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On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus officially named COVID-19 a global pandemic, the first since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump designated COVID-19 a national emergency and on that same day Washington Governor...
Last year we moved into our current log home, a house that has TWO bathrooms. Whoo-hoo! There’s a loft with a master bathroom upstairs and a main bathroom downstairs. This is the first house I’ve lived in that has more than one bathroom. I grew up in an old Victorian house, where my 3 sisters, 2...
It has been said that if you give one dog a bone, you end up feeding the whole kennel. Arf! Arf! to that. Where in the blue blazes am I going with this? I am aiming at the Heart of Darkness and we aren't talking Joseph Conrad either. The heart of darkness in this story is one of selfishness. If,...

Jess Monette, Monnette & Cawley, PS
WENATCHEE - It may seem pretty basic, but no-one starts a construction project without a plan. That plan will include estimates on materials, time-frame, and costs. The more complex and long a project is, the greater the number of variables are present. When variables increase, so does the risk for...
This columnist has it on good authority that the Coronavirus has changed shape and reappeared in Germany, Canada and England. In Germany it is StPauliGirlvirus, in England, GuinessStoutvirus and in Canada, Molsonvirus. I also know for a fact that the folks in Mexico who make Corona have tried to...
Iran, China, Russia, North Korea and who knows what other entities or countries want us to all die. They are jealous of what we have and are too lazy and greedy at the upper echelons to work hard to get it for themselves. So they will employ two types of “bugs” against us – and we ain’t talkin’...
  Over the past decade, water shortages are becoming more common, limiting the availability of unlimited fresh water for irrigation, especially in the states of the American Southwest and California. Large swaths of green grass require constant watering to look healthy, and people in areas with...

Gary Bégin
It may be a tired old cliche, but it is always a word to the wise - school starts soon so watch out for kids. That includes watching out for school buses, traffic monitors and safety patrols as well as speed limits in school zones. While school gun violence dominates the news, the quiet statistics...
Mark 12: “29 Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; 30 AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’” There is a scene in the move “Fire Proof” where Caleb is heavily...
Life goes along and things go badly or well or, for most of us, somewhere always in between. Eventually life’s patterns are realized and people, logical ones that is, begin to plan their futures and start dreaming of better days ahead. Mother Nature, Father Time or the Devil and his Details come...

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