Editorial — Freedom isn’t free, thank a veteran today

May 21, 2015

Freedom is not free.

The cost is men’s and women’s lives. And blood and guts. And arms and legs. And hearing and sight. And brains and other organs.

Men and women have given their lives and paid in many other ways for this country’s freedom since it began.

There is a war going on right now. And some of the men and women who are fighting it were in elementary school when it began. Think about that.

A lot of people think of Memorial Day as a three-day holiday that includes a day off from work. But how many of those people think about those who have paid for those freedoms? Read more

Cartoon — May 22, 2015

May 21, 2015

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Home Country — No matter the game, cheaters never win

May 21, 2015

I was studying my card when the guys walked in for coffee.

“What did you get?” Doc asked.

Slim Randles Columnist

Slim Randles
Columnist

“D-24.”

“Just one?” Read more

Editorial — Everyone can help save motorcyclists

May 13, 2015

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Department of Licensing, Washington Traffic Safety Commission, Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Transportation have teamed up to remind drivers of cars, trucks and buses to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders.

“Motorcycle safety depends on safe driving and cooperation of everyone on the road, whether they’re on a bike or in a car,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a news release.

In Washington, motorcycle deaths are not steadily declining like overall traffic deaths. From 2011 through 2013, motorcycles made up just 4 percent of the registered vehicles on our roads, but accounted for almost 17 percent of all traffic fatalities (225 of 1,327). Read more

Cartoon — May 14, 2015

May 13, 2015

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Home Country — Not everyone appreciates a sharp idea

May 13, 2015

Delbert’s at it again. You know Delbert McLain, our local chamber of commerce? He’s the guy who wants to bring lots of people here so the place isn’t quite as nice as it is now.

Slim Randles Columnist

Slim Randles
Columnist

Well, ol’ Delbert zipped into the Mule Barn truck stop the other day, plopped down at the empty Round Table, and motioned for those of us at the philosophy counter to join him. We did. Read more

Editor offers farewell to readers

May 7, 2015

This is my last edition as editor of this newspaper.

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Editorial cartoon

May 7, 2015

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Fertilizer pharaoh keeps his hand in the business

May 7, 2015

Doc saw Dewey the other day, supervising as Windy Wilson unloaded a dump truck of manure into a huge bin on a vacant lot.

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Tell customers about data breaches quickly

May 7, 2015

Premera’s decision to wait six weeks before notifying state authorities and customers about a major cyber attack on its system was inexcusable.

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