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 By Pam Lewison    Opinion 

Decision a win for landowners

In a victory for private property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the “significant nexus” test in its Sackett v EPA ruling. The ruling changes how “waters of the... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Elizabeth Hovde    Opinion 

Inslee, apologize to fired workers

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is busy signing bills. I think he should start putting his John Hancock on apology letters to former state workers who were terminated because of hi... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

In remembrance of those fell

An “aha” moment – a time when make that brilliant “I’m going to do it” decision. I got mine after reading “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell and studying up on my... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Build electricity around hydropower

Although New Zealand and Washington are located a half-a-world apart, they have lots in common---beautiful seashores, majestic mountains, crystal clear streams and lakes, and vibran... — Updated 5/23/2023


Inslee, apologize to fired workers

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is busy signing bills. I think he should start putting his John Hancock on apology letters to former state workers who were terminated because of hi... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Failure to act legalizes drugs

The state Legislature is headed back to Olympia this week for a special session specifically to deal with the prospect of all drugs becoming legal July 1. Sen. Mark Schoesler,... — Updated 5/16/2023


Republicans threaten democracy

President Joe Biden is seeking re-election. I wish he were younger and I might favor other Democrats — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and 2020 presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker come to mind. But Biden’s... — Updated 5/16/2023


My parting thoughts from session

Beef Day is the second-best day of the legislative session, next to the last day. Probably the best news about the 2023 legislative session is that we adjourned on time, although th... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

It's That Time of the Year

Some would argue that spring is the most wonderful time of the year in Washington. Throughout our state fruit trees blossom, vibrant tulip fields bloom, and colorful lentils... — Updated 5/9/2023


Public safety failures the legacy of 2023

This session saw some bipartisan successes as lawmakers and citizens were in Olympia together for the first time in nearly three years. That in-person interaction is always key for working relationships and good workable solutions... — Updated 5/2/2023

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Carefully weigh energy tradeoffs

President Biden is unwisely “throttling up” plans to ditch carbon fuels unilaterally despite the extreme consequences of doing so. He wants to accelerate replacement of... — Updated 5/2/2023


Lawmakers refrain from raising taxes

A miracle of sorts took place under the Capitol dome on April 23. The state Legislature adjourned its 2023 legislative session without raising taxes. I want to point it out because... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By Todd Myers    Opinion

Earth Day isn't about politics

On Earth Day this year, I will be planting two trees in a local park. This is not a political act. And yet, there are many who will see it that way because it occurs on a day... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By Linda Kadlec    Opinion

Step up and run for office

I have spent 15-plus years on the City Council and now finishing up 10 years as your mayor. It all started out with an "appointment." I received a call from the then-mayor; he had... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Sen. Jeff Holy    Opinion

Study funded for Highway 904

For the past 33 years, my wife and I have lived in a house near State Route 904, which connects Cheney to Interstate 90. When we bought our house in 1990, this highway had only a... — Updated 4/18/2023


Impaired driver bills advance

In recent years, drunk and drug-impaired driving has become a greater problem on Washington’s roads and highways. It is a major reason for the alarming increase in accidents and... — Updated 4/11/2023


Gun measures miss causes

On the Saturday before Easter, the state Senate's majority Democrats passed what they call an "assault weapons ban." In reality, the bill targets several of the most popular sportin... — Updated 4/11/2023

 By Joe Schmick    Opinion

Payroll tax will hit hard this summer

House and Senate budget writers released their 2023-25 state operating budget proposals recently. It was a reminder that taxpayers have been very kind to the state’s coffers as... — Updated 4/4/2023

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

School safety needs attention

My Mom would be horrified by the rash of violence in our schools today. The most recent tragedy at Covenant School in Nashville where three students and three adults were shot to... — Updated 4/4/2023

 By Kaci Bleau    Opinion

School board meeting the catalyst

I attended the Odessa school board meeting on March 22. I am an alum of Odessa schools and a teacher. Professionally speaking, I cannot fathom allowing my students to be harmed. Educators’ responsibility to student safety and... — Updated 3/31/2023

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Parental rights only sound good

Parents’ Bill of Rights? Sounds OK until you see who supports it and why. House Resolution No. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reading the “five pillars of H.R. 5,... — Updated 3/31/2023


Good to see president support breaching dams

Nice to see Prez Biden supporting salmon, treaty rights and dam breaching. As you may or may not know, the four Lower Snake River dams were made to be breached as they are half earthen and half concrete. Maybe those who put them... — Updated 3/31/2023


State capital gains income tax upheld

Ever since legislative Democrats passed a law (Senate Bill 5096) two years ago creating a capital gains state income tax in Washington, observers on both sides of the political... — Updated 3/28/2023


Public safety needs more than a step

Law enforcement in our region continue to serve the people with professionalism, dedication and compassion. The brave men and women behind the badge are an integral part of our comm... — Updated 3/21/2023


Protect local pharmacies

In small communities across Eastern Washington, the local pharmacy is a business you rely on. Often it is the only outlet for miles around where you can get your prescriptions... — Updated 3/21/2023


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