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Still recovering from the ‘Recovery Summer’

Every day I hear from hard working people in Central Washington who are struggling to support their families and put food on the table.

Gunnin’ for office

The Fourth District Congressional race has more guns than a Vegas body-building show.

The Obamification of America

Who’s that gray-haired old guy in the Oval Office?

Seeking glory

Like a doctor removing something important, Herb Collins gently peeled the wrapper back from the root ball and tenderly placed the baby tree in the hole. Then he stood and walked around it to see which way he should align it. Actually, looks pretty good just the way it is.

Buddy is grounded until summer heat wave is over

Buddy and I have been having some very serious discussions about car rides these past few 90-degree days.

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Dead solid summer

Here’s hoping your Independence Day was beyond terrific.

It’s your right to be wrong

Slim Randles

Windy Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning, searching the neighborhood for something to do for others.

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Illegal immigration has no age limit

The latest complication in the smoldering, moldering, illegal immigration issue is the swarms of mostly Central American children suddenly showing up at and crossing the U.S. southern border.

Don’t get blown away on the Fourth of July

As a nerd, I like statistics. I enjoy reading factual tidbits, including various reports released by the Washington State Patrol.

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Bridges, roads need a lot of work to become safe again

The recent closure of the Mabton Bridge to traffic over three tons should have locals waking up to a major problem.

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We must end taxpayer subsidies for exorbitant executive bonuses

There is an outrage in our tax code and it’s costing you money.

Reminiscing about ‘them days’

On a good, warm Saturday morning you have your choice here in our valley: yard saling or livestock saling.

Another Stoner

Got a call this week from Jerry Dixon of Prosser in response to my column last Friday about a journalism mentor of mine, Jack Stoner, who passed away recently.

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Agriculture spotlight: cherries

With the start of summer, Central Washington farmers are working harder than ever to produce some of the world’s finest and most diverse agricultural products. Our region is known for producing a wide variety of top-quality, agricultural products that are enjoyed by consumers worldwide.

A service dog drop-out

My Buddy has been doing his best to find ways to become a service dog. But, I am afraid my little Yorkie pal is never ever going to make the cut.