Opinion

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All I want for Christmas is COVID gone

Now that we are well into the month of December, my three teenage daughters have provided me with their extensive Christmas lists — both electronic… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020
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Think of different personalities when making rules

The way my siblings and I responded to my family’s chicken-pox outbreak in 1973 may shed light on Americans’ responses to COVID-19 in 2020. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020
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Wreaths honor fallen, even during pandemic

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. Try adding a crippling killer virus into that mix. That is the… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020
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Biden’s call to mask up good policy and good politics

While President-elect Joe Biden’s recent suggestion that all Americans wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency was as much public relations… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2020
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Recycling wind blades into cement will help with energy, too

Would you believe in the future when a cement truck shows up to pour your foundation or patio, the mixture will likely contain ground-up wind… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2020
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Retailers stepping up in more ways than one

The V-shaped economic recovery President Trump has talked about may soon be a reality. The news that several novel coronavirus vaccines will soon be available… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2020
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Finding the good in our grief with Charlie Brown

Good grief. It surprised me how sad I was that “A Charlie Brown Christmas” would no longer air on broadcast television. I felt like I’d… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2020
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Trump avoids COVID in favor of sad political rally

Recently, on the day that Pennsylvania crossed 10,000 COVID-19 fatalities, Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly gathered at a hotel in Gettysburg to hold a… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2020
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WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman (Contributed photo)

WIAA: School sports activities needed now more than never

Ever since I was lucky enough to become executive director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making… Continue reading

WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman (Contributed photo)

Biden needs to charged with helping e-waste recycling

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century is dealing with the progress of the 20th Century — especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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