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With Democrats in control of the legislature it seems two things are the priority. Creating new entitlement programs and increasing taxes. Let’s review a few of the bills on the agenda in Olympia: 1) Free tampons and pads for community college students Yes, you read that right. Probably won’t...
Last Friday the Senate voted 71-28 and the house voted 240-186 in favor of the 2018 budget. President Trump signed it. The problem is the budget represents the first significant break in Trump’s campaign promises. The new budget continues the Federal Governments fiscal irresponsibility by...
Watergate is ancient history to most American voters. Apparently, it has also been forgotten by some of those who lived it. Carl Bernstein was the Washington Post Reporter who was made famous by the “worst political scandal of the 20th century.” Now he dismisses the greatest political scandal of...
I love living in snow country. It is sometimes an exceedingly beautiful time of year. Especially when the snow is fresh, white and clean. Last Friday night in Leavenworth was picture postcard perfect. We all woke up Saturday morning to a beautiful fresh new coat of snow. I especially want to thank...

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Getting ready for a new year causes all of us to take stock and look at what we need to change. The same is true for our business. Carol and I will be starting our 18th year as owners of NCW Media in 2018. We have been through a lot of changes during that time but the most significant change is...
Judge Roy Moore is still being vilified in the media but there are growing claims that some of his accusers may have lied. It seems some of them had been in his courtroom or had relatives the judge sentenced. But of course I’m sure their memories are vividly clear after 40 years of suffering the...
It has become amazingly clear in the last couple of years that our customers no longer rely on our printed newspaper to get their information. In fact, our on-line editions have grown to the point that the unique visitors to our websites are running about 4 times our print edition subscribers....
For decades our foreign policy has been built on the concept of buying peace. Years of negotiations with terrorists like Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il and his marvelous son Kim Jong Un has produced nothing but increasingly greater threats. The message should be clear to anyone who is...
  In their rush to complain about societal imperfections the NFL protesters have lost sight of some fundamental American values. Values that have found little official expression in the rest of the world. Expressions like the headline of this column that comes from the end of our pledge of...
  Facebook recently conducted a test to see if people on different sides of the issue could have civil discussions. The project, called “Talking Across Borders,” put 60 people in a “private Facebook group” to test the ability of people to have a civil discussion about immigration. Facebook...

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