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Skilled trade jobs unfilled in our nation’s slow economy

Millions of unemployed college graduates are back where they started, living with their parents.

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Tips for tax season

As tax day nears on April 15, we’re reminded of the tremendous impact that decisions made in Washington D.C. have on Central Washington families, farmers and businesses.

Spring yard work is calling......NOT

I had nearly given up on spring’s arrival this year when it burst forth with all the dandelions I can possibly wish for. It is not that I am a fan of the sunny little weed, but its arrival reminds me that I need to tie on my yard shoes and finally uncover the flower and garden beds in my otherwise ugly yard.

A new beginning

I’ve always dreaded going to community meetings, fearing more negatives and fewer positives will be brought forth during hours and hours of repetitive discussion.

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A sinking feeling about Noah

*Sigh* The whole Noah’s ark experience used to be so simple.

Changes underway

Sunnyside motorists traveling to and fro, who typically traverse South Sixth Street to get from one destination to another have inevitably noticed their route of travel has become a construction zone.

Our food also comes from the state’s waters

Monday morning a brief article in the newspaper caught my attention. In Seattle on Thursday there was to be a parade of nine wooden fishing vessels going from their winter home in Ballard down to South Lake Union. They are to be displayed there until Saturday’s opening exhibit at the Center for Wooden Boats.

Swallowed by the streets: a child’s innocence in danger

On city streets throughout America a battle is being waged for the soul of humanity, and it is taking place right in front of our eyes.

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Protecting the Second Amendment for future generations

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.”

Rebuilding America

Ever heard of Skip Pescosolido? I hadn’t either until very recently, but I’m glad I did. Without Skip, we’d all be paying higher grocery bills.

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A March flyer

For four months of the college basketball season I’m pretty much out of the loop on what’s happening with that sport.

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Painless therapy

As a prequel to the morning coffee inhalation down at the Mule Barn coffee shop, the members of the world dilemma think tank were found at the break of day, armed with fly rods, in their other guise as charter members of the Lewis Creek Piscatorial Pursuit Alliance.

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FIRST step toward America’s future

It’s a compelling event - something we all better hope we see more of, if America is to thrive.

Our state’s farms provide much more than food

We live in a wonderfully productive area.

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Fixing Congress

These are hard times for Congress.

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