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Utterly unfeasible? They said it couldn’t be done

Women in Aviation Week is celebrated annually in March. This year it's March 4-10. Aviation history was supportive of it being “utterly unfeasible” for women to become pilots; this …

Navigating pain in the golden years

O lder adults often grapple with chronic pain, a complex issue that significantly impacts the overall well-being and quality of life for many older adults. As the aging population continues to grow, …

Elizabeth Jennings Graham: Another unsung woman hero

February being Black History Month, let us not forget that her name was famous among many. But today Elizabeth Jennings Graham, who had a lot to do with the Civil Rights Movement, was until recently …

Voters supporting schools, but bond threshold needs to be lowered

Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from Tuesday’s special election show how committed voters are to their local public …

Our presidential Anthem: ‘Hail to the Chief’

Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 19, so let’s take some time and review the history behind our presidential anthem. We do not know the words per se, but there’s no denying “Hail …

Valentine’s Day through the adventures of Harry Potter

I don’t usually read fiction, especially fantasy books. Although it could be argued I do read a lot about behavioral health treatment articles – maybe some of those would be counted under …

Angels all around us

“And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou, from the poem “Touched By An Angel.” The …

A Senate bill would keep lights on | Darn Wright

Let’s start with a review of 44th District state Sen. John Lovick, a member of the transportation committee and main sponsor of Senate Bill 6288. In December 2023 in one of my opinion …

I shall not pass this way again | Darn Wright

I know the journey and the burdens too well. They lived with me throughout most of my 30 years as a probation and parole officer. In that capacity, I conducted over 10,000 hours of interviewing sex …

We choose what controls us | Darn Wright

“You need to just stop hating.” How often does one hear or give out this so-called stopgap advice? For those of us who are trained to do mental health treatment, more often than not several of …

Lasting memories from holiday movies | Moment's Notice

"The wool from the black sheep is just as warm." - Sister Margaretta, "The Sound of Music" Our traditions of the holidays may begin with the day(s) we celebrate, the foods we love, and even the …

Have a contemplative Forefathers (Foreparents) Day | Darn Wright

Dec. 21 is the oldest ongoing patriotic commemoration in American history. It’s Forefathers Day; 403 years ago, on Dec. 21, 1620, the Mayflower Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Harbor and a young …

The importance of protecting ourselves | Health & Wellness

Last “The wool from the black sheep is just as warm.” - Sister Margaretta, “The Sound of Music” Our traditions of the holidays may begin with the day(s) we celebrate, the foods we love, …

Peace on Earth denied for 2023 | Earth Matters

This year will be remembered as the first year the average global temperature exceeded the Paris Accord goal of an increase of only 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. High temperatures, more …

Snowy mountains, shopping, caroling, Christmas lighting | Darn Wright

At one time it was Lynnwood's Wights. Now it's Woodinville's Molbak's and Ballard's Swansons. But the greatest of them all is still celebrating the holiday season in Leavenworth. After 50 years …

Stop the madness; there are too many guns | View From Here

My wife wants to buy a gun. She isn't a Second Amendment defender or supporter of gun rights organizations. She's not interested in hunting or target shooting or some other recreational …

A Christmas family traditional squabble | Darn Wright

The book finally came and, when it did, I was immediately into it. As I read Gerry Bowler's book "The World Encyclopedia of Christmas," I could hear myself saying: Now there's some great Christmas …

Old Christmas traditions can bring merriment | Darn Wright

That are many different holiday traditions not only around the world, but for locals there are several right here in Mill Creek. And two of the big can't-miss ones are the lighting of the large …

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