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President Trump disappointed most of the people that voted for him last week when he failed to veto the Omnibus Spending Bill brought to him courtesy of our spendthrift Congress. It seems the Republicans are bent on self-destruction to the delight of the Democrats who are willing to bankrupt the...
Now, after we have witnessed one of the largest mass coordinated marches in American history last weekend, it is time to say Democrats are suddenly the recipients of several million new voters and future activists vis-a-vis gun issues. I couldn't be happier and prouder of the students exercising...

Gary Begin
PINGPONGBANG - I was blessed recently to view the Korean Peace Talks Phase Juan as I supped on some chamomile tea and discussed brand name versus generic brand ice cream outside of a local rumor mill - read Café André. The vision, clear as the ring of a bell on a capital ship, took form as a...

Dan Newhouse U.S. Congressman
More than 36 years ago, three women in Central Washington pioneered their vision of serving their community through improving access to higher education opportunities for students who society may not have considered college-bound. Martha Yallup and Violet Lumely Rau of the Yakama Nation, and Sister...

Dan Newhouse, U.S. Congressman
Something that has been lacking in the current national debate on firearms is trust and good faith. Responsible gun owners mourn the innocent victims of mass shootings. Responsible gun owners want to keep our communities safe. Parents on both sides of this debate worry about our children’s safety...
Throughout a persons life there comes a need and a time to be bold, make waves, color outside the lines, tell your master you need a chance to fail in order to succeed. When that day and time come, we will celebrate your new skin, new demeanor, new spirit, new façade and honor the internal chi....
Overstating the significance of Billy Graham is difficult. Arguably the most important religious leader of the 20th century, Graham presented the gospel to an estimated 215 million people through his many evangelistic campaigns around the world and to hundreds of millions more through radio,...
Nerves are still raw as I write this editorial. Angry children and adults are screaming for someone to do something – even if it’s wrong. Mostly, they want a law to ban guns. And their anger is so intense they are blind to the inadequacy of that solution. The truth is we have tried banning guns...
With Democrats in control of the legislature it seems two things are the priority. Creating new entitlement programs and increasing taxes. Let’s review a few of the bills on the agenda in Olympia: 1) Free tampons and pads for community college students Yes, you read that right. Probably won’t...
After the Philadelphia Eagles’ thrilling victory over the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl, faith was front and center. In response to being awarded the Lombardi Trophy at the post-game ceremony, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson thanked “my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.” Tight end Zach...

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