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An Old Dog’s Tale: Falling off the mountain
Old Dog's Tale by Wayne Downing 3/22

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Just think: Why not be more like Finns?
Just think: Why not be more like Finns?

Finland celebrates its centennial this year and, given my Finnish heritage, I’ve received many lists touting Finland as the “first” (to allow women to vote) or “best” as in public education. My strong Finnish...

Animal Shelter Report: Volunteers help with new ‘Reading to the Cats’ program
Animal Shelter Report: Volunteers help with new ‘Reading to the Cats’ program
Pet Report
Guest column: A personal view of the ‘Muslim Ban’

The arrival on the Peninsula of the Iranian writer Aida Moradi Ahani was a reminder that there was a time when our relations with Iran were rather different. In mid-1970s I was working for a New York-based company that had been founded in China. They...

Assessor News: County auditing senior tax exemptions

The Pacific County Assessor’s office recently mailed out letters to those property owners who are currently receiving a Senior Citizen/Disability exemption on their property. This exemption is for people whose property is their primary...

Mayor’s Corner: Aggressive agenda set out for 2017
LB Mayor's Corner
Coast Chronicles: Our Town, March 2017 edition
Coast Chronicles: Our Town, March 2017 edition

Last Saturday, in celebration a couple days early of International Women’s Day, March 8, Colleen Smith offered up Adelaide’s Books and Coffee as the venue for the literary gathering of four women writers. Iranian author Aida Moradi Ahani...

What if the birth mother changed her mind?
What if the birth mother changed her mind?

The call came on Good Friday. A healthy boy! We were to pick him up on Monday, the day after Easter. I was ecstatic but worried. The birth mother was opting to feed and hold the baby during her stay at the hospital, typically two or three days. I knew...

Guest Commentary: There’s a nuclear reactor in my backyard

Living here on the Long Beach Peninsula, it seems like every day that we find out about potential risks to the Columbia River, our fisheries and our way of life. As a fifth-generation resident along the Columbia from Walla Walla to Ocean Park, I...

Mayor’s Corner

Elementary, my dear… 
Mrs. Carnegie, yes! But what about Andrew?
Elementary, my dear… Mrs. Carnegie, yes! But what about Andrew?
Column by Sydney Stevens 3/1
Coast Chronicles: You can’t go home again
Coast Chronicles: You can’t go home again

Despite Thomas Wolfe’s death in 1940, his enterprising editor managed to scrape together a last novel “You Can’t Go Home Again” from an unpublished manuscript of his. The book tells the story of a changing America in the...