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Well, you would think the pandemic is over. Frankly, here in Jefferson County it is just about over for any citizen who got vaccinated.  Probably not so much in Southwestern Missouri where … more
Facing Full Faces: As the man said when opening a can of fish eyes: Things are looking up.  The grocery stores no longer require masks, nor do many other stores and restaurants. Theaters may … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
For many children of the 1960s, it was almost a religious event. Once a year, the 1939 MGM film “The Wizard of Oz” was broadcast on national TV. The other 364 days of the year, no … more
The weather is great, the mask mandate has been lifted, the Beach Club is open and the vaccinated have been liberated!  The roads, trails and ferries are full of locals, tourists and relatives. … more
I lived at the Olympic Hostel at Fort Worden from 2006 to 2011. My husband, Christopher, ran this peaceful and friendly accommodation for 18 years. When I arrived, our culinary scene changed. We … more
Last week I heard two stories about young women, one a mother with a stable income, the other someone who has worked for many favorite local restaurants, who are now living without homes. What will … more
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties, and graduation ceremonies … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
I firmly believe nobody does a love song quite like Otis Redding, equipped with his swoon-inducing voice. Dizzying and dreamy are his soulful pipes paired with delicate guitar strums in songs like … more
I was standing at the Haller Fountain looking up Taylor Street past the gleaming copper roof of the Elks Building, the sun was shining, the block was buzzing with activity, and there was a cruise … more
Happy Solstice everyone! Summer has finally arrived, and the birds are busy.  With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, I thought it appropriate to take an appreciative look at the Bald … more
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