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 By Lou Stone    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

Faux news foments more hate

American narcissism-exceptionalism is the most habitual exporter of terror around the globe by the cruelties out of Congress and the White house. Exports of military arms and environmental poisoning of foreign Peoples and their lands creates...

 
 By James L. Heuvel    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

Fifth Free Coulee Community Shred Day coming this Saturday

In 2016, alone, 15.4 million Americans suffered the loss of approximately $16 billion due to identity theft. One way to protect yourself from identity theft is to destroy, through shredding, unneeded paper records and files that contain your...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

I can only imagine

The song “I Can Only Imagine,” by MercyMe, has been a family favorite since it first came out. I have vivid memories of this song and the lyrics cut me to the core every time I hear it. Such...

 

Streamlining regulations helps Americans compete

President Trump campaigned on cutting taxes, streamlining regulations and improving infrastructure. He also vowed to renegotiate our trade agreements, calling the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst deal ever made.” On his first day...

 
 By Patty Davis    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Thanks for tremendous support for brother

Two months ago, my big brother, George Davis III, was hospitalized and diagnosed with Leukemia. This was a huge shock to our family and all his friends. I always saw my big brother as invincible; you could hit him in the head with a two-by-four and...

 

Old gun laws not working

In 1965 I got a job in California. Five months later, some new friends asked this Idaho country boy to go hunting with them in the Sierras on one guy’s family ranch, where I had to show three of them how to load their rifles. There were some very...

 

Re: "Needed: political marksmanship" March 28 Star

This letter is to address several false and erroneous statements in a guest column in your paper by Jack Stevenson regarding the AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 has been called “America’s most popular rifle” and there are somewhere between 5-10 million...

 

Trade wars target Washington agriculture

I recently traveled across Washington’s Fourth Congressional District to speak with farmers from each county and to hear their concerns about an upcoming Farm Bill. One of the largest concerns expressed by farmers had little to do with...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Senior Profile: Keianna Vera

I sat one day, about three years ago, with Keianna Vera. She told me her story up to that point. On that day, I knew that this young lady was going to go places. She told me about her roller coaster...

 

Wrapped in a sea of plastic

By now most of us have read that plastic, that incredibly useful product that all of us use every day, is fast becoming public enemy number one. We have been using plastics for decades, and as a result, plastic is everywhere: in our fish, in our...

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Raising the alarm to save our dams

One of the most urgent issues we face right now in Central Washington is the ongoing threat to dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Just this week, a 9th Circuit Court panel rejected arguments for an injunction to pause a forced spill order by an...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 4, 2018

The nail, the blood and the rock

How often does this happen, Aprils Fools and Easter on the same day? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is the state of the world today. I will let that sink in a bit. It is a thought provoking question and probably even...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Coulee Dam woman arrested with millions of dollars worth of cocaine: A Coulee Dam woman has been arrested with millions of dollars worth of cocaine in California, where she was scheduled to make a court appearance. She had 71 bricks of...

 

Newsbriefs

Bull riding school coming up The Shane Proctor Bull Riding School will take place at the Nespelem Rodeo Arena on April 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9-4 on April 4. The school is booked up, but is open to the public to watch. Concessions are available...

 
 By Susan Rowell    Opinion    March 28, 2018

Tariff on imported newsprint threatens what we do

There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of...

 

From the Alamo to the Snake River

Most of the 2.5 million annual Alamo visitors focus on the epic 1836 battle in which a small band of brave Texans was eventually overrun by the Mexican army. Folk heroes like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis were among the Texans killed...

 

Needed: political marksmanship

John W. Schoen, CNBC, wrote in a June 2016 article that “the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates there are roughly 5 million to 10 million AR-15 rifles [privately] owned in the United States. . . .” The U.S. Government has purchased an...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 28, 2018

A little bit of willing today

This past week I have gotten to hang, be in meetings and just spend time with some pretty cool dawgs and cats. So I thought I might share a bit with all of you. If anyone went to Coulee Medical...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 21, 2018

City shouldn't rush to get rid of an asset

There may be good reasons for Electric City to consider un-acquiring territory it gained when it annexed a considerable amount of land several years ago, but the city council should think about it more than a little before doing so. Some people...

 

We need to take part if we want improvements

Want a bus so you can get to the store or doctor? Want a bus in town to take you to the senior center? Want bus service to drive you home from a community event? Raise your hand! If any of this is true, why did we have a Grand Coulee Mobility Summit...

 

Sick of liberal editorial cartoons

We have subscribed to The Star newspaper for almost 40 years, but we have never seen such partisan writings ever before. We are sick of the progressive bias that you show and, in particular, the Trump bashing from the Editorial cartoon. (I use that...

 
 By Patti Nordby    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Newhouse votes to restrict your court rights

What do Congressman Dan Newhouse and the Republican Party have against United States citizens’ relying on the courts to defend their rights, their lives, the places they love, and their livelihoods? Wonder what I’m referring to? During the 115th...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Congress tanks - but does it care?

We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit it — is in deep trouble. And no...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Sleep: is it necessary?

Most parents realize this not long after bringing their newborn home. A lack of sleep is something that must be overcome as we pray and wait to see if our child will actually sleep through the night tonight. As those kids grow up, yes, they do start...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Proctor wins: Shane Proctor’s “Number 7” provided him with all the luck needed Saturday night as he battled his way to the “Toughest Cowboy” championship and the deed to the Jager ranch. The final event of the season was played...

 

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