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 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    July 22, 2021 

TV Review: Miracle Workers

Miracle Workers TBS, three seasons, (2019-) Miracle Workers is a comedy series that uses the same ensemble cast in different storylines for each season. The storylines are from the writings of...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    July 22, 2021 

Everyone goes, especially dogs

I have owned dogs living in apartments and houses. My first dog, Tupac, a miniature dachshund, lived with me in an apartment in Seattle. Apartment life means no yard, so we would go for walks around...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    July 15, 2021

Walla Walla Sheriffs checking in with Waitsburg's Main Street businesses

Three blokes became five. Sergeant Kevan Maas and Deputy Sheriff Aaron Stites checked in with local businesses on Main Street in Waitsburg on Tuesday. Building and business owners were happy to have...

 

Purchase agreement finalized on new Waitsburg City Hall

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met on July 1 for a council workshop. The meeting was open to the public and attended by ten members of the community. There was no public comment period during...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 1, 2021

Sprinklers not Sparklers

WAITSBURG — Many state, county, and city officials ask the public to celebrate the Fourth of July without home fireworks this year. The Pacific Northwest is experiencing extreme heat conditions causing serious concerns over health and fire safety...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 17, 2021

Friends of the Weller Library meeting welcomed large crowd

Waitsburg—On Wednesday, June 9, the Friends of the Weller Library met for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was held at the Weller Library in Waitsburg and attended by approximately 30 people. Karen Huwe, past president of the group,...

 

City Council sees large turnout for public hearing

WAITSBURG—The May 19 City Council meeting was scheduled to include a public hearing concerning the possible sale of 212 Main St, which houses the Weller Public Library. A much larger than usual crowd attended the Waitsburg City Council meeting. Ove...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 20, 2021

Port of Columbia Commissioners meeting update

DAYTON-Chair of the Board of Commissioners, Earle Marvin, opened the May 12 meeting with public comment. Betty Longren spoke, urging the commissioners to respect all community members and get behind...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    May 13, 2021

Hyperbole and a Half

I ran across Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh, shortly after it was published in 2013. At the time, it seemed like graphic novels were replacing the written word. I have to say I was not a big fan...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 6, 2021

Over 800 articles, 500,000 words and counting

When I took over The Times in 2019, I was an avid newspaper reader, not a newspaper journalist. Just because you've eaten in a restaurant doesn't mean you can run one. Michele was one of the...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    April 15, 2021

Guilt, forgiveness, and being seen

The Painter and the Thief, Hulu This Norwegian documentary is a story of friendship built from art and theft. The painter is Czeck artist Barbora Kysilkova whose natural curiosity leads her to a...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    March 25, 2021

Book Briefs: Lane's Picks

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford Though this best-selling book was published in 2005, I didn't read it until 2009. Before then, my reading material rarely included...

 

Book Briefs

Michele Smith’s picks Caste by Isabel Wilkerson The concept of caste has been around long before the concept of race. In her book, Caste, Isabel Wilkerson takes us on a trip through the Hindu caste...

 

The Space Race

Having a dog who requires long and frequent walks, I have begun listening to audiobooks. Often, if the book is a good one, I continue listening after our walks. I tend to rotate the selections...

 

Streaming Review: All Creatures Great and Small

2020 Streaming on PBS, BBC, Britbox and Prime Video This series may feel familiar; there was a long-running British series of the same name from 1978 to 1990. The new series has just been picked up...

 

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Over the last four years, there has been an increased narrative that the mainstream media and print journalism are purveyors of ‘fake news.” The news media has repeatedly been presented as “the... Full story

 

Best Christmas tree(s) ever

Growing up, my family loved to find ways to make our Christmas trees unique. Not always successfully or safely. In the sixties, my mother turned one tree into Pop Art bordering on Psychedelic Art....

 

Let's support our local post offices

Mail delivery is deemed an essential service by the government. Americans rely on the timely delivery of everything from prescription medications to Social Security checks. Many residents in our... Full story

 

Drawing on my iPad

I was one of those early nerds who couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first Apple iPad. I had been using my iPhone to draw using an app called Brushes. One of my art heroes, David Hockney, had...

 

So, you want to start writing your memoirs or the next great novel?

For over a quarter of a century, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamont has inspired new writers with honest and down to earth advice, written with humor and experience....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 8, 2020

Locally Nourished, beautiful and tasty fare

Thursday morning, I met up with my friend and local businesswoman, Regina, to have breakfast at Locally Nourished in Dayton. As soon as I drove up and parked in front of this café, I felt welcomed...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    October 1, 2020

The documentary-drama The Social Dilemma: A call to digital arms

WORLD WIDE WEB—Recently I watched The Social Dilemma, a documentary-drama directed by Jeff Orlowski, currently available on Netflix. The movie presents a series of interviews with Silicon Valley eng...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 24, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, history-making jurist, and national treasure, dies aged 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, died on Friday at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 87. The cause was...

 

My Octopus Teacher

I am not a big fan of nature documentaries. Being an animal lover, I cringe at the depiction of the food chain in cinematic realness. Like the unnamed Star Trek crewmembers chosen to beam to a...

 

Book briefs

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook, by Pam Corbin, (Ten Speed Press, 2010). The British have a knack for preserving, and author Pam Corbin has created easy steps with gorgeous images in this book....

 

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