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Yesterday morning I woke up feeling under the weather. Stuffy nose? Check. Runny nose? Check. Sinus pressure? Check. Sneezing? Check. I’m allergic to ragweed, and although it isn't yet August, ragweed is already blooming with our hot summer weather. I have allergic rhinitis, which is inflammation...

Keith Goehner
Redistricting Every 10 years after the federal government has compiled their census information, Washington state redraws the boundaries of our legislative and congressional districts to reflect our state's changing populations to ensure each district represents an equal number of residents. The...
Last week I removed another tick from Bonnie, our 6-month-old Scottie. Bonnie loves to run through the grass and burrow into bushes, where ticks like to lurk. In the Pacific Northwest, 3 species of ticks can transmit disease. A bite from a Brown Dog Tick or Rocky Mountain Wood Tick can transmit...
Q: My nose runs, and my eyes itch every summer from my allergies. I used to take Allegra®, but it doesn't seem to work anymore. What other antihistamine should I try? Antihistamines are designed to prevent and relieve allergy symptoms by keeping a compound called histamine locked up in special...
Apparently, anything a female can do a male can do better. Case in point: the newly crowned Miss Nevada USA is a biological male and will compete in the upcoming Miss USA pageant this fall. This one of many examples within our society today, of men earning titles and smashing records within women’s...
The 12th District and Washington’s 48 other legislative districts have had specific boundaries since 2012. The borders for these districts, as well as Washington’s 10 federal congressional districts, will change in 2022 after the state’s redistricting process is completed near the end of this...
“Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth.” That quote from Todd Wagner has always stuck with me through the years of ministry and has become even more pertinent now. No matter the temperament or the kind disposition of an individual, if they speak the truth about any given issue, they...
After a short hospital stay for a bleeding ulcer, 78-year-old Mabel became anemic. She was discharged home on medicine to heal her ulcer, plus an iron supplement. Despite taking iron for 3 months, Mabel’s blood tests showed she was still low in iron. When I asked her which iron supplement she was...
You should definitely stay away from any medicines you’re allergic to or that have caused you problems in the past. For example, if you are allergic to penicillin, taking amoxicillin (a type of penicillin) would be a very BAD IDEA. Some medicines don't mix well with others. This can cause problems...
“...let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely…” (Hebrews 12:1). Admittedly, that is easier said than done considering sin touches the heart, speaks to it, and consumes it with various lusts. The temptation of sin is pervasive and every day, there is a gnawing at our flesh...

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