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The birds are still very hungry

It’s a rough life for an Upper Columbia steelhead. You are born in the gravel on the Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow or some other cold river. You face all kinds of harrowing experiences traveling to your adolescent home in the sea. You are just a slip of a thing, a mere fingerling, but you are surrounded by ravenous piscavores at every turn. You have to pass maybe eight giant dams, hopefully sliding down the big fish passage flume or spilling over the top. Then you finally reach the estuary, and you ...
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Together, we can help address local poverty challenges

There is a topic of growing concern, debate and polarization in our community. It is addressing a core community issue that affects all of us - poverty. Many of us, unknowingly, have an “us vs. them” mentality which only further propagates the misunderstanding, fear and negativity surrounding this issue.

The snow goes, and it’s drought

We face a drought, as Washington defines drought, and so we will be a topic of conversation. Weather, in this age of climate change, becomes political fodder. Heat and aridity can be blamed on someone or something, preferably a political enemy or a potential source of tax revenue. They will have that, and we get drought.

The separation of campaign and state

A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to yet more regulatory wrinkles to limit political speech. These, too, would have consequences unintended and undesired by reformers, “requiring” a new round of reforms. But the Constitution, properly construed, requires a wall of separation between campaign and state.
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Stop logging our phone calls

Once in a great while, House Republicans get it right. So let me praise them for leading a bipartisan effort to curtail the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of data on the phone calls of innocent Americans.

Once again we go to the brink

We live under a constitutional republic, limited in power and staffed by our chosen representatives, and so are constantly faced with unfortunate reminders that we get what we deserve. Those congressfolk are our people, after all.

For teachers, it goes beyond pay

Legislators in Washington state believe teachers are doing rolling walkouts because of pay issues. Sure, that is part of it. When your check actually gets smaller because there is no cost of living increase but insurance costs are growing and the price of life keeps going up, it is fairly discouraging. For me, though, the much bigger issue is the loss of autonomy, the lack of understanding that teachers know more than others about how to actually teach and the belief that many teachers are bad and need to be ...

Together, we can help address local poverty challenges

There is a topic of growing concern, debate and polarization in our community. It is addressing a core community issue that affects all of us — poverty. Many of us, unknowingly, have an “us vs. them” mentality which only further propagates the misunderstanding, fear and negativity surrounding this issue.

Safety Valve

Standing with teachers an honor

Wilf Woods | Our day to remember

They used to call it Decoration Day. Congress made Memorial Day official in 1971, a day dating back to 1866 when the people of Waterloo, New York, first honored the Civil War dead.

Together, we can help address local poverty challenges

There is a topic of growing concern, debate and polarization in our community. It is addressing a core community issue that affects all of us - poverty. Many of us, unknowingly, have an “us vs. them” mentality which only further propagates the misunderstanding, fear and negativity surrounding this issue.

Want hypotheticals? Here’s one

WASHINGTON — Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall.