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 By Patrick Connor    Opinion    November 25, 2015 

Support small businesses this Saturday

Every year, Gallup asks people how much confidence they have in various institutions. The results aren’t surprising. Only 8 percent had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. Big business scored 21 percent. That’s no...

 By Patrick Connor    Opinion    September 30, 2015

It begins by cleaning up your act

Here is some advice to the young looking for their first job: Start by cleaning up your act. Also accept the fact that you’ll likely be starting out at a minimum wage, but will not be there very long if you’re a good worker and look presentable....

 By Patrick Connor    Opinion    March 5, 2014

Can anyone stop the power of Premera?

Amid the public policy mess created by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a tiny pebble of a good idea looked set for passage at a recent committee hearing of the Washington Legislature — that is until the heavy boot of Premera Blue Cross came...