Ours is a community known for individuals who perform extraordinary acts of service. Close your eyes for a minute and ask yourself this question: Who is it who always seems to be on the committee, who always seems to volunteer, who always gets involved in large and small ways that make this a better place to live?
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The Olympic Peninsula and the State of Washington are losing one of the most effective legislators in the state’s history. Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam stunned colleagues Thursday when, in the closing hours of the regular session, he announced he would not run for re-election in the fall, ending a 32-year career in the Legislature.
With Monday having been the observance of his birth, here are excerpts from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark “I have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963:
I rarely write about immigration, partly because I spend enough time practicing immigration law, and partly because my words are taken with a grain of salt the size of that dinosaur-killing meteor. My conservative friends raise their eyebrows in that, “We love her, but gosh darn, she should get her head checked,” kind of way whenever I champion any form of legalization, while the liberals just flare their nostrils and say, “Yeah, the chick is only interested in getting rich off of the poor illegals.”
The whole world was watching, but not hearing, on Sunday when, for 35 minutes, the Group of 20 economic summit magically micro-sized itself down to a mere G-2.
We can still lose this thing.
In recent weeks, fights have erupted in Georgia and Tennessee over how Islam is taught in public schools.
In 1898, just before the dawn of the automobile age, delegates from around the world came to New York for the world’s first international urban planning conference. One topic dominated the discussion. It wasn’t the effects of the coming car revolution on urban land use, the need for gasoline stations or the implications for economic development. It was horse manure. At that time, Americans used roughly 20 million horses for transport, and cities were drowning in their muck.
When we sat down to write our new book, “The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis,” we knew there was no more important issue than the current campaign finance debacle.
More cash in your pocket and less trash in the environment: Shopping locally just makes sense across the board.
Health and food safety are hot button issues for millions of Americans — and rightly so.
It’s been estimated that 70 to 80 percent of foods eaten in the United States contain ingredients that have been genetically modified.
Are you a Democratic voter who’s torn between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? Or a Republican deadlocked between Donald Trump and Ben Carson? Do you think Jeb Bush has the right credentials but Carly Fiorina has the chutzpah? Do you have a secret crush on Chris Christie?
While the candidates debated, a jury decided.
Know a great local business in town? Don’t be silent about it. Small businesses need your help, so open up and help spread the word any time you’re impressed by a Grays Harbor owned shop.