Dear Abby: I have been married 40 years, and it’s just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood.
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There are days in our lives that stand out as historic, defined by a seminal event that upended the world as we knew it. We can remember exactly where we were when we got the news on those days. When John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. or John Lennon were shot. When the Challenger blew up or the Twin Towers came down.
By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service
On June 26, 2015, millions of Americans celebrated as the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. I walked into work that morning and a student ran up to me, jumping up and down and asked if I was as excited as she was. I was confused until she told me the news; we hugged and cried a little. I had co-workers asking me all day about how excited I must be, as they were telling about how they felt when they heard the news. I saw in my Facebook feed many posts of support of the ruling from friends and family members, as well as twice as many re-posts of pictures and articles throughout the past few days.
The brutal murder of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17 was an act of “racial terrorism” — to quote NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks.
Marriage equality is the law of the land.
Pope Francis has proclaimed climate change a fact, stressing our moral duty to correct it. The pontiff titled his encyclical “Laudato Si,” or “Be Praised,” a phrase taken from “Canticle of the Sun,” composed by the wandering naturalist and pioneering ecologist, St. Francis of Assisi.
Here’s one way to look at the crowded Republican presidential field: an embarrassment of riches — with one very rich embarrassment.
For nearly a decade, I’ve been concerned about the impact of climate change on the Quinault Indian Nation — our people, forests, fish, wildlife and future generations. These concerns apply to our non-tribal friends as well.
In late 2011, during the planning for one of the debates of Republican presidential candidates, questions were raised about whether the eight-person field would be too unwieldy for television. One suggestion was to drop the low man in the polls, former Sen. Rick Santorum.
Most of my columns on this page have dealt with local politics and how we can rebuild our regional economy. But recent headlines have convinced me to step back and look at things from a broader perspective. If you have the feeling that we — as a society — have lost our way, then take a few minutes and step back with me.
W ashington State is blessed with a rich natural heritage that supports our abundant fisheries and forests, enhances our quality of life, and has helped us build a strong outdoor economy.
‘The state should live within its means!”
C HARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., came home Thursday to join in mourning the nine people at Emanuel AME Church who were gunned down during their Wednesday night prayer service.
Rachel Dolezal has resigned her NAACP presidency.