They had a good laugh over it, the reports said. What a knee-slapper. Candidates for the United States Congress, at a recent climate change forum at a Ballard brewpub, indicated through their mistaken answers to a simple question that neither has any idea where electricity comes from. What a hoot.
A specter is haunting academia, the specter of specters — ghosts, goblins and “cultural appropriation” through insensitive Halloween costumes. Institutions of higher education are engaged in the low comedy of avoiding the agonies of Yale.
Eastmont Community Park is a gem, a treasure. It is both creator and storehouse of memories for generations, for East Wenatchee and beyond. We should be grateful community leaders had the foresight to set this land aside for parks so many years ago. What began as greenspace beyond the city limits has become a community focal point and outlet, a commons, a place to gather or expend healthy energy, for young and old.
We already miss our friend George Buckner. A great many others do as well, we are sure. We miss the smile, the warm greeting, the outstretched hand, the wisdom, the willingness to offer constructive advice, the dedication to family, friends and community, and the constant striving to make this a better place.
The second presidential debate — bloody, muddy and raucous — was just enough to save Donald Trump’s campaign from extinction, but not enough to restore his chances of winning, barring an act of God (a medical calamity) or of Putin (a cosmically incriminating WikiLeak).
Human beings have digging copper since the dawn of civilization. For 10,000 years copper mines have been important sources of wealth, providing the raw material for tools, weapons, ornaments, money, from Peru to Roman Iberia to China. Copper made electronic communication possible. It brought water to your home. It made travel by sea efficient and practical by preventing the fouling of ships’ hulls. Nations and states were built on the extraction and export of copper. My own grandfather went to the Arizona Territory at the turn the of the last ...
Prior to donning his evening clothes for the inaugural ball, President Donald Trump will have a busy schedule. The promised first order of business: To undo many executive orders issued by the previous president, which is of course the new president’s prerogative. On his Facebook page Trump said he will undertake to “get rid of the attack on our Second Amendment, because that’s what Obama is doing” and “I would very, very strongly get rid of the attack on the border. We have a border that’s like a piece of ...