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Primary matters: Election day in Mason County

Salesman on train: “How far you going, friend?”

Harold Hill: “Wherever the people are as green as the money, friend.”

— “The Music Man”

Writing a newspaper column sometimes requires fishing. You get an idea the fish are biting 20 yards off the point during the outgoing tide, so you go there. You sit in a boat. And you wait. And you wait.

I’m no fisherman, but I’ve heard this is how fishing works.

My idea was to spend some of primary election day sitting in a camp chair watching the comings and goings at the ballot drop box outside the county administration building on 5th Street in Shelton. An...


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