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Animal Shelter Report: Little Gary is yearning for a quiet home
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Animal Shelter Report: Little Gary is yearning for a quiet home

When we humans get older and our eyesight begins to diminish, the fix is easy — we get glasses or have cataract surgery. When we get hard of hearing, we get hearing aids. But as dogs age and begin to have these issues, the fix is just not there...

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Life begins at 80: Part 2
Life begins at 80: Part 2

Nothing happens, nothing happens, then everything happens.” (Anonymous.) Since turning 80, I find this true. Changes get started behind curtains, hide for a while, then sneak up one day and say, “Boo!” Sometimes you giggle at...

Coast Chronicles: Your attention is needed
Coast Chronicles: Your attention is needed

We are certainly going through a rough patch in our country. Pundits are calling it tribalism. I’d say our understanding of democracy is slipping away. When people or parties begin making decisions that do not support what is best for the...

Column: Cast a wide net to ensure future for salmon in our communities
Column: Cast a wide net to ensure future for salmon in our communities

Recovering our salmon and steelhead populations must be a priority for every elected official at every level of government in Southwest Washington, including anyone seeking to represent our community in Congress. I’m glad my opponent has...

Animal Shelter Report: Sad ladies deserve a loving home together
Animal Shelter Report: Sad ladies deserve a loving home together

It was a very sad day last week when Sterling and Lana’s owner had to surrender them to the shelter. She had had these one-year-old kitties since they were just kittens, and loved them dearly, but she lost her home and has no place to live...

Editorial Cartoon: Toxic politics
Editorial Cartoon: Toxic politics

A deadly wind indeed: 
Columbus Day Storm is the disaster by which others are measured
A deadly wind indeed: Columbus Day Storm is the disaster by which others are measured
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Animal Shelter Report: 
Blessing of the animals this Saturday
Animal Shelter Report: Blessing of the animals this Saturday

“Mittens” is just one of the great shelter pets hoping to see you this Saturday, Oct. 6, for the annual Blessing of the Animals. The Rev. Richard Loop, vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, will be blessing the shelter pets and...

Elementary, my dear…: 
Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!
Order in the court!
Elementary, my dear…: Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! Order in the court!

Judge. Judging. Judgement. Justice and judges have been in the forefront of the news lately. For months we’ve been kept apprised of various rulings on travel bans, pregnancy centers, digital privacy, immigration, voting rights and who knows...

Coast Chronicles: Seaview gets a sign
Coast Chronicles: Seaview gets a sign

How many people does it take to change a sign? In the case of the Seaview beach access sign, it takes a village. And perhaps even more importantly, a village chief, in the personage of Nansen Malin. Even Nan admits that people see her as the...

An Old Dog’s Tale: ‘People are the salt and pepper of the world’

In the shallow puddles of my mind, I hear the voices of people everywhere. In the quiet of the beach I remember the simple business of children and the cooing of lovers, the easy banter of old people and the reflections of those who have come to the...

Animal Shelter Report: 
Plan for Blessing of the Animals
Animal Shelter Report: Plan for Blessing of the Animals

On Saturday, Oct. 6 we will be holding an annual family-friendly event that is very popular with pet people in the community — the Blessing of the Animals.

During this event, the Rev. Richard Loop, vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal...

Coast Chronicles: Home Sweet Home
Coast Chronicles: Home Sweet Home

My return last week to the Yakima Valley to reunite with some of my buds from the Eisenhower Senior High School class of ‘68 is still creating unexpected reverberations. First, coming back felt like finding an old pair of shoes in the corner of...

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