Weekend Round-Up (isn’t this fun?)

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Here are a few nuggets, both local and national, that you may not have discovered yet. I won’t ask where you’ve been. Just take notes, okay?

Johns River Cem Photo 14Discover Some Grays Harbor Secrets at Johns River

I’ve been hiking for most of my life, racking up zillions of trail miles across multiple states. My preferred routes usually reside in national parks. But once in awhile a local trail grabs my fancy and becomes a stand-out, like the trail to an old pioneer cemetery atop a lonely, green-garbed hillside hugging the Johns River Wildlife Area in Grays Harbor. …

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EXPOSED: Planned Parenthood Wastes Million$ on Lavish Travel, Parties

Things aren’t going too well for Planned Parenthood these days. Stung by recent undercover videos that expose the abortion giant with no respect for human life as an abortion giant with no respect for human life, Planned Death-hood is fighting to retain federal funding for its abortion mills. (Aka: “women’s healthcare clinics” according to the Planned Parenthood lexicon of Newspeak.) …

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Are Public Sector Unions ‘Reverse Robin Hoods’?

A new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute shows what many Americans have suspected for some time: labor unions aren’t quite the “Robin Hoods” they’re cracked up to be.

In a report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute scheduled for a Tuesday release, the we’re-for-the-working-class persona unions typically try to project is a long way from reality. …

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Vance Creek 5Vance Creek County Park: Lumber, Asphalt, and the Treasure That Nearly Wasn’t

Toss a line into a pond at Vance Creek County Park in Elma and you’re likely to reel in a perfect rainbow trout. Toss some time into the park’s history, and you’re in for a real treasure hunt.

A cursory stroll around the park reveals two names closely linked to its origin: Vance and Bowers. One was a lumberman-turned-real estate magnate from Quebec, Canada. The other was a homegrown Hoquiamite known for his civic involvement and benevolence. …

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There? That didn’t hurt at all, did it? (Lots more where these came from. How are those notes comin’?)

 

 

Photo credits: Own work.

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