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My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents' home in Houston. It was a benighted time for people with AIDS. There were no antiretrovirals then. There was nothing much you could do for an AIDS patient but hold his hand. And many people still thought you...
1. The Russia collusion delusion illusion targeting president Trump with ZERO evidence after 20 months by democrat prosecutors and ignoring the many obvious felonies committed by the Obama and Clinton administrations. 2. Hypocrisy is democrat politicians and Hollywood types calling for gun control...
The Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that, for the second consecutive year, the total national cost of caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will exceed a quarter of a trillion dollars, amounting to $277 billion in 2018.  In...
Newhouse seems to have a blind spot Congressman Dan Newhouse is one of the sponsors of H.R. 3144, which would maintain the operational status quo at the four lower Snake River dams in the Columbia River Basin. These dams are bad-actors for their negative effects on 13 runs of threatened and...
Its a mad, mad world     Planned Parenthood “protects kids” by supporting the gun control lobby while they have no problem participating in the murder of millions of unborn children. Many Americans believe in socialism. But look at socialist Venezuela (where years ago the government disarmed the...
Methow Valley Ranger District receives funds On Feb. 16, the Methow Valley received some wonderful news.  The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced the selection of 15 priority areas to receive funding to address the backlog of trail maintenance in our national forests and...
There’s an important issue that hasn’t received much media coverage but that affects every reader’s life. U.S. Representative Steve King’s (R-IA) bill, HR 3599, The “King bill,” HR 3599, undermines the authority of states to pass laws to protects animals and their citizens.  Many critical laws...
What just happened to Public Disclosure? February 23, 2017, the Washington legislature decided they did not have to abide by the state’s voter-approved Public Records Act, which requires, with subsequent judicial rulings, that state officials disclose their records. The Feb 24, 2018 Seattle Times...
Like so many, I am appalled at today’s politics. Each day we are being asked to buy into yet another story, stories propagated by partisan leadership, much of it designed to divide the opinion of all Americans.  I am very concerned that we not forget what Democracy is all about. To keep Democracy...
I was born in Wenatchee in 1951 and was raised by the finest folks this world had to offer. These men were dear friends of my father, Cleo. Nelson Quast, Morris Taylor, Buzz Buts.....( my spelling might not be correct.) As Memorial Day passes, I must say, these men put the fire in my life. Although...

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