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Columns-, Panorama-Column - For owners, it’s a new year at Shady Lawn Antiques

January marks the beginning of the New Year at Shady Lawn Antiques, but it hasn’t always been so.

Columns-, Religion-Column - Christians should overcome evil with good

We can’t help being horrified at the violent actions of Islamists throughout the world who injure and destroy innocent people in the name of God and justice.

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Curiosity Watch-Life-hinting methane sources on Mars puzzle scientists

News that the rover Curiosity has found methane on the surface of Mars is exciting because, on Earth, 95 percent of the methane in our atmosphere is created by microbial organisms.

Columns-, Local-Column - There are ways for everyone to get involved

We’re all in this together

Pastor Column-Is your church ready for company?

I went into Wal-Mart the other day, and was struck by something so obvious and so simple most would never give it second thought. It is a natural extension of simple human consideration — being helpful. A shopping cart — yes a shopping cart. Sam Walton knew how to grow a business, and it began with a little hospitality.

Comments on Congress-Column: On Congress, looking forward by looking back

With the 114th Congress just underway, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creation, the Affordable Care Act there’s a long list of issues and one burning question: whether a Republican Congress and a Democratic President can find common ground.

Pastor Column-Take active steps to follow God in 2015

A new year dawns, and with it a flurry of emotions, decisions, pressures, hopes and dreams. Many are glad to be rid of 2014, while others have fond memories. Only God knows what 2015 will bring, and maybe drawing near to Him is the best resolution you can make.

Pastor Column-Rely on God to help you keep your New Year's resolutions

Christmas is behind us and New Year’s Day is next. The old year, with its record of the past, is coming to an end. The new year, with all its possibilities, will soon be ushered in.

Pastor Column-Birth of Jesus foreshadowed suffering

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).

Pastor Column-Let's keep on keeping Christmas well

I saw this posted from an online friend of mine: “’Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house, nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

Columns-, Local-, Northwest-Column - Someone should check for fire behind smokey McMorris Rodgers ethics complaint

One year ago this week, the independent Office of Congressional Ethics determined unanimously that there was “substantial reason to believe that Representative (Cathy) McMorris Rodgers used congressional funds, staff, and office space for campaign activities.”

Eye to the Sky-Column - Winter’s star constellation opens door to discovery

The winter solstice — the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere — occurred last Sunday at 2:57 p.m. local time. This is good news and bad news for astronomers.

Comments on Congress-Column: Now is time to focus on economic growth

Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring. Retail sales are strong, November saw the best job gains in three years, the federal deficit is shrinking, the stock market is robust, and the Fed is expressing enough faith in the economy that an interest rate bump next year is considered a certainty.

Latino Voices-Latino Voices: Christmas means food, family, sharing

As Christmas Day nears, my family begins to prepare a feast. We all get together to prepare food.

Pastor Column-Christmas carols express joy at birth of Jesus

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The chief reason why we celebrate his birth is because of what he did as an adult, not as a baby or child. There are millions of birth dates our nation does not remember, although every newborn is lovely and cuddly. Yet we celebrate the births of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King because of what they accomplished in their adult lives.