Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Our sweet, sweet home of Washington

I have an idea for a pledge of allegiance that’s exclusively for Washingtonians:

“I pledge fidelity to the flag of the mostly united state of Washington,

And to the heavily democratic republic for which it stands.

One state directly south of Canada,

With wheat, apples and clam cakes for all.”

When matters go kerflooey elsewhere in the United States and it seems the downside is on the upswing, we might search for a cubbyhole in our brain where we can wall ourselves off a bit.

We’re in for an extra-long stretch of kerflooey this time. When the previous president was elected, many of us figured w...


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