Opinion

  World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, and No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Terence Crawford added another impressive win to his resume on April 20 after his sixth-round TKO over Amir Khan. Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) was declared the winner in the sixth stanza after he landed...
The UFC crowned two new champions during its UFC 236 event on April 13. “The Diamond” Dustin Poirier defeated featherweight king Max Holloway to win the UFC Interim Lightweight champion while Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya won his fight against former No. 1 contender Kelvin Gastelum to...
This weekend will mark the biggest fight in women’s boxing as American star Claressa Shields takes on Germany’s Christina Hammer on April 13. Shields will be defending her WBA, WBC and IBF female middleweight titles while gunning for Hammer’s WBO belt , as well as the vacant The Ring title. By...
  The mixed martial arts community was a buzz on March 25 as former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement from MMA competition. I’m not going to go into McGegor’s list of MMA accomplishments and his impact on the sport like I had my previous column...
  Thanks to everyone that has asked questions, and offered your additional insight and perspectives on the proposed LCSD bond issue. I offer the following thoughts based upon those communications:   1. The proposed bond issue is far reaching; extremely far reaching. Simply, the enrollments in the...
Why must it always be thus - the “haves” versus the “have nots”? In this case it is vice versa. Big government, i.e., the state of Washington, wants more tax revenue so it can spend more money. The “Tax and Spend” Democrats are flying their colors high indeed. Governor Jay Inslee wants $10B more in...
Call it a loophole if you want. But I call what Talos Tactical owner Matt Cieslar is doing in West Richland a moral win for rural residents and 2nd Amendment supporters ... albeit temporary. The owner of the gun shop at 4096 W. Van Giesen St. vowed last week to continue selling hunting rifles to...
Most of the 2018 elections are done, except for the “certification”, which is normally a rubber stamp of the results. The Dems now have the House and the GOP increased their slim lead in the Senate by two seats ... maybe. No matter which way you voted, what does or can the average citizen do now?...
I’ve heard it for years now. The Internet is killing newspapers. It’s only a matter of time before the Internet will replace the printed word. Actually as it turns out, the Internet is the best thing that could have happened to local community papers like ours. Let’s look at some of the reasons...
During a recent game of "telephone" played in a church workshop meant to explain problems with human communication, someone whispered in my ear that I had ED. I said to myself - Wow! I have Extraordinary Deception! When I exclaimed my delight at discovering my newfound gift out loud in church the...

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