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Last-minute gift-giving

Christmas is just a couple of days away, which means it’s time for last-minute gift-giving and well-wishing.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

What do you say in this day and age of political correctness run amuck? Merry Christmas. Happy Hannukah. Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Happy Festivus.

Discover Pass takes access away

The state is renewing its push to require outdoor recreationalists to purchase a Discover Pass.

Two sides of a coin

As a member of the Sunnyside Arts Commission, it was an honor to help design the challenge coin the city bestows on residents.

Star Wars Part VII: The Farce Awakens

Ah, time — it travels faster than the Millennium Falcon.

Wreaths of remembrance

One of my (many) favorite scenes in A Christmas Story is when Ralphie and his family are downtown for a community parade. There’s something cozy about that scene.

Back off pay-by-mile tax plan

At 55.9 cents per gallon, our state already has one of the highest gas taxes in the nation. It’s even more expensive if you drive a diesel here, where the per-gallon tax is 61.9 cents.

Civil discourse needed on terror threat

Last week was an ugly day for civil discourse.

Top comedic news stories

Be still your beating hearts, because the agonizing wait is over. Wake the kids. Rake the leaves. Fake speaking in tongues.

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Gun control won’t fix this

The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama assured Americans all was well and he knew “of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland” based “… on the latest information I just received in the Situation Room.”

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Recreationalists know the risks

Since returning home to Eastern Washington seven years ago, I’ve made several trips to Palouse Falls.

War on Terror is creating more terror

The interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to harm us.

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Greatest environmental threat? Liberals

What a dilemma we humans find ourselves in when we discover that fixing one problem serves to worsen another, something a group of Environment Canada researchers recently determined finding environmentalists caused global warming in their attempts to curb it.

Really? Yoga is now offensive?

Growing up in a world where irony and humor are practically banned by governmental fiat is a dangerous thing.