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Don’t turn out the lights

Unless you’ve been living in a cave you are no doubt aware of tomorrow night’s Lighted Farm Implement Parade here in Sunnyside.

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Jeb Bush’s Shakespearean rumination

Now playing on the national stage - Jeb Bush as Hamlet: To be, or not to be - that is the question…

What lies ahead?

Given all the words and images devoted to the recent midterm elections, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas miracle

It’s amazing that the show almost was not broadcast.

Welcome to the police cam era

The Washington State Attorney General just issued an opinion on the legality of police officers wearing body cameras on their uniforms.

Giving thanks for the season

Although yesterday was Thanksgiving, I can’t help but share how grateful I am with the people who have chosen to share their lives with me.

God has richly blessed me

Moving into the holiday season, having just celebrated a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, it is hard not to list all of the many blessings for which I am thankful.

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Trail blazer

“Hey Doc,” said Herb, reading the latest copy of the Valley Weekly Miracle, “did you see all these specials they’re having in the city? Just for the Friday after Thanksgiving, too. You know, a guy could get a lot of Christmas shopping done then and save some money.”

Freedom is a fragile thing

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy.

Thank you for the past 20 years!

As I complete my final weeks in Congress, it is only natural to reflect on the past 20 years.

Lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a remarkable holiday, for all the right reasons.

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Thanksgiving 2034 ..... your sneak peek

There is no shortage of pundits who could do a worthy job of waxing philosophical about the things we should or shouldn’t be thankful for at Thanksgiving 2014.

Pass the biscuits, please

Steve will have Thanksgiving dinner over at Doc’s and Mrs. Doc’s this year, and any number of his friends are grateful for that. Steve is one heckuva cowboy and trainer of young colts, and a good friend to all, but he’d never make it as a dinner host.

The true holiday of guilt

The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian holiday season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide.

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In service to others

Some wear the title of “Christian” as a badge of honor, others wear it as a shield and a few live their lives as an example without boasting.