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 By Chuck Wright    News 

Has lying become an American virtue? | Darn Wright

The eminent and baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, by his actions on and off the field, not only showed us how to act, but his words of wisdom can be used to build positive family... — Updated 7/1/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Could decorated trikes, bikes, scooters, wheelchairs bring back shoppers? | Darn Wright

Where, oh where, have all the shoppers gone? Lynnwood? Edmonds? Bellevue? Leavenworth? La Conner? Were you one of those sparsely Mill Creekers who had nothing else to do but walk... — Updated 6/24/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Highway 20: The ride of your life | Darn Wright

A drive on the longest state highway, 436 miles across the northern areas of Washington, can only happen on Highway 20, the Cascade Loop. After traveling east on the Cascade loop, a... — Updated 6/17/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The expanding, enduring ways of a dad | Darn Wright

In 1910, the USA began to actively have a special day for papas, and with this came Father’s Day. This time was put aside to recognize the important roles fathers play in the... — Updated 6/10/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Who is a law-abiding citizen? | Darn Wright

“If you pass gun laws, you’ll be taking away guns from law-abiding citizens.” That is the common mantra from many who do not want any common-sense gun safety laws. This... — Updated 6/3/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Winning should be accepted with modesty | Darn Wright

For a lot of us, our phones’ alert signal will be going off early on the morning of June 4, 2022. The “pop-up” will, reinforce it’s the day we have been on “pin and... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

What would a 'reasonable and prudent' person believe? | Darn Wright

It is just unreasonable to have a justice system because the word “justice” is hopelessly undefinable. In my 40-plus years of working in the various portions of our judicial... — Updated 5/13/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Open up your curtains to the world | Darn Wright

Many of us know the saying “any excuse will work.” With this jingle ringing in your minds, what are the excuses you use to motivate you to make your bed and open your curtains... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Saddle-up and go for an equestrian scholarship | Darn Wright

Darn Wright Chuck Wright My findings support Washington has a horse population around 250,000, making it home to the third most horses in the western half of the United States and... — Updated 4/29/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Motherhood in their own words | Darn Wright

May 13 is Mother’s Day, and this special day is set aside to honor all our mothers. “We’re not spending a day apart until (Alexis Olympia is) 18…When I’m too anxious I... — Updated 4/29/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

We must reduce alcohol abuse | Darn Wright

When I read our nation's stories about alcohol dependency I drifted back to that historical day of Dec. 18, 1620. For those who do not remember that's when the Mayflower landed in w... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

More than a peep from me | Darn Wright

In a five-minute contest, a "professional eater's" stomach was taken over by 255 liquifying marshmallow chickens. As Matt Stonie's belly attempted to digest this chicken invasion,... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Pickleball: Go out and play Washington state's official sport | Darn Wright

It's now one of those dates where people ask you: Where were you on that famous day, when Senate Bill 5615 was signed into law? The screams you have been hearing wasn't due to the... — Updated 3/29/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Exploring the limitations of mentorship programs | Darn Wright

I know firsthand that to go beyond the limitations we set on ourselves, we need mentors. I explored this concept Jan. 28 with “Life changes due to luck and mentors”. I shared... — Updated 3/25/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Coffee with a cop in MIll Creek | Darn Wright

In my youth we called them “our finest,” but that honorable title has been lost in history. Yet through community policing we Mill Creekers and our police officers together can... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Thanks to Mill Creek, Washington's closer to having an official sport

Ever since my June 21, 2021, article "Sunnier time means pickleball time" hit the newsstand, I discussed my dream with 44th District Rep. John Lovick, now state Sen. Lovick. Even th... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

He has the shoulders to help others | Darn Wright

Black History Month is reinforcing the concept of standing on someone's shoulders, which means "to make... progress due to the ... previous work of those who have come before."... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Barreling over Niagara Falls | Darn Wright

Throughout history, what were women doing? Due to the strong push by women, this question became front and center and to explore this passed-over history. In 1980 President Jimmy... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

'His Fraudulency' in the White House | Darn Wright

Monday, Feb. 21, is Presidents Day, so let’s look back at the time and circumstances that put Rutherford B. Hayes into the White House. Today, many historians are putting an... — Updated 2/12/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

The inkwell that changed legal history | Darn Wright

As we open the books during Black History Month, one cannot but be distraught when we review two Supreme Court pro-White supremacy laws. The first in March 1857, when the Supreme... — Updated 2/9/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Life changes due to luck and mentors | Darn Wright

“If you are willing to put the time in and follow through with our contract, I am willing to help you, Chuck, understand the criminal mind, through the eyes of a forensic psychiat... — Updated 1/28/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Now, why didn't I think of that?

Ever since my Darn Wright column in the June 21, 2021, Mill Creek Beacon, “Sunnier times means pickleball time,” hit the newsstand, pickleball has been a hot topic. I discussed... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Names and statues must empower our values

Standing inside of St. Mary's Anglican Church in Battersea, London, looking at the crypt and then looking up at the stained glass window that had a colorful side view of a general i... — Updated 1/12/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The plane truth about Paine Field's noise

It was a dark and dreary 3 a.m., and I was drifting in and out of sleepiness when I again felt those unsettling piercing engines from another one of those landing airships. My... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Taking control by smartly challenging your principles

2021 was an isolationist year full of “don’t do this,” rather than “do this.” Maybe 2021 will go down into our history books as “The Lost Year”? With those “Lost... — Updated 12/31/2021

 

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