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.

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My childhood memories of a 1970s dog

A thread on the question-and-answer website Quora discussed the stark differences between dog ownership in the 1970s compared with today.

Detoxifying Congressional politics

Thankfully, June 8 marked a milestone for Congress.

Medicare payments concern provider


As a local rheumatologist who treats Medicare patients, I am deeply concerned by a recent proposal from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that could result in further payment cuts for Medicare Part B drugs.

Here’s to Darigold’s investment in our town

In this day of mixed financial news, it’s refreshing to see business booming at Darigold.

How liberals respond to gun violence

Pink Pistols, an LGBT self-defense organization, doesn’t care what color you choose for your weapon as long as you choose.

Remember, Dad is important

Our society seems enamored with the idea of a “single mom” raising children.

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Give the Dad in your life a day off

Sunday is Father’s Day.