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Computers can tell gay or straight

According to “Newsweek” and MSNBC, Stanford University researchers have reported startling accuracy in predicting sexual orientation by using artificial intelligence analysis of facial features in photographs.

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Forget politics, show respect

I enjoy football.

Put male or female on birth certificate

When you are born, you either arrive with the indoor plumbing of a girl or the outdoor plumbing of a boy. And while there may be birth defects to cause a few babies to be born without either, gender is determined by your chromosomes.

They’ll go after Columbus next

On March 14, 1891, in the city of New Orleans, 11 Italian Americans were lynched by an angry mob. The anger stemmed from a jury’s failure to convict the men of killing a police officer, Daniel Hennessy.

Thanks to all you environmentalists

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Thanks to all you environmentalists — for burning up our forests, rather than log or graze.

Facebook and Irma, yea

I often hear or read people on Facebook say how much they don’t like it. They write a bitter post about the bitter post that got under their skin.

Zinke’s fire plan welcome in West

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has apparently heard the cry of rural West residents plagued by more intense wildfires and burdensome forest regulations.

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Return to rule of law is not ‘cruel’

Those in freak-out mode who say it is cruel for President Trump to phase out former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, edit should take a deep breath.

Change state leaders to improve air quality

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As Washingtonians choke their way through another month of raging wildfires, westside leaders seem too busy grandstanding against the Trump Administration to tackle this major public health and safety emergency.

Did your vote help foul our air?

The air is so thick around Eastern Washington these days that you can taste it.

Business growth changing our area for better

All too often, it’s easy to complain that the area is suffering a loss of business and devoid of customer service.

Disasters prove urban sprawl kills

Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populated with more than 10 million residents, is in an emergency state, per Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration.

Sunnyside firefighters deserve our praise

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The Sunnyside Fire Department should be commended for its participation in the Sunnyside JC Penney “Back to School Safety Bash.”

Put monuments in museums, not public

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In regard to Publisher Roger Harnack’s previous column on Confederate monuments...

Finally, media reports on ‘antifa’

The Washington Post headline is absolutely astonishing: “Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley”

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