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November election is about jobs and wages

November’s election needs to be about the people who are unemployed or under-employed and how best to increase wages.

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It’s time America embraces population stabilization concept

Last year, I caught a most interesting episode of Mary Tyler Moore.

Raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer

Did you know that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States?

Look to your right: that car goes first

The “four-way stop of doom” at Yakima Valley Highway and 16th Street will be fixed soon, with new signal lights scheduled to be put up soon after the first of November.

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Meet the Comedy Central press

In what has been a season of jaw-dropping news, the largest bombshell seems like it was ripped from the pages of Mad Magazine.

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Charter school rejections fall hardest on Hispanic families

Last week in Yakima, in the second round of charter school applications, the Washington State Charter School Commission approved only one new school and rejected three others.

Obama critics too late, not too little

I’m starting to feel bad for President Obama, if you want to know the truth.

Buddy and baby, perfect foils for weather aches and pains

He may be too young to be complaining about drastic weather changes, but because he is an emphatic little soul, Buddy is the perfect companion to make me feel better about my daily weather-related aches and pains.

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Don’t scare us, prepare us

The head of the FBI says a terrorist attack may be coming.

A reality check for fields of dreams

Sally Field was so stunned by her Oscar she famously repeated over and over her excitement at people liking her, really liking her.

Sharing a slice of history with Buddy

In my ongoing journey to educate my canine pal Buddy, I have discovered he may like being read to.

It’s belly up time

We can blame it all on watermelon and pumpkin pie.

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What women want

Boy, are the folks at the syndicated game show “Jeopardy” in trouble after introducing a new category: “What Do Women Want.”

Cost of new medications could bankrupt health care

The good news is we are developing new life-saving medications every day.

Weary of McCleary

The Beatles - aka Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - advised us when we die to “…declare the pennies on your eyes.”