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 By Mary Jane Bailey    Opinion    April 1, 2020 

Thanks for recognizing local efforts

Thank you, Roger Lucas, for your acknowledgement of Scott Hunter’s great importance of providing all of us the area news (“Local efforts make a difference” March 25). Also, thanks for your public recognition of the Port District, both Keenes,...

 
 By Jim Glick    Opinion    April 1, 2020 

Keep the Olympia coverage

A few publications back, Feb. 5th, 2020, to be exact, you wrote an editorial regarding the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, of which you are a member of the board of directors. The editorial was quite informative. The main point I... Full story

 

Going on a bear hunt

With all this social distancing going on it is becoming harder and harder to get out with family and do something exciting and new. Staying indoors can become tedious and mundane as we try and do the right thing and stay put. But there is something...

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    April 1, 2020 

Community strength in unprecedented times

We are in unprecedented times. The coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on the American people and our economy, but – together – we will make sure that impact is not a lasting one. As many businesses temporarily transition operations...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 25, 2020

The meaning of the motto on the front page

Everything depends on everything else, it seems, so stopping one part of our economy, our society, affects every other part. We’re all so interconnected. That’s partly why Gov. Inslee’s earlier hopes that people would “just do the right...

 

Local efforts make a difference

I just read a story that some 1,400 communities lost their newspapers in the last year. That’s to say nothing of papers publishing less frequently. These communities will feel the loss. People get their news now from a lot of sources like cable...

 

A test of faith

During this time our patience can be tested to the extreme. With social media being flooded with everything from right to left, raging toilet paper shoppers, constant updates and, yes, even the sadness of cancelled weddings, funerals and appointments...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 18, 2020

It's about us

Honestly, it’s not you, it’s us. As these extremely inconvenient — no, let’s call them what they are — horrid, restrictions on our social freedom clamp down on society and commerce in favor of health, that’s a concept some either don’t... Full story

 

Census 2020: Why rural counts

By now, you have most likely received a postcard or letter in your mailbox inviting you to participate in the 2020 Census. Set forth as an effort to count everyone in the U.S., the data collected as part of the census impacts everyone who is, or is...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    March 18, 2020

What is a flash drought?

I spend some time looking over weather and climate research sites. Generally, there’s something interesting that captures my attention. These are things that I like to share with you. Recently, I...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 18, 2020

TP shortage is tip of iceberg

If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again. On March 10, Business Insider (BI) reported: “The spread of the coronavirus has brought with it panic-buying of food and...

 

1948 Coulee Dam Theater Fire

The Coulee Dam Service Station at the southeast corner of what is now Roosevelt Way and River Drive had been a Standard Oil station; but after my parents, Henry and Margaret (Seaton) Taschereau...

 

I just got back from Tillmanville

Tillmanville? You won’t find it on a map. But if you are looking for it on a map try Elmer City. Elmer City could just as well have been named Tillmanville. The Tillman family has, and continues to be, a leading factor in this tiny village....

 
 By Harvey Haven    Opinion    March 11, 2020

The necessity of community parks

When I was a tyke growing up with my brother Ed and sisters Betty and Anita on Roosevelt Drive, Grand Coulee didn’t have a community park. There was an empty field across the road from our house that we and the other neighborhood kids would play in...

 
 By M. Townsend    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Plow crew thanked

To the Grand Coulee Plow Crew: We all, who live on Wetzel Street in Grand Coulee, thank you so very much for keeping our road open and safe. You people had a hard job but made it look so easy at the same time. Once again, thank you. M. Townsend And...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Summer jobs search

Think back to our younger days, a time where we had to find a summer job. It seemed a requirement at the time, and for many parents it was a requirement. The reason I bring this up is because the...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will work from home. Washington is at the point of the spear. Of the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Thoughts on observing on your behalf

The role of a journalist is to be the eyes and ears for the readers. So while at a school board meeting, city council meeting, events, and so on, things that people may not have the time to go to, or don’t have a large enough interest in going to,...

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Senior Profile: Jordan Flett

This week I am bring you another senior from the halls of Lake Roosevelt High School. My interview was a little different this time because I sat down with Jordan Flett in front of the entire...

 
 By Lizzy McKeag    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Brunell's treatise on Lower Snake River dams is flooded with falsehoods

Don Brunell’s recent article titled “Dams are the Northwest’s Flood Busters” (Star, Jan. 21, 2020) relies on fearmongering, rather than facts, to make his point. Brunell takes a circuitous route through disasters in the Midwest, conjuring up...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major roadblock. In Salem, rural Republican senators are boycotting t...

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    February 26, 2020

Two heros will be missed

Sometimes the foundation of an institution can be shaken. The Lake Roosevelt Raiders have lost two very important educators and friends this year, but their impact in the community goes way deeper...

 

Good move for Electric City

Electric City will soon have a new city clerk. Peggy Nevsimal is leaving her post as executive director of the local chamber of commerce to accept another community challenge. It was a wise move by the council there. Peggy has been head of the...

 

Colorado River water problems worsening

Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is part of our National Parks “bucket list.” The trip was a real eye-opener. The Canyon is spectacular. It is hard to...

 

Our promise to seniors

Our nation values those who have come before us, and that includes our seniors and retirees. Past generations have paved the way for future growth, and I truly believe we owe them the respect — and the benefits — they have earned.  Despite my...

 

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