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There are several things I’d like to talk about this week. First, let’s acknowledge the inevitable turn to autumn. It happened fast this year. We’d been glorying day after day in sunshine and balmy T-shirt weather, when — boom — a lid closed on the eye of summer and in a blink a wet fall eme…

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There are a couple things that legitimately scare me: one is being in the ocean, with unseen sea creatures lurking below and subsequently dragging me to my death. I realize that this is unlike…

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There are several things I’d like to talk about this week. First, let’s acknowledge the inevitable turn to autumn. It happened fast this year. We’d been glorying day after day in sunshine and …

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Just when you think we’ve hit our saturation point of screaming “racist!” at everyone who disagrees with us politically, the Chinook Observer prints the column “Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s si…

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A writer to the Observer (Aug. 28) said she had not seen any letters supporting Mr. Robert Brake’s opinions regarding how he felt about current affairs in America’s government, in particular r…

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Most times life simply bumps along in an ordinary way from day to day, sometimes more smoothly, sometimes not: shopping for dinner, picking up the mail, folding the laundry, or just getting th…

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Someone seems to have forgotten her history. "Love it or leave it" was the mantra of the conservatives in the 1960s and early '70s, and strangely enough those voicing opinions in opposition to…

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This past Washington State International Kite Festival brought lots of visitors to the beach this year. There were roughly 30 to 40 cars during peak times at the Cranberry beach access road.

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Our U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler deserves praise for voting against H.R. 3877-the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019. This budget is projected to add $1.7 trillion to the national debt, which is…

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In any modern community, one new condominium is worse than a thousand, because one more might break our spirit. One more hotel will kill one more tree, one more dune, one more view.

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Onyx is a friendly, young retriever/hound mix. When you meet him, you will get a tail full of wags and a big smile!

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Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson provoked jeers and taunts from hate-mongers, as she articulated her spiritual manifesto — urging Americans to turn politics from hate into an instrum…

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Approaching from the west, you emerge from the rock-scarred desert of of central Washington and slowly start seeing red-barned postcard farms. Soon you’re surrounded by wheat ranches with stee…

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Granola was surrendered to the shelter by her owner and the woman did not give us much information so we do not know a lot about her. But what we do know about her from her short tenure with u…

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Regarding the two articles written by Alyssa Evans in your July 24 issue, an “illegal” marijuana grow and “rape” of a child. Alyssa, where did you get your degree in journalism? Let me guess, …