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FIRST step toward America’s future

It’s a compelling event - something we all better hope we see more of, if America is to thrive.

Our state’s farms provide much more than food

We live in a wonderfully productive area.

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Fixing Congress

These are hard times for Congress.

Logo a go-go

Branding is key for all entities, whether public or private, for-profit or non-profit.

Microlending: helping the world $25 at a time

I received an email Monday morning that told me I have about $12 in a special online account.

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Year four of Obamacare: delayed deadlines

As we near the fourth anniversary of President Barack Obama signing his signature health care law, residents in Central Washington and throughout the country are now feeling the pains and unintended consequences of Obamacare.

Dental delight

Herb walked into O’Dontal Dental the other day, holding his hand against a swollen face. He hadn’t even made an appointment to see Perry first, and it became obvious why he hadn’t.

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Men... your love life needs a pick-up truck

There’s a reason why American men drive big pick-up trucks: women dig them.

Happy Pi Day!

It’s March 14, better known to nerds like me as 3.14, which is the start of the value of the mathematical term π, also known as pi and pronounced the same as “pie.”

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And the Effie goes to…

Last Saturday the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Spirit of Sunnyside awards banquet and a week prior to that we had the Academy Awards.

Stories from our earliest days

From the 1889-90 Legislative Manual of Washington we learn that the oldest person in the state had just passed away.

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IRS scandal: nothing to see here…

During the March 5, 2014 House Oversight Committee hearing, former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment…again. If it were not for being a part of the most “transparent” administration, one might think she had something to hide.

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American people deserve timely and honest answers

A common concern I hear from many Central Washington residents is the direction that this White House is headed. Like you, I have serious concerns about the ongoing abuse of power by President Obama.

Get ready, Grandma is ready to clean

Having a teenage boy around the house is a tidy person’s nightmare.

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Pay attention to this

I happened to be doing a 20-hour road trip through Nevada in a rented car when Apple announced CarPlay, a system that will soon allow motorists to text, check email and be entertained via their mobile devices, while roaring down the highway.