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Community in Crisis: When the ‘ICEman’ calls out your name
By Sydney Stevens

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Animal Shelter Report: 
A ‘tail’ of two lucky rescue pups
Animal Shelter Report: A ‘tail’ of two lucky rescue pups

To look at Annie and Sundae, one might think they are littermates. But in reality the only thing these young dogs have in common is that they were both rescued from the same high-kill California shelter where their days were probably...

Coast Chronicles: 
‘Super Bowel Sunday’
Coast Chronicles: ‘Super Bowel Sunday’

No, unfortunately, it’s not a typo. A month ago I scheduled that dreaded procedure — a colonoscopy — without looking at the scoreboard, oops, I mean the calendar. Not that I’m a die-hard football fan, not even close; but I...

Jack Valentine pays a visit
Jack Valentine pays a visit

Knock-knock-knock!

Valentine’s Day, Norfolk, England. The child squeals and runs down the hall, excitedly opens the door. No one is there. (The expected visitor, Jack Valentine, has never actually been seen.) A brown paper bag sits on...

Coast Chronicles 
Earthquake in Nahcotta? — A lesson on incremental change
Coast Chronicles Earthquake in Nahcotta? — A lesson on incremental change

One quiet afternoon last week a small earthquake shook my Nahcotta home. The dog roused from his sleep and started barking. I looked up from my reading puzzled — then went outside. The sound of a chain saw had been jarring me all morning and,...

Elementary, my dear: 
‘None of your beeswax!’
Elementary, my dear: ‘None of your beeswax!’

I don’t know what prompted the FaceBook conversation with my almost-cousin-Bruce but, somewhere along the line, he said he didn’t really think any of us had ‘privacy’ any more. “I think you should write about that...

Animal Shelter Report: 
Sweet senior needs your help
Animal Shelter Report: Sweet senior needs your help

Shelter Report

By Cory McKeown

Guest columnist

It is sometimes hard for us to believe that peppy little Pee Wee is technically classified as a “senior dog” because he is so peppy and full of life.

This little...

Guest column: Next monster earthquake may not be far off
Guest column: Next monster earthquake may not be far off

Last week marked the 318th anniversary of the most recent monster earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. In the past 6,000 years or so, these quakes of magnitude 8 or 9 have occurred every 202 years, on average. Only once in that period of time...

Coast Chronicles: 
Big Brothers and Big Sisters make a big difference
Coast Chronicles: Big Brothers and Big Sisters make a big difference

Kids aren’t faring too well in these United States in recent months. The Children’s Health Care Program (CHIPS) is being used as a political bargaining chip. After our current president took office, CHIPS became a football thrown around...

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