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It’s a cold morning in Tucson, and I’ve been in line for 30 minutes waiting for the door of Barrio Bread to open. There are probably 50 people in line behind me with more arriving. We are chatting with each other, sipping hot coffee (if we’ve done this before and know the routine), and compa…

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Clementine is a 4-year-old Staffordshire Terrier mix female that we received way back in October 2019 from our rescue partner that saves dogs from overcrowded shelters in California. She was a…

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Three days on the road from dry desert country and I arrive back on the Peninsula in an afternoon downpour. It’s “rain turning to showers” for days in a row with snow and freezing nights throw…

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I want to comment on Aaron Mead’s coverage of the Naselle football, basketball and baseball teams (on which my wife and I have three grandsons playing). He does a great job of summarizing a ga…

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Seventeen years ago, Long Beach city administrator at the time Nabiel Shawa said to me one fine day in Long Beach, “Hey, I’m  going to work in Washougal, I think you should be emcee for the parade!”

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It’s a cold morning in Tucson, and I’ve been in line for 30 minutes waiting for the door of Barrio Bread to open. There are probably 50 people in line behind me with more arriving. We are chat…

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It was a sparkling silver dress with five blingy sequins down the front, in the style of 1971, and made for a 25-year-old James Bond 007 model. I was a skinny 12-year-old, but drooled over the…

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I read with much interest the front-page article on the crab season finally opening this past Saturday. Of particular interest was the our of the local area boats who have showed up to crab in…

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Maybe the first and most important cure has to do with Christmas itself, or in this case, the un-Christmas. This year, being in Tucson helped provide me a good excuse for acceding to a totally…

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This is the third year that Nanci Main and a cadre of community boosters — Al Betters, Cliff Pedersen, Kathy Haney and Steve Kovach — will lovingly prepare a lunch for local veterans, Jan. 9 f…

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Personal freedom, heartbreak, shame, law and order, dignity, cost to taxpayers — this is only some of what we must balance as the Pacific Northwest coast struggles with the interlocking dilemm…

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The last couple of years I have written December articles that are a little less hostile than the rest of the other 11 months. Never one to break tradition, here I go again.