Guest Commentary


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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I’m an Olympics widow

My husband is a huge Olympics fan, so I’ve spent the last two weeks sitting backseat to his watching all the events he can on TV.

Green Rush Munchies

It’s easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That’s so incredibly righteous of you.

The Historic Columbia River Highway

Because of snow and avalanche control, the east-west passes are shut down as I write today.

We all have those kind of weeks

We have all experienced life’s ups and downs. Sometimes we feel we have been knocked off our feet, but we know we can’t give up.

Winter Olympics: the untold story

Hundreds of millions of people will be following the 2014 Winter Olympics, even though the underwhelming motto (“Hot. Cool. Yours.”) sounds less like a paean to athletic excellence than the sort of progression that accompanies a court-ordered paternity suit.