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Writer’s Notebook: Parenting’s amazing highs, infuriating lows
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Writer’s Notebook: Parenting’s amazing highs, infuriating lows
When my husband and I first started our family, I had no idea how hard parenting was going to be.

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Editorial: New effort gives ‘Ag of the Middle’ a boost
A report released last month by Ecotrust lays out a viable strategy for mid-sized farmers and artisan producers to collaborate and expand their markets.
Column: On same-sex marriage, Catholics lead the way
Column: On same-sex marriage, Catholics lead the way
In fact, countries with a Catholic majority or plurality make up half of those where two men or two women can now wed or will soon be able to.
Column: Smoking, vaping and nicotine
The Center for Tobacco Products will soon have regulatory authority over other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes.
Of Cabbages and Kings: Family owners benefit from nonfamily advice
Of Cabbages and Kings: Family owners benefit from nonfamily advice
How is bluegrass music like opera? Hint: soul music
Water Under the Bridge: May 27, 2015
Water Under the Bridge: May 27, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily papers
Column: It’s no longer the poor, huddled masses
The Anglo-Saxon model has its plusses and minuses, but it is very attractive to people around the world.
Editorial: Today is about the cost of war
Editorial: Today is about the cost of war

Every war creates a new generation of veterans

The Iraq War won’t go away. It surfaced last week in debate among Republican presidential candidates.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he would not have made the decision that his...

The Gettysburg Address: Of the people, by the people, for the people
The Gettysburg Address: Of the people, by the people, for the people
President Abraham Lincoln delivered this address at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa., on Nov. 19, 1863.
Column: Building spiritual capital
“The nod was spirituality shared between child and beloved elder: spiritual direction, values, taught and received in the loving relationship.”
Editor’s Notebook: Meat-eating dinosaur comes alive in Pacific Northwest imaginations
Editor’s Notebook: Meat-eating dinosaur comes alive in Pacific Northwest imaginations
A newly discovered fossil will spark the enthusiasm of a new generation of dino-fans
Editorial cartoon: ‘Pay-Per-Mile’ tax
Editorial cartoon: ‘Pay-Per-Mile’ tax
Editorial cartoon from Jesse Springer about the "Pay-Per-Mile" tax.
Column: Tubman versus Jackson
Column: Tubman versus Jackson
How many of you remember Ivy Baker Priest?
Column: The power of hope is real
The heart of this aid package? A cow. Or a few goats. Even bees.
Editorial: Mileage tax has promise
This is an interesting and valid exercise, but one that raises a variety of issues that must be addressed.
Editorial: No money for trains
Sometime in this century, America will have to invest in its lagging rail network.
Guest Column: Not everything is an emergency
Guest Column: Not everything is an emergency
Any law with an emergency clause is protected from the people’s veto power.
Column: Hillary, Jeb, Facebook and disorder
Just follow the headlines. We’re in the middle of some huge disruptive inflections in technology, the labor market and geopolitics that will raise fundamental questions about the future of work and the social contracts between governments and...
Of Cabbages and Kings: Every parent’s nightmare
Of Cabbages and Kings: Every parent’s nightmare
The Internet forces parents to rewrite the manual for raising children
Water Under the Bridge: May 20, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily papers
Column: Learning from history’s mistakes
History is an infinitely complex web of causations.
Editorial: Public lands are a shared legacy
Another scam promises to make counties rich
Editorial: Music speaks to Cubans
Music is a powerful diplomatic engine
Column: What ‘Wild’ has wrought
Apparently, in part because of the book and movie versions of “Wild,” about Cheryl Strayed’s journey of discovery and self-repair on her hike, some areas of the trail feel as busy as a scout jamboree.
Editorial: Oil shipments no mere ‘uptick’
Plan ahead for oil spills
Editorial: How much REALLY for Capitol renewal
Editorial: How much REALLY for Capitol renewal
Peter Courtney's proposed renewal of the state Capitol may be extravagant, but a certain amount of renovation is no doubt necessary.

Editorials

Editorial: Don’t marginalize us
Cable television providers recently have found themselves in the broad category of information-sector businesses seeking fresh new ways to survive,...
Editorial: New effort gives ‘Ag of the Middle’ a boost
A report released last month by Ecotrust lays out a viable strategy for mid-sized farmers and artisan producers to collaborate and expand their...
Editorial: Today is about the cost of war
Editorial: Mileage tax has promise
Editorial: No money for trains

Columns

Writer’s Notebook: Parenting’s amazing highs, infuriating lows
When my husband and I first started our family, I had no idea how hard parenting was going to be.
Column: Let’s do some railing
The Northeast corridor from Boston to Washington is the centerpiece of the nation’s commuter rail system.
Column: Polluted political games
Column: On same-sex marriage, Catholics lead the way
Column: Smoking, vaping and nicotine

Letters to the Editor

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Letters should be fewer than 450 words and must include the writer’s name, address and phone numbers. You will be contacted to confirm...
Letter: Disclose tsunami hazards
John Dunzer re tsunami zones
Letter: No tall buildings
Letter: Cruelty to birds
Letter: It’s your money