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2008-08-19 12:00:49

By Patrick D Muir By PAT MUIR YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC ELLENSBURG -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings wants to lift a moratorium on oil drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but only as a way to buy time until other sources of energy are more practical. Nuclear, wind, solar and water power all have to be part of the long-term mix, he said Monday afternoon during a Kiwanis luncheon at the Quality Inn in Ellensburg. But until then, it would be "silly" not to use the crude...

2008-07-01 09:01:01

By Chris Bristol, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 1--U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings is going nuclear on the subject of gas prices. So is rival George Fearing. Hastings, R-Pasco, made several campaign-like stops Monday in sweltering Yakima, and every time he accused congressional Democrats of not doing enough about skyrocketing gas prices. In a brief news confer-ence outside the offices of Western Materials, a cog in the hard-hit construction industry, Hastings complained that a variety of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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