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Over two million acres of working forests managed by the state of Washington provide a sustainable and continuous supply of timber, clean water for salmon, habitat for wildlife, family-wage jobs and … more
Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining government regulations and … more
Over two million acres of working forests managed by the State of Washington provide a sustainable and continuous supply of timber, clean water for salmon, habitat for wildlife, family-wage jobs and … more
Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan. It impacts us. So when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up “unification” efforts, it … more
Tribal treaty rights are being attacked by so-called conservation groups that threaten legal action against our hatcheries. Hatchery production is an essential part of salmon recovery. Along with … more
The COVID-19 pandemic is a creation of the media. COVID-19 was created in a lab. Vaccines don’t work. Masks don’t work. They died of comorbidities, not COVID-19. Hospitals earn kickbacks … more
Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President Joe Biden rolls out his progressive agenda. The key question looking … more
Growing up, no one told me I was a Republican. I just knew. Low taxes, responsibility, smaller government, free markets, law and order, that all made sense to me. It also made me feel good to be … more
The COVID-19 pandemic is a creation of the media. COVID-19 was created in a lab. Vaccines don’t work. Masks don’t work. They died of comorbidities, not COVID-19. Hospitals earn kickbacks … more
The debate continues about mandatory vaccinations and requiring proof to travel or enter a restaurant or take part in other normal activities we used to enjoy.   I’ve noticed the … more
A recent edition of the Sunday Seattle Times raised that question. It centered around the undeniable evidence that glaciers — at least in our part of the world — are shrinking. We can … more
In a Sept. 4 commentary in The Chronicle, Liv Finne of the Washington Policy Center wrote “the systems and policies of public education have failed, despite the best efforts of teachers and … more
Like many Americans old enough to remember the fall of Saigon, the video of people being evacuated from Kabul brings back memories of another time and another war. Those memories — along … more
In the midst of all the negativity we hear and read in the media today, I’d like to talk about doors and windows. Why doors and windows? Well, doors and windows are pretty cool. They are a part … more
Students are going back to school in person this week. They naturally have high hopes for the new school year. Their parents, though, are worried. The last 18 months of the COVID-19 … more
It is not surprising that COVID-19, which ravaged the world, was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications; offices, stores and factories closed; and people … more
My mother passed away in 2019. She was 78. She was sometimes stubborn, sometimes chastising in her spirit, but she was a mother. I never felt that she regretted the role growing up.  She was … more
Hello Thurston County! I hope you are finding ways to stay cool in this hot weather we are having this week. On Aug. 12, I issued a masking directive for Thurston County and joined health officers … more
Editor’s Note: Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, issued the following statement in response to insistence from Democrats that … more
There is no doubt the issue dominating the news and our email inboxes is the governor’s recent vaccination mandate, issued on Aug. 9. We share the concern many constituents in the 20th … more
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