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The newspaper recently allowed me to share my reflections as a former House Republican leader on two lawmakers who represent the 20th Legislative District, Sen. John Braun and Rep. Peter Abbarno. In … more
Inflation is cooling but gas prices are spiking. Mortgage rates rose above 7% in August for the first time in 22 years, and they might not be done going up. Fears of an imminent recession have … more
My name is Mikhail. I’m a believer, an American citizen, life-long conservative, husband and father, and I was born in Ukraine. For the last eight years I’ve regularly traveled to the … more
I am very excited to be joining Yelm Community Schools as your new superintendent. After spending over 25 years serving students in Olympia and Tumwater, I feel honored to be part of the amazing … more
Growing up in the 1960s, our parents blamed everything on “The Beatles.”  According to them, they were “the punks” from Liverpool who caused all the teenagers to go … more
With the Seattle Mariners just one game out of first place in the American League West, my mind has turned to America’s pastime. Do you love baseball? Many Americans do. In fact, most … more
I was fortunate to attend a Joe Kent Washington District 3 event October 2022 held in Bucoda — with guest speaker Tulsi Gabbard. It was very crowded in the park that afternoon with … more
Prior to stepping down earlier this year, I had the privilege of serving as House Republican leader in the Washington state House of Representatives for five years. In that role, I worked closely … more
A big green bus with an image of a boy wearing a superhero cape rolled across the state the first week of August. The boy, as well as a young girl leaping in the air on the other side of the … more
More than 80 years ago, when the Japanese attacked U.S. battleships at Pearl Harbor, men throughout the nation rushed to enlist in the military to fight the nation’s enemies. But to win that … more
To the voters of the Southeast Thurston Fire Authority: The Southeast Thurston Fire Authority Board of Commissioners would like to thank the citizens for supporting our recent levy restoration. … more
Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment of columnist Julie McDonald’s interview with Third Congressional District candidate Joe Kent. Parts one and two can be found at … more
By Julie McDonald / For The Nisqually Valley News At the request of a writer friend, I met with Third District congressional candidate Republican Joe Kent last month and asked him questions … more
By Julie McDonald For the Nisqually Valley News After Joe Kent sat at our table in Ramblin’ Jack’s Ribeye in Napavine last month, I told the 3rd District Republican candidate … more
My mentor Billy Frank Jr. always said that it’s going to take all of us working together to recover salmon.   He also said, “Tell the truth.”   The truth is that … more
The good news is this state’s cherry crop looks good — a marked improvement over 2022. It is sweetening our farm economy, especially for cherry growers who have struggled over the last … more
LETTERS POLICY: Submit letters to the editor typed or legibly handwritten. Generally, letters should be 350 words or fewer. Deadline is noon Tuesday. Include name, address and a daytime telephone … more
On a recent trip to Snoqualmie Falls via the backroads east of Yelm and McKenna, I noticed a large number of yard signs strongly critical of the prospective development of a major commercial airport … more
Those are poignant words from the movie “Sound of Freedom,” based on the true story of Homeland Security Agent Tim Ballard, who arrested pedophiles purchasing children for sex and then … more
Nine middle school students stood on a stage and listened as Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs asked them a series of questions about the inner workings of our system of government.   … more
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