Roadkill law helps ruralites

Most of us would turn our nose up at the thought of eating an animal found dead along the road.

America had more than 13 colonies

The Fourth of July has come and gone, and with it the annual reminder about a group of brave souls who sparked a revolution against an evil empire.

‘Great’ effort will take everyone

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to “Make America Great Again!”

Intentions should not justify meddling

Good intentions don’t justify federal meddling in local government.

After ‘Brexit,’ can we exit a few things, too?

Last week’s U.K. vote to leave the EU may have come as a shock to many, but the sentiment that led British voters to reject rule from Brussels is nothing unique.

Taking a trip down memory lane

Since my daughter’s return home three weeks ago, I’ve been on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The State of Mabton

Apparently a “Maxit” is under way.

Reflect, remember this July 4

Since 1941, U.S. residents have enjoyed the fourth day of July as a national holiday.

American bicentennial turns 40

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Bicentennial, memories come flooding back.

Watch out for South Carolina

Washington leaders need to keep an eye on South Carolina. It is a state which is becoming a strong magnet to attract business.

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Take care when you shoot off fireworks

Responsible use can help prevent injuries and wildfires

Igniting fireworks is an American tradition on Independence Day. But fireworks use comes with responsibility.

Employers can’t afford to sit out election

As I’ve traveled the state the last few months as part of the Association of Washington Business’ small-business listening tour, I’ve noticed campaign signs for nearly every race and political persuasion, from president to county precinct officer.

Bully for you, Brits

Britain voted yesterday to remove itself from the European Union. Many are calling it “Brexit” and June 23 Britain’s “Independence Day.”

Self-governance back in fashion

While most of you slept last night, I searched the Internet looking for updated results on the British election to exit the European Union, or “Brexit.”

Forest routes should stay open

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is pushing a “preferred” plan that would slash backcountry vehicle access by nearly 80 percent and eliminate your ability to ride cross country.