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Old-fashioned baby names are making a comeback

Get this: old-fashioned baby names are beginning to make a comeback.

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If I were the devil

If I were the devil, I would not rest until I had undermined the foundation of - and extinguished freedom’s flame from - America, the nation referred to as the world’s last great hope - that shining city on a hill to which other nations of the world aspire.

A 125-year-old book reveals a lot about our state

Each biennium of the legislature, a manual is published with the rules of the proceedings of the legislature and the people involved. Since we’ve been coming to Olympia, it has always been bound in red so is nicknamed the little red book.

What’s your hurry?

I like taking South 16th Street past the Sunnyside schools on my way home on most afternoons.

It’s a long way to Nome

It’s the first Saturday in March, 1973, and more than 40 dog mushers are ready to leave the semi-pro baseball stadium in Anchorage and drive their teams more than 1,100 miles to Nome.

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We should be worried

I remember the USSR and I remember the fear I felt as a child because of the cold war.

2014 political animal awards

For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we’re at the tail end of awards season.

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Cutting Medicare to support parts of Obamacare won’t fix the problems

Since it was created in 1965, Medicare has provided important benefits - helping millions of seniors, including myself, live healthier lives.

Wheat’s played big role in Washington’s growth

On the Tacoma waterfront close to the Tacoma Dome there is a mile-long building that attracted my attention, and I did find a story there.

Nickel-and-dimed at every turn

It seems everywhere we turn we are charged a small fee for using the tools that are meant to secure payment for goods or services rendered.

2016 crystal ball

It says here that Jeb Bush has the best shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, while Hillary Clinton might not be the Democrats’ candidate - and if she is, she’s no sure thing.

Gaining ground

If there was confetti I would have thrown it.

A plea from a dieting cookie addict

We must stop them.

Simple pleasures

If there’s one thing you can honestly say about Delbert McLain, he’s as persistent as a winter cough.

Be heart smart

Each year around Valentine’s Day, we think of hearts.

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