Opinion

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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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Thoughts from a conservative community member

We hear from our liberal neighbors often, so here’s some input from the other side of the political aisle.

  • Mar 23, 2021
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Why wearing helmets should be mandatory

A friend of Berrett Crossley writes in about the importance of helmets.

  • Mar 22, 2021
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Bring back Republicans like Dan Evans

We need leaders that can work together.

  • Mar 19, 2021
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Republican Party can either broaden its base or cease to exist | In Focus

Thoughts on voting restrictions, gerrymandering, and the filibuster.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Julie Reece-Demarco, "Finding Kind"

Life lessons from the riverbank | Finding Kind

I learned a lot from my father, an avid fisherman.

Julie Reece-Demarco, "Finding Kind"
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Return to the traditional filibuster

If you want to stop a bill, you have to put in the work.

  • Mar 16, 2021
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We must be more empathetic to the homeless

One day, you, too, could find yourself without a home.

  • Mar 15, 2021
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Trending terms gain traction due to social fear and insecurity | In Focus

What, exactly, is “cancel culture”, “woke culture”, and antifa?

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"

Honest thoughts of the prison system from an anxious felon | The Thing About Hope

Anthony Byam is against defunding the police, but wants a more constructive way to serve his sentence.

Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"
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Republicans don’t care about the common man; Democrats aren’t much better

It’s a choice between no heart and half a heart.

  • Mar 9, 2021
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Ray Miller-Still, Editor

Babies are useless for some pretty useful reasons | Our Corner

As a soon-to-be father, I’m learning a lot about my child.

Ray Miller-Still, Editor
Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

The myth of child resiliency | In Focus

Trauma can start at a very early age.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"
Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"
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Applause for columnist Elfers

He’s the reason we subscribed to the Courier-Herald.

  • Feb 26, 2021
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

When politics seems confusing, remember: it’s all about power | In Focus

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell played both sides to stay in power.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
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More diverse opinions, please

The Courier-Herald needs more columnists.

  • Feb 25, 2021
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Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, "All Things Mount Rainier"

Glaciers: Mt. Rainier’s blankets of ice and snow

Unfortunately, the mountain’s majestic glaciers are shrinking.

Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, "All Things Mount Rainier"