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Second time is a charm for marriage

It’s a romance story more than 50 years in the making, and a reminder of the blessing of second chances.

Hope you enjoy our e-edition

For the past several weeks, our preliminary e-edition has been available online for free access as we worked out any possible “bugs” and prepared for a formal launch.

Presidential primary offers a voice for all

The goal of Washington’s elections community is civic engagement of our electorate.

Still waiting for a wise-use leader

The race is starting to shape up to replace Peter Goldmark as the elected state commissioner of public lands.

Needed this year: Some Will Rogers’ sanity

With incivility running high in our politics and society, we sure could use a dose of sanity from Will Rogers, one of America’s greatest humorists.

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U.S., Saudi relationship needs review

For decades the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have shared a peculiar relationship: the Saudis sell relatively cheap oil to the United States for which they accept our fiat currency.

Forget gender, look at qualifications

You know what I really resent? I resent it when someone tells me I should vote for, or support, or give a pass to, someone because it will be a “historic moment.”

Gun control debate should be more civil

Most of us, regardless of our personal beliefs about gun control, want to build a safer and more prosperous nation. Standing on that common ground, we should address a common misperception.

Dirt is good for child development

Get this: Prisoners spend more time enjoying the outdoors than modern children.

The wussification of our military

A military parade may soon look less like a VE-Day parade down Times Square and more like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, unless liberals in leadership stop using the U.S. military as a social engineering experiment.

I’m still happy listening to ‘vital vinyl’

The pictures, liner notes, the snap-crackle-pop sound when you plop down the needle are all reasons to love vinyl records.

Land transfer topic of dinner

Douglas County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner has something special in store tomorrow.

Why I snapped at a Bernie supporter

I’m crabby this time of year — absolutely miserable.

Firms pass up Obamacare credits

It was shocking to read that a scant number of small businesses are taking advantage of federal tax credits designed to make health insurance more affordable.

Looking at Olympia in rear-view mirror

I pulled into my driveway in Sunnyside late on the afternoon of March 31.