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By Elizabeth Hovde An investment subcommittee working on the WA Cares Fund–the state’s new long-term care entitlement program that comes with a payroll tax on workers beginning in January–met today. The meeting offered confirmation that the...

 

A. F. Branco

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    June 17, 2021 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Mother gave me a small box of old pocket watches and a book entitled “A Practical Course in Horology.” It was a Christmas gift. A family heirloom, of sorts. “I don’t know if you’ve got...

 
 By Liv Finne    Opinion    June 17, 2021 

OPINION

Summit Atlas charter school in West Seattle is celebrating its first graduating class. The popular parent-backed school is showing what access to a great public education can accomplish – 90% of...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I would like to show my support for Johnny Watts as he has announced his candidacy for Columbia County Port Commissioner. Although this is Johnny’s first time running for public office, he is no stranger to serving his community....

 

A. F. Branco

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    June 10, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

The steer that topped the show this year was partly Chianina. The bull that threw the biggest calf was partly Simmental. The carcass class was swept away by three-eighths Limousiners The Gelbvieh...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Aneesha Dieu has announced her candidacy as a school board member for the Dayton School District. She has two young boys of school age and one not yet attending. She is a concerned mother who values biblical principles, American...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    June 3, 2021

COMMENTARY

Once again, Dayton and environs were hoppin’ over Memorial Day Weekend. As in days of yesteryear, the usually quiet town came alive with people and vehicles scurrying to and fro as an exciting weekend of dust and horseflesh beckoned from the...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    June 3, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

If it were possible to clone human beings from history, what would they be doing today? For instance, if we were somehow able to find a strand of DNA from Robin Hood, clone him and raise him in our...

 
 By Pam Lewison    Opinion    June 3, 2021

OPINION

There’s an old adage, “You will need a doctor and a lawyer at least once in your life, but you will need a farmer every day.” Some Washington state lawmakers have forgotten that lesson. In the...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    May 27, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

I wanna tell y’all a true story that happened to a friend of mine. Big Jim was judgin’ the rodeo at Burlington last year. They call him Big Jim ’cause he’s big as a round bale and twice as tou...

 

OPINION

New COVID workplace restrictions, issued by Washington State Labor and Industries (L&I) late last Friday, May 21st, require employers to check employee vaccine documents before allowing relaxation of...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    May 20, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Doctor, I’m here because I’m a . . . I’m a . . . “ “Relax. Many people have psychological conflicts. Lay back on the couch and tell me about it.” “Okay. It’s just that I don’t kno...

 
 By A. F. Branco    Opinion    May 13, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

“It’s for you,” his darlin’ told him as he lay back in the chair For a well deserved siesta. Ugh, it wasn’t really fair. It was Chuck, his nearest neighbor – did he have to call right now? Millard took the phone and listened, “Are you s...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    May 13, 2021

OPINION

There is a push to include "environmental justice" considerations in prioritizing salmon recovery efforts in Washington state. Unfortunately, those considerations may end up undermining salmon...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    May 6, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

For those of you who forgot how easy it was to get started in farming let me tell you about my friend Con. Many years ago, he bought a farm in the wilds of Minnesota. The feller that sold him the...

 

OPINION

By Elizabeth Hovde State spin about Washington’s long-term care law is churning. Today, the state announced the “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust program now has an official name–the WA Cares Fund!” While “Long-Term Services and Suppor...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, In an idyllic world, building a paved trail that connects the towns of Dayton and Waitsburg is a lofty idea. And if the current state of our world were such that people showed respect and concern for the safety of others, then The...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Dayton Chronicle cartoonist on Newsmax

Chris Salcedo interviewed A.F. Branco on the national conservative network, Newsmax, discussing the Biden Address, LeBron James, the Rudy Giuliani raid and Wokeness. Branco's political satire...

 

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