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 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Washington State Supreme Court opposes transparent government

Lincoln County has always been a huge proponent of transparency. We believe, as elected officials, that we should not get to decide what the public should or should not know about how their tax money is spent. In fact, in 2016 the... — Updated 3/8/2023


How county roads are funded

Where does all the money for our county roads come from? You may be surprised to know that, in Lincoln County, only about 15% is generated from property tax revenue that is received from parcels of land in the unincorporated areas... — Updated 9/7/2022

 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

When is enough, enough?

In the United States, a law is presumed to be constitutional until proven otherwise in court. This process can take years, and a lot of money, to wade through the legal system and end up at the Supreme Court. As the challenge... — Updated 3/23/2022

 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Governor's proclamation unconstitutional

Since Governor Inslee issued his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation last month, Lincoln County has been scrambling trying to determine how to best balance our paramount duties to provide for Public Safety, Public Health... — Updated 4/29/2020 Full story

 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Trump used common sense in shutdown

In 2013, the Federal Government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (LRNRA) at that time was nothing short of unbelievable. Operating under... — Updated 1/24/2018


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