Opinion

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Despite COVID, still best time ever to be alive

As challenging as 2020 has been, we still should be thankful that it has been the best year in human history to be alive. Consider:… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2020

 

Letter to the editor

Fund bicycle, pedestrian safety now To the editor: For several years as a member of Squeaky Wheels, I’ve advocated road safety for cyclists. I’ve learned… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2020

 

Political cartoons

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  • Nov 28, 2020

 

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What will we do without Trump to beat up?

Batman needed the Joker. Javert needed Jean Valjean. Patton needed Rommel. The media needs Donald Trump and vice versa. What will they do without each… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Don Bonkers

Bonker: Kilmer to lead the way to bipartisanship

Winston Churchill was spot on when he said, “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others.” That’s the way it looks… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2020
Don Bonkers

Diversified ranks haven’t always been that way

Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. In celebrating Veterans Day this month, we… Continue reading

Science Triumphant: Rise and fall and rise of Vivek Murthy

If anyone out there still thinks voting is a waste of time, I can quash that canard with two words: Vivek Murthy. Rather than focusing… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2020
Jeremy Fields

Shopping local more important than ever due to COVID

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has made a huge impact on how Washington retailers and restaurants operate. With additional restrictions implemented at the start of… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2020
Jeremy Fields

Coma looks like a good option in divided country

“It’s a miracle,” the doctor said. “You’ve just awakened from a coma after a terrible accident in October 2016, but you’re doing well, all things… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2020

Listen to each other – not media or pundits

Sure, we didn’t know who won right away, or the next day, or the day after that, but we still learned quite a bit from… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2020

6 reasons to say goodbye to the Hunter fiasco

No matter what happens in this presidential election, it has been deeply satisfying to watch the Joe and Hunter Biden scandal hooey explode on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2020

Looking back at another fight for civil rights

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of an event that sparked the landmark ruling by federal Judge George Boldt in U.S. v. Washington that upheld… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2020

Defunding police one of the worst ideas ever

A couple of years ago, a major regional medical clinic leader announced his support for a local tax hike to beef up the city’s police… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2020

Humorous take on Halloween is bewitching

I was trying to clear the cobwebs from my mind, and all I could find was random thoughts about Halloween (a.k.a. Hallowe’en, a.k.a. Allhalloween, a.k.a.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2020

Traditional Halloween fun pales in face of 2020 reality

Halloween is a huge letdown this year. I love modern Halloween traditions. I love the sweet smell of autumn, the chilly air and the camaraderie… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2020

Ferry crystal ball: Taxes will be raised

In May, the green eyeshade gnomes in the Governor’s Office of Financial Management slyly asked, as “an exercise,” how the ferry budget could be cut… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2020

Medical bills key issue in key states

Esther Wigley just finished paying off her medical bills – from 2017. Wigley, a Medicare recipient from Scranton, Penn., is now working to pay off… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2020

Are you ready for the Nov. 3 General Election?

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, we have been hearing from voters who are concerned about it. Your county election officials want to share what… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2020

Coronavirus stimulates RV sales and rentals

Interestingly, while restaurants and airlines continue to be clobbered by the coronavirus, recreational vehicle (RV) sales and rentals are taking off. People have switched their… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2020