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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Who's mentoring artificial intelligence? | Darn Wright

Although it seems to be a common gospel that anything is possible, James Madison wrote in The Federalist in 1789 that, "As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is... — Updated 9/22/2023

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Moving forward: Electric vehicles in 2023 | Earth Matters

You have at least one family member, a neighbor, a friend, or a co-worker who already has one. This year, both production and sales of electric vehicles, EVs, are moving forward. Th... — Updated 9/9/2023 Full story

 By Sara Jones    Opinion

Stand up for libraries on banned books | Guest View

In Washington and across America, public and school libraries have emerged as the latest battleground in the politically polarized culture war. Look no farther than rural Columbia... — Updated 9/8/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Is music a key? | Darn Wright

Editor’s note: This article references suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network,... — Updated 9/8/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Not Mill Creek | Darn Wright

Once again, there they were. Newspapers with bold headlines degrading real estate ads in which those entrepreneurs were trying to envelope our city’s prestigious name into what I... — Updated 9/8/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Grief: The poignant pain | Darn Wright

That poignant pain is around us and, sad to say, within us all. The great American composer Irving Berlin (1888-1989) left us with many memorable songs, and this thought: “The son... — Updated 9/1/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

'Little accidents': Choosing your own colors | Darn Wright

Salvador Dali was right on when he preached: "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." After reading the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)... — Updated 8/25/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Pickleball providing economic boost to Puget Sound | Darn Wright

At the opening ceremony of the Lower Woodland Tennis Courts at Woodland Park July 26-30 Seattle Pickleball Open Tournament, the emcee brought big smiles of pride to three Mill... — Updated 8/18/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Two home runs from one pitch | Darn Wright

With our youth getting excited since school starting soon, it's time to think about those unused and somewhere packed away musical instruments and what to do with them. Well, here... — Updated 8/11/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Develop your mental fitness: Get involved | Darn Wright

Besides being physically active, it's wise to snack wisely, take deep breaths, and eat lots of foods such as veggies, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and fruits. Of course, do not use... — Updated 8/4/2023 Full story

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Going up, going down, on Leavenworth roller coaster | Darn Wright

Last month, when tickets went on sale, my daughter was at her computer and signed up herself, my two granddaughters, and three of the grandparents for passes to where the snow line... — Updated 7/28/2023


How to flip flop a negative | Darn Wright

At some time or another during our work or volunteer times, we all have been victimized by them. Many years ago, when I was a supervisor for Washington's State Probation and Parole... — Updated 7/20/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

What we use to get around Mill Creek | Darn Wright

As you stroll or just sit and watch, it's entertaining to witness the assorted way people meander around Mill Creek. After many hours watching how people were getting around, I... — Updated 7/14/2023 Full story


Revolutionary patriotism | Moment's Notice | Moment's Notice

“A great democracy has got to be progressive, or it will soon cease to be either great or a democracy.” – Teddy Roosevelt “America the Beautiful” is a tune we all know wel... — Updated 7/7/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The evolution of our Constitution | Darn Wright

July 4th is the official day of our country's birth, and it's fitting we have some idea on how our country's 1787 Constitution came to be. The seeds were planted centuries before... — Updated 7/7/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Know thyself through journaling | Darn Wright

The setting is Town Center in Mill Creek, it's a sunglasses day and, with pen and paper ready, this journaling article began. I noticed two women at different tables, and my... — Updated 6/30/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Jane Austen: How not to be a father

It's a truth universally acknowledged that when fathers interact with their offspring, they should not be capricious with their playfulness, disciplining, loving, supporting, truthf... — Updated 6/23/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

For those who served, no vacancies | Darn wright

According to a post on the City of Mill Creek's website: "There is currently no additional space at this time. We will reopen the application process once the monument is able to... — Updated 6/16/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Those awes are all around us | Darn Wright

The doldrum days are out there. If you don't believe it, turn to Fox News, CNN or just listen to the negative people around you. And to help us turn away from the negative voices,... — Updated 6/9/2023 Full story

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

History of the Unknown Soldier | Darn Wright

On a mild October day, I was moved as I witnessed the sentinel pacing his 21 back-and-forth steps with absolute precession in front of the unknown soldier monuments of World War I,... — Updated 6/2/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Welcome news: New police training center opens | Darn Wright

It could be headlines in papers throughout our nation: We need more cops! Based on information from the Police Executive Research Forum, there is an overall 3.5% decrease in... — Updated 5/26/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It's more than the baby blues | Darn Wright

Please consider this advice: If you think you are having postpartum depression, call your health-care provider. In the first of this two-part series, we discussed the days and up... — Updated 5/19/2023


Is cheerleading a sport? | Darn Wright

Members of the 16-person Jackson High School cheerleading team are shining examples of athletes. How about a little history of these sideline athletes? Well, cheerleading’s roots... — Updated 5/11/2023 Full story

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Is it the postpartum baby blues? | Darn Wright

This is the first of a two-part series covering some of the complex, and not really understood, notable maternal problems. And this is a reminder that those with any of the below... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A big tip for you | Darn Wright

Over the past few months, I have read various opinions on the pros and cons of tipping, and one written by Nathaniel Meyersohn on CNN March 25, “Customers now face a radically... — Updated 4/28/2023


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