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Have you ever gone to the fridge and decided to mix spices and other ingredients into a leftover worthy of same? It’s my version of pasta fazul (kind of an Italian goulash). The recipe is a lot like life, a lot like Forrest Gumps’ box of chocolates calling for answers to: To caraway or not to...
The Coronavirus pandemic may be the perfect time for the United States to embark on a long overdue reform of the education system, both public and private. It is simply because this is the first time in modern history, even predating the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 100 years ago, that the country...
A year ago this month the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH) coordinated a statewide plague response drill to test its network for delivering medicine and supplies to Washington’s 35 health departments and districts. The five-day operation - called T-REX for Transportation Relay...
A year ago this month the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH) coordinated a statewide plague response drill to test its network for delivering medicine and supplies to Washington’s 35 health departments and districts. The five-day operation - called T-REX for Transportation Relay Exercise...
The medical name for earwax is cerumen, which comes from the Latin word "cera," which means wax. Instead of wax, cerumen is a sticky liquid secreted by the cells of the skin lining your ear canal that helps protect your eardrum and has an antimicrobial effect. As it moves through your ear canal...
On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus officially named COVID-19 a global pandemic, the first since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump designated COVID-19 a national emergency and on that same day Washington Governor...
Douglas County economic issues for 2019 I have two economic issues to bring up as we start 2019. Item one speaks to the need for respect of the Douglas County taxpayers and voters from the Douglas County Commissioners. Item two is the need for respect from our own federal government for the...
Courtesy and with permission of RANGE magazine Environmental scientist Dr. Michael S. Coffman knew he was dying, but rather than give in to the vicious cancer that had plagued him for more than two years, he chose to spend the last month of his life writing the final chapter in his fight against...
Pam Brulotte
By Pam Brulotte Icicle Brewing Co., Leavenworth     As the President of the Washington Brewers Guild I wanted to take      this chance to fill our community in on a current beer issue that      you may have heard about in the news. There is a battle brewing      in the beer business across the...
The Real Magnificent 7
Managing Editor Gary Bégin
They were from 19 to 37-years-old. Our children and grandchildren ought to be told of their sacrifice. They were the seven sailors that were killed by a Japanese cargo ship in June while sleeping on their ship, a destroyer that tirelessly patrols the oceans of the world keeping our shipping lanes...

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