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Red Cross Hurricane Harvey - You Can Help Make A Difference redcross.org/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane‎ The website above is the one I trust because I know the American Red Cross, have donated blood to them for years and having also received help from them. I also trust the Salvation Army for some...
In the Fourth Congressional District, the August district work period has been a busy time for me traveling up and down Central Washington to meet with constituents and hear their concerns firsthand. Many communities in our area are dealing with dry weather and wildfires, which are a constant...
In January, as soon as it became clear that former Texas Governor Rick Perry would serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy, I extended an invitation to him to visit Central Washington. Last week, I was pleased to welcome Secretary Perry to learn more about the contributions our community has...
The old folk tune written by Pete Seeger mimics the Bible* and thus acknowledges the reality gained through millennia of man’s experience on planet Earth. Here is the gist of that song: “To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under...
If you speak with any local veteran in Central Washington, as I do regularly, you will likely hear stories of frustration with the Veterans Administration. While there are many dedicated staff and VA providers, our veterans deserve so much more than long drives and long wait times to receive the...
I don’t have all the answers, but no one human does. So here’s the plan: Allow unlimited immigration to the United States with the caveat that all males and females immediately enlist in the military, branch of their choice, as a price for admission. Once they serve a four year contract, which...
No matter how much proof is offered that mankind has had minimal or no impact on global temperature, there are those who would still rather believe gross distortions and lies based on science fraud than the truth, wrote environmental scientist Dr. Michael S. Coffman in the Fall edition of Range...
Modern American business now seeks to do everything via smart phone apps, websites, texting and gasp, “digital coupons.” Now, being fond of ketchup, especially on my “freedom fries,” hamburgers (free range) and even salmon (wild caught) cakes, I was exhilarated to discover ketchup on sale for .99...
When the income tax salesman comes to your door promising to make you an offer you can’t refuse remember to choose wisely. If you don’t the next words you may hear out of his mouth will be “I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.” Though always sold as a targeted tax on the...
OLYMPIA—Democrats’ failure to prioritize a fix to the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision on water rights is jeopardizing revenue needed for state collective bargaining contracts. The Hirst decision radically departed from decades of past precedent and practice in establishing permitting rules for...

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