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Georgia’s new voting laws not racist

Or, if they are, then Coca Cola and Delta are also racist.

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"

Banning gender-affirming care leads to suffering | The Thing About Hope

It’s OK to not understand trans issues. It’s not OK to legislate against them.

Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"
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Black Diamond’s Mayor Benson running for re-election

“I have worked very hard for the citizens of Black Diamond to improve their quality of life and am seeking re-election.”

  • Apr 13, 2021
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Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.

Asian women and racial violence in the aftermath of Atlanta | Guest column

In her famous essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous resurrects the myth of Medusa — a gorgon whose terrifying glance turned onlookers into… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2021
Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.
Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

How to solve immigration issues? Stop holding primaries, gerrymandering | In Focus

Most people want common-sense solutions to problems — it’s radical politicians that are holding us back.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
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We must do more to clean up Washington

After a long road trip, I’ve decided Washington is the trashiest state.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"

How to finance higher education | Few Minute Finance

Is college worth going into debt over? The short answer is no.

Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"
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Various thoughts on gun control

Gun control means taking away your guns — believe it.

  • Apr 6, 2021
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Talk to your kids about what they learn at school

Why are schools pushing kids to choose how they sexually identify?

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Enumclaw City Council was sexist in interview process

Female candidates were asked silly questions, while male candidates were taken more seriously.

  • Apr 1, 2021
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Denise Trivelas, guest columnist

Being appreciative is a state of mind, not a one-time gesture

Lessons learned from sweeping my tipi.

  • Mar 31, 2021
Denise Trivelas, guest columnist
Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Defining Christian Nationalism | In Focus

Taking a look at the Rejectors, Resisters, Accommodators, and Ambassadors of Christian Nationalism.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
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Awareness is the key to less division

We’ve tried not talking about problems like racism — it’s time we address it head-on.

  • Mar 29, 2021
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Evidence of Democratic violence

It’s the political left that’s been violent these last few years — not the right.

  • Mar 26, 2021
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“Wear it for Berrett”

Helmets should be mandatory, because they save lives.

  • Mar 26, 2021
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“The reports of the death of the GOP are greatly exaggerated”

Elfers is wrong, though I respect him greatly.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Victims, persecutors, and saviors: How to escape the “Drama Triangle” | In Focus

Each feed off the other — it takes maturity to break the cycle.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
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COVID-19 relief bill nothing but a Democratic slush fund

Let’s take a look at what local Rep. Kim Shrier voted for.

  • Mar 24, 2021
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In November 2006, flood damage at Longmire nearly washed the park’s emergency command center into the Nisqually River. Photo courtesy Mount Rainier National Park Archives

The far-reaching effects of Mount Rainier’s retreating glaciers | All Things Mount Rainier

Increased sediment flow, or “aggradation,” causing flooding downriver from the volcano.

In November 2006, flood damage at Longmire nearly washed the park’s emergency command center into the Nisqually River. Photo courtesy Mount Rainier National Park Archives
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Cultures that liberals want to cancel

We do, in fact, would like to see some cultures go away.

  • Mar 23, 2021
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