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A Charlie Brown Christmas miracle

It’s amazing that the show almost was not broadcast.

Welcome to the police cam era

The Washington State Attorney General just issued an opinion on the legality of police officers wearing body cameras on their uniforms.

Giving thanks for the season

Although yesterday was Thanksgiving, I can’t help but share how grateful I am with the people who have chosen to share their lives with me.

God has richly blessed me

Moving into the holiday season, having just celebrated a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, it is hard not to list all of the many blessings for which I am thankful.

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Trail blazer

“Hey Doc,” said Herb, reading the latest copy of the Valley Weekly Miracle, “did you see all these specials they’re having in the city? Just for the Friday after Thanksgiving, too. You know, a guy could get a lot of Christmas shopping done then and save some money.”

Freedom is a fragile thing

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy.

Thank you for the past 20 years!

As I complete my final weeks in Congress, it is only natural to reflect on the past 20 years.

Lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a remarkable holiday, for all the right reasons.

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Thanksgiving 2034 ..... your sneak peek

There is no shortage of pundits who could do a worthy job of waxing philosophical about the things we should or shouldn’t be thankful for at Thanksgiving 2014.

Pass the biscuits, please

Steve will have Thanksgiving dinner over at Doc’s and Mrs. Doc’s this year, and any number of his friends are grateful for that. Steve is one heckuva cowboy and trainer of young colts, and a good friend to all, but he’d never make it as a dinner host.

The true holiday of guilt

The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian holiday season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide.

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In service to others

Some wear the title of “Christian” as a badge of honor, others wear it as a shield and a few live their lives as an example without boasting.

Remembering an old flame

The recent spate of house fires we’ve had in the Lower Valley stirs memories of an experience Joni and I had one winter while living in South Cle Elum.

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Congressional mailbag

As my time representing you in Congress winds down, I want to take this opportunity to provide answers to some questions that I have been hearing from my constituents.

There’s plenty of fine dining to be had right here

I usually don’t spend a lot of time in Mabton, but I had a chance last week to not only get down there for a city council meeting, but also to drop in at the Stop ‘n’ Go for dinner before the meeting started.