us sitting at the Mule Barn Truck Stop coffee counter, “along comes spring.”

Sunnyside’s humble but impressive beginnings

As I have written about the people in Sunnyside who lived here more than 100 years ago using information from a 1904 history book, I have continually checked Roscoe Sheller’s book, “Courage and Water,” to make sure the stories are the same as the ones I looked at. I have wondered if Sheller used this same history book!

Governing by crisis

After Congress came within a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people.

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Spring potpourri

So much to get to this first day of spring…

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Dry times ahead?

I was born and raised in the greater Seattle area, with webbing between my fingers and toes, and moss growing on my north side.

Remain vigilant in upholding Second Amendment

After strong, bipartisan opposition from Congress and an outcry from the American public, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) backed down last week over proposed regulations that would restrict the use of popular ammunition for legal firearms.