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The geniuses in Olympia are at it again. They have been very quiet lately. Merry Christmas — come Jan. 1, you will be paying between 40 to 50 cents a gallon additional sales tax on your fuel. … more
The holiday season is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving lost loved ones. Evergreen wreaths placed on veterans’ graves across America help to ease that pain. More than 2.5 … more
Republicans are having an identity crisis.  How else are we to explain Republicans voting for gun control laws that will have no effect on crime, or an expensive boondoggle of an … more
To all you bridge deniers, look what you did. You made the cost of replacement go through the lid. Just what we all needed, suffering more from inflation, while the I-5 Bridge continues … more
After 13 years of keeping chickens I’m still gobsmacked when I see feathers everywhere and the birds invariably choose the coldest months to get going.  I keep in mind they’ll be … more
Washington is fortunate to be a state filled with strong, resilient and innovative employers. We were reminded of that last month during the annual Association of Washington Business (AWB) awards … more
I would like to make some comments in response to Julie McDonald’s commentary in the Nov. 18 edition of The Reflector. The letter is divided into four sections. I’m going to comment on … more
In a recent opinion piece in the Seattle Times, former State Senator and current Washington State Director of Commerce, Lisa Brown, rightly describes the difficulties a small business startup faces … more
I read about a discovery in Antarctica of a 100-year-old fruitcake, found in a hut on Cape Adare, and it was still good.  It was wrapped in paper in the remains of a tin and was in … more
Who tried to overthrow the Capitol and deal a death blow to one of the foundations of American democracy? Muslims? No. Mexicans? No. LBGT militants? No Black Lives Matter? … more
In the Nov. 23 edition of The Reflector, a front page article ran titled “Tree of Life springs at Ridgefield High School.”  Considering the difficulty that many school districts … more
A recent New York Times article addressed the growing presence of armed protesters in public spaces, including those seen targeting gay pride events, abortion and racial justice rallies, election … more
The good news is, despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing online but making in-store purchases.   The National Retail Federation (NRF) … more
Native nations are on the front lines of climate change. The impacts have reached our shores and are forcing us to leave traditional lands behind. Sea level rise, flooding, erosion, intensity of … more
Last summer, our state’s wildfire season was below normal — a welcome relief for firefighters and smoke-choked Washingtonians, especially city dwellers. However, that all changed this … more
Clark County, so often overshadowed by that big city to the south, has much to be proud of.  One of these is the annual Interservice Walk & Knock food drive. Now in its 38th year, Walk & … more
Playing a game with my granddaughter was not fun. When she lost, she would scream and holler, claim she won, the rules were not followed, and other players cheated. She is 11 now and has matured. She … more
For many Americans, politics has become a quasi-religion — especially as participation in actual, organized religion has plummeted. The U.S. has long been known for our “civil … more
My hat is off to anyone brave enough to be a policeman. It’s a job few people can do. They save lives. They keep people safe. It’s an honorable and much needed profession. That said, and … more
Some of the most amazing companies in the world are hiding in plain sight, right here in Washington. They’re located inside industrial buildings and office parks that we drive by every day, … more
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