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World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, and No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Terence Crawford added another impressive win to his resume on April 20 after his sixth-round TKO over Amir Khan. Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) was declared the winner in the sixth stanza after he landed an...
The UFC crowned two new champions during its UFC 236 event on April 13. “The Diamond” Dustin Poirier defeated featherweight king Max Holloway to win the UFC Interim Lightweight champion while Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya won his fight against former No. 1 contender Kelvin Gastelum to...
This weekend will mark the biggest fight in women’s boxing as American star Claressa Shields takes on Germany’s Christina Hammer on April 13. Shields will be defending her WBA, WBC and IBF female middleweight titles while gunning for Hammer’s WBO belt , as well as the vacant The Ring title. By...
  The mixed martial arts community was a buzz on March 25 as former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement from MMA competition. I’m not going to go into McGegor’s list of MMA accomplishments and his impact on the sport like I had my previous column...
Why must it always be thus - the “haves” versus the “have nots”? In this case it is vice versa. Big government, i.e., the state of Washington, wants more tax revenue so it can spend more money. The “Tax and Spend” Democrats are flying their colors high indeed. Governor Jay Inslee wants $10B more in...
Call it a loophole if you want. But I call what Talos Tactical owner Matt Cieslar is doing in West Richland a moral win for rural residents and 2nd Amendment supporters ... albeit temporary. The owner of the gun shop at 4096 W. Van Giesen St. vowed last week to continue selling hunting rifles to...
Words and names do mean something, but I'm not sure exactly what. Let the psychologists figure it all out, but to me it spells diversity and that diversity has been with us for at least the last decade, perhaps since America's inception. Here are some musings and rants I carried into the new year...
Most of the 2018 elections are done, except for the “certification”, which is normally a rubber stamp of the results. The Dems now have the House and the GOP increased their slim lead in the Senate by two seats ... maybe. No matter which way you voted, what does or can the average citizen do now? I...

The graves of WWI veterans John and Ralph Lawless rest about a grenade’s throw from the crest of the Locust Grove Cemetery.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of Veterans Day last Sunday, I was at Brewster’s Locust Grove Cemetery. I had the entire place all to myself and while I was surprised at the solitude, it was welcome to be alone in such a place on such a dual occasion. From that spectacular vista...

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I wrote an article that appeared on Page 1 of the October 4 Quad and broached the possibility of the Pateros-Brewster-Bridgeport Senior Center closing due to shrinking membership, declining participation, and operating costs. I did so in the knowledge that while its closure is not imminent neither...

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