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Over the past year, we’ve been treated with a new buzzword: “reimagine.” Specifically, much of the talk is about reimagining policing in America. I got to thinking about this … more
Early in the pandemic, signs of encouragement started appearing on theater marquees, church message boards, front lawns and living room windows. “We’re in this together.” … more
The photographs stop you dead in your scrolling. On the left is a police mug shot of a woman with a hollow and diseased face. Her baggy, half-closed eyes droop with addiction and exhaustion. Her … more
China’s growing dominance of critical metals production and its vast stockpiles is setting off global alarms as economies emerge from the punishing COVID-19 pandemic. It is not only fear of the … more
Welcome to our first edition of our Doctor Buddies column. Let’s start with introductions. We are the PeaceHealth Woodland Clinic providers Dr. Timothy Horrocks and Philip Ross, PA-C. You … more
Although New Zealand and Washington are located half-a-world apart, they have lots in common — beautiful seashores, majestic mountains, crystal clear streams, lakes, and vibrant salmon and … more
When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their jobs through no fault of … more
A few weeks ago a large yellow orb appeared in the sky and gave me a terrible fright. After delving into the deepest parts of my memory and figuring out what the warm, floating matter was, I did what … more
Sometimes being first isn’t good. Such is the case with legislation making Washington the only state to ban natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings.Thankfully, the legislators ended their … more
If there’s one thing that Americans agree on — and one thing that we actually have the power to control with our everyday actions — it’s that we want to build things in America again.I say … more
The Washington state government isn’t just nickel and diming us when it comes to a neverending conveyor belt of new and increased taxes and fees this legislative session.They’re grabbing our … more
Treaty tribes and our state salmon co-managers are looking ahead to another grim year of fishing because of poor ocean conditions that reduce marine survival and the ongoing loss of freshwater … more
The Ever Given’s grounding in one of the narrowest parts of the Suez Canal underscores the vulnerability of the world’s supply chain. The reverberations will be felt for months as consumer … more
As state lawmakers enter the final weeks of the 2021 legislative session — and the start of the second year of the pandemic — the condition of the state budget is nothing short of amazing.At this … more
If you live in a rural area, state and federal lawmakers plan to pick your pocket.Washington state lawmakers and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have proposed state and federal taxes on … more
I’m exhausted by the phony righteous indignation most online communities are poisoned with. Their power structures are all the same: a virtue-signaling hierarchy where he or she who casts the … more
It was March 23, 2020, that Gov. Jay Inslee first issued his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. For one year, Washington's governor has single-handedly ruled the citizens of the state under … more
It has been one year since students fully stepped into their classrooms. It’s time to get back to school, and not in a hybrid situation that for too many kids and parents just isn’t working.On … more
I went through a phase in middle school when I ravenously read what is called “apocalyptic fiction.” I couldn’t get enough stories about individuals and society after a nuclear war, or a global … more
Editor’s Note: A judge last month ruled that Tim Eyman will no longer be allowed to have financial control over political committees and issued $2.6 million in fines after state Attorney General … more
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