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For years, Washington state masked its high business and regulatory costs with low priced, reliable electricity — lots of it. However, Tennessee packages low cost, reliable electricity along … more
I enjoyed “Remembering the Nuremberg Trials 76 Years Later” in the Oct. 28 edition of the Nisqually Valley News. However, when writing about the Auschwitz commandant, I believe Dr. Stride … more
The town water tower is amazing. It has been restored and improved. I came to Yelm as a child, when my grandparents moved here in 1969. I always knew we were close to their home on Mill Road every … more
The 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials went by with hardly a mention in November 2020. Now, in 2021, 76 years later, the lessons of Nuremberg should be remembered and contemplated. Why … more
Under a hot summer sun in August, my stepdaughter and I discussed which dates would work best for us to watch a Washington State University Cougar home football game. My daughter plays clarinet in … 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
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
The Port of Olympia’s commissioners are happy spending millions of Thurston County taxpayer dollars on the Swantown Marina private fuel dock; the Big Blue Crane used under 20 hours a year … 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
Thank you for publishing that refreshing commentary by Julie McDonald. If all of the concerns and accusations promoted by anti-COVID-19 advocates were true, it would mean that all of our health care … 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
Every Thurston County taxpayer supports the Port of Olympia. The port is supposed to support all of Thurston County. It has three commissioners and for many years it has been run for the benefit of … more
Some people wonder, “Why should I get a vaccine or wear a mask when it’s still possible to get COVID-19 if I do?” The answer: Vaccines and masks load the dice in our … 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
There are so many people we would like to thank for their contribution to the Yelm water tower project. First, my employee and partner on this project Andrew Barben, having the faith in me and us to … more
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