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  • The fate of the fish
    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The crisp mornings and colorful leaves herald the change of seasons and new perspectives on life. Growing up in Southwest Washington, the coming of autumn also has meant the coming of the salmon up the river. Unfortunately, I have seen the number of salmon in […]
  • Their fair share
    The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the country hard, in terms of both individual stress and government budgets. When businesses must be shuttered for emergencies such as this, workers and their employers aren’t the only ones to suffer. Loss of business means loss of taxes, and for the state of Washington, the outlook through 2023 is […]
  • Healthcare costs explained
    There are few issues today that are more confusing than health care. The subject of health care is politically polarizing, yet neither side seems to have a true grasp of the situation. In a health care system such as ours, private insurance companies control the costs and premiums for the middle class, while government insurance, […]
  • The neglect of rural internet
    It was the day after the primaries, and with the election too close to call, I was anxiously awaiting more results when my internet went out. A call to Century Link resulted in an automated recording informing me that the problem would be fixed later that evening. I was not alarmed, as our internet frequently […]
  • Revitalization through recreation
    Rural Washington has an economic problem. So many towns here were built on the back of the tremendous logging boom that fueled rapid economic growth throughout the region. That boom ended abruptly when the last of the big trees were cut and we settled into a decades long hum-drum harvest cycle that only delivers a […]