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 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Soap and soapboxes | Editor's Note

The soapboxing so common to the pre-pandemic era created a predictable pattern: All things in the past decade or more have been shoe-horned into camps on the left and right.... — Updated 5/7/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion 

The gaze

She stood eye-to-eye with me, her two behind her nibbling leaves and stomping through twigs that cracked under their feet. She held the gaze, and I stared back. Then came the stomp.... — Updated 4/30/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Lauding radioactive spiders

Radioactive spiders are my main point here. But first a talk of the hyper-vigilant era we are in; a time where being paranoid and germphobic has actually become a skill-set. Not... — Updated 4/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

The best revenge | Editor's Note

Revenge is for the weak. I cannot offer a claim that revenge has never crossed my mind. I understand the math of justice. When a wrong has occurred, we crave the right. We want... — Updated 4/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Tying homelessness together

Debates around homelessness waiver between the pulling of bootstraps or heartstrings – one side pushing for a reflection on what went wrong, another shining a light on what could... — Updated 4/5/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Home Stretch | Editor's Note

We are coming into the baseball season and the pandemic is being robustly addressed, so let’s go with a sports metaphor: we’re entering the home stretch. We can see the... — Updated 4/2/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

The Power of Outlets | Editor's Note

While visiting Archbishop Murphy High School the week of March 11, I had a moment to reflect on a three-pronged concept that shapes the culture, per my observation: a commitment to... — Updated 3/19/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

The online perk for public meetings | Editor's Note

I am about to partially tip my hand to hypocrisy while making a suggestion, in the interest of community connection being a thing. The end game is this: I want you to go to a... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Community connection | Editor's Note

This Tuesday was a night to remember. Well, kind of. It was a meeting night for the Mill Creek City Council and also the Everett School Board. I “attended” both and that’s the... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

No capes | Editor's Note

As a Mama, I know which jobs are the most essential: the ones that keep kids safe, happy and fed. Those rate at the absolute top. Everett Public Schools is hiring paraeducators. The... — Updated 2/12/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

More time at the office

The old adage is that no one ever said on their deathbeds that they wished they’d spent more time at the office. Harold Kushner is the source. He was a rabbi and accomplished... — Updated 1/29/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Hey, what's new? | Editor's Note

The past six months have been a blur as I reach out remotely, most days, and on others get to know Mill Creek at street-level, walking Town Center as well as the other pedestrian... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Can you breathe yet?

It’s hard for me to avoid a metaphorical view of 2020 because I was a poet. To me, 2020 is a year that circles around oxygen and the fluid motion of waves, and 2021 is in the... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

'Tis time to listen

‘Tis. On a Google search, the meaning of ‘tis sort of says it all. It is a common quip in Irish conversation, and it says nothing. It is simply a way to keep the conversation... — Updated 10/19/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

A call to vote | Editor's Note

No, he couldn't win. Not with that comment about John McCain – decorated veteran and POW. Duty-bound American hero. Not with those other comments too icky to print – after he... — Updated 10/19/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Moving toward better days | Editor's Note

Now that the skyline looks like a white sheet and breathing is difficult when walking to the mailbox, my outlet is abruptly removed. I run. If my mindset has moved between stressed... — Updated 10/2/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

'I hear you ...' | Editor's Note

Wet hair, pregnant sister, aunt with cancer. Call my people, and get to work. That fragmented thinking was my head, on Sept.11,2001. I was editor for the Mill Creek Enterprise, and... — Updated 9/11/2020

 

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