Oct 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The final presidential debate competed for attention with Monday Night Football
Oct 23, 2012 - By Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Voters watching the final presidential debate at home may have missed what happened before and after President Barack Obama and Republican ... [more]
Oct 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  October rain
Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Every once in awhile I reconnect with my stockpile of old-growth Douglas fir planks.
Oct 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Togwotee Pass road rebuild is done
Oct 19, 2012 - By Hector Becerra, MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The good news for President Barack Obama: Latino registered voters prefer him over Mitt Romney by more than a 3-to-1 ratio, and are increasingly ... [more]
Oct 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No matter what direction the nation's energy path turns, we look pretty good
Oct 18, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Arlen Specter was a fighter. He fought crime as a prosecutor. He fought political opponents as a U.S. senator. He fought cancer on more than one occasion. But ... [more]
Oct 18, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  We have town and country experience with chickens
Oct 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's move ahead with determination on improving the Darcie Zimmer pathway
Oct 17, 2012 - By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press:  NEW YORK -- Maybe it's a cliché to say the gloves came off in Tuesday's presidential debate. But then again, maybe not, since the candidates sometimes looked ... [more]
Oct 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'The Odd Couple' at CWC is about more than simply its ample laugh count
Oct 16, 2012 - John C. Darrington, Richland, Wash.:  Editor:
Oct 16, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A few people in this world have been selected -- for better or worse -- to serve as the representatives of our collective humanity.
Oct 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama vs. Romney
Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  And if it's so common, then why does it seem to be in such short supply?
Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.
Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing
Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's something about my wife, Yale and the elements
Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Readers come to feel a sense of ownership with 'their' newspaper
Oct 11, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Iran's currency took such a breathtaking nose dive against the dollar last week that even the country's denier-in-chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had to ... [more]
Oct 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It casts a sad shadow over the necessary process of finding a capable replacement
Oct 10, 2012 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, voting rights advocates foresaw a cloud over this year's election because new voting laws in Republican-led states tightened ... [more]
Oct 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a significant way, we are all volunteer firefighters
Oct 9, 2012 - By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy ... [more]
Oct 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer's surrender
Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  America is ready for a different kind of political candidate.
Oct 7, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  In 1976, with voters still fuming over the Watergate scandals and Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, President Ford faced a tough uphill fight against a ... [more]
Oct 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  After pretending to be average Joes, candidates must appear extraordinary at debate time
Oct 5, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Mitt Romney who shone in Wednesday night's debate was the moderate Massachusetts governor, not the condescending presidential candidate who spent the past ... [more]