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In 1869, the Daily Cleveland Herald quoted lawyer John Godfrey Saxe as saying, “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” That saying, or … more
Washington state is kicking off a big change for the better. As of Jan.1, Engrossed House Bill 1074 — or Tobacco and Vapor 21 — makes it illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone … more
Treaty Indian tribes in Western Washington are greatly encouraged by Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent commitment to challenge the status quo and take steps needed for salmon recovery. It happened last … more
At Christmas, millions watch the 1946 movie classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” While it is labeled “fantasy drama,” the show gives us a glimpse of reality and reminds us of the importance of … more
To all my friends and neighbors who may not have been paying as much attention to the political scene and impeachment proceedings for the past two and one half years as I have, let me give you some … more
Regarding Tom Regan’s rebuttal to my letter to the editor, read Romans 2:11, Tom, because we don’t agree with you. We are on the left, so can we assume you are on the right? Countries that teach … more
Like many people, I’ve puzzled and puzzled as to what are the real differences between Democrats and Republicans. There was a time when you couldn’t tell the difference in Republican or Democrat … more
Sometimes you meet a person who makes you feel proud to be a human being.When that person is only 10 years old, it’s especially inspiring.Several of us at AWB had exactly that experience recently … more
Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced. However, at times, that’s what it takes. Too often new projects succumb to years of fighting among interest groups and endless political … more
I see that my letter on Nov. 26 caused a strong reaction from Rachel Cristaudo and Bob Passera.  The letter was an obvious satire commenting on our current culture. But because of that I was labeled … more
All the vitriol against President Donald Trump reminds me of Abraham Lincoln’s response when asked what he thought about  the harsh criticism in the press.  It has been reported that he said that … more
In his Dec. 9 letter, “Trump’s impeachment is necessary to maintain vision of founding fathers,” Lawrence Kee states: “Enemies are not just foreign. They are also domestic.”While a very … more
At theamericanconservative.com, columnist Rosemary Gibson writes in a commentary titled “China’s Dangerous Chokehold on our Medicines” that 80 percent of the core components that go into our … more
Please help accelerate the transition to clean fuels. Urge your state senator to support Senate Bill 5412, the Low Carbon Fuels Standard. Here’s how it works. The regulating agency would allocate … more
I have a question — how much of our taxpayer money is being spent on these hearings?Are the elected doing the job they were elected to do? As far as I can tell the impeachment hearings are all … more
The people have spoken on Initiative 976, and some politicians and activists aren’t happy about it. Instead of simply accepting the result of the vote, they took to Twitter. On Nov. 6, … more
The Mueller report confirmed that No. 45 abused his authority, violated the law and tried repeatedly to obstruct justice. He has now been accused of asking Ukrainian leaders to interfere with our … more
Americans are a mixture of cultures. That is the idea of the founding fathers. That is why they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights to begin with “we the people.” For over 200 years, … more
As a school superintendent, I am accustomed to making some pretty tough decisions on a regular basis. When winter comes along, one decision that is especially difficult is whether or not to close … more
Preliminary sales trends from Small Business Saturday show a continuing increase in smartphone purchases even among shoppers patronizing local merchants.According to The Associated Press, Adobe … more
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