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 By Roger Lucas    Opinion

Postcard brings friends together

In my column I have often mentioned what good neighbors I have. I particularly mention Dave and Dorothy Stiegelmeyer, who frequently are doing little things to make life easier for me. I received a postcard recently from an old fri... — Updated 4/13/2022

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Weather and our mood

Spring has arrived! We all are feeling the relief from the overcast, damp, and cold winter weather; it’s behind us once again. Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. Some... — Updated 4/13/2022

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Inflation is devastating to our family farms

 Farming season is here, and unfortunately, due to supply-chain issues and rising energy costs exacerbated by President Biden’s policies, input costs are at a record-high. This has placed a huge burden on Central Washington... — Updated 4/13/2022

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion

Price of gas fuels work from safety of home

With COVID-19 vaccines widely dispensed and masking requirements mostly lifted, will “work from home” end? Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels? Probab... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

Biden Administration ignores the facts: Dams are not the problem

It is completely mind-boggling that amidst an energy and supply chain crisis, President Biden would remove a source of power and transportation for an entire region. Yet, just last week, the White House updated their blog with a... — Updated 4/6/2022

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion

We must fix the nursing shortage

Where did all the nurses go? One of my family members ended up in the ER for a week after a bad fall. The hospital we chose and its staff were wonderful in every way, but this time, one important thing was missing: an appropriate... — Updated 4/6/2022

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion

It takes a family

My wife Dorothy has suffered from dementia for the past several years. We have been able to care for her in our home for these past years until recently all the family agreed that the level of care she needed could no longer be... — Updated 4/6/2022

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion

Karen is playing the violin again

Karen is married to our son Nathan, and they live in Portland. An injury while riding her bicycle interrupted her play. She worked for Nike at the time and rode her bicycle, rain or shine, to the Nike campus where she worked. She... — Updated 3/30/2022

 
 By Arnie Marchand    Opinion

Looking for support to honor veterans

The American Legion Hodges Post 84, Oroville Washington, is requesting that the State Department of Transportation honor the Veterans of the Vietnam War by dedicating State Route 20, from the Idaho border to the Skagit County line... — Updated 3/30/2022

 
 By Norm Luther    Opinion

High school students should have more rights

Recently, Chris Cargill, Eastern Washington director of right-wing Washington Policy Center, advocated for a parents’ bill of rights to improve our educational system. But how would that help? Shouldn’t students themselves,... — Updated 3/30/2022

 

Legislature approved budget updates before adjourning

At nearly midnight on March 10, the Legislature adjourned its hybrid session in Olympia on schedule. The 60-day Legislative session consisted primarily of Zoom meetings with some work completed in-person. It was a busy time for me... — Updated 3/30/2022

 
 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

 

Farmers follow the sun, not the clock

One of the biggest misconceptions about Daylight Saving Time is that farmers pushed for it, because “they needed daylight hours to work in their fields”. Nothing could be further from the truth. The adoption of daylight saving... — Updated 3/23/2022

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion

Levy nixers shortsighted

Taxpayers, if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Educators here are going to try again to get our levies passed. You wonder what it takes to convince people that educating young people costs money, and too long this d... — Updated 3/23/2022

 
 By Ramona Hicks    Opinion

Dear Coulee Medical Center Community,

This is an open letter of thanks to everyone who advocated for, supported, gave a forum for discussion, or assisted us to get the message out, regarding a piece of legislation that would have had a detrimental impact on rural... — Updated 3/23/2022

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Saying grace

It’s hard to calculate the costs of misinformation, even of something as simple as child’s false boast of knowing about a threat to a school. Reportedly, something like that caused school to close to students for two days last... — Updated 3/23/2022

 

American LNG can replace more Russian gas

There is an old saying: Don’t let the “perfect” be the “enemy” of the good! That is important to remember as we work our way out of the energy crisis exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While the Russians are... — Updated 3/16/2022

 

Delivering wins for Central Washington

As the Congressman for Washington’s 4th Congressional District, my number one priority is advocating for the people who live and work right here in Central Washington, contributing to our communities and economy. That’s why,... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    Opinion

Things that might have been

I thought for most of my life that I would be a lumber grader. My training was initially at Potlatch Forests Inc., in Potlatch, Idaho, just nine miles from my home in Palouse. I had been there for four years and decided after I... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By John M. Adkins    Opinion

Leaps of abstraction

A while back a person told me I’m always fighting for the underdog. I liked Underdog as a kid but was more of a Popeye fan. I was hoping the GCDSD high brass would not feed me more spinach. However, more cans were opened with lea... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Patience is an adaptive skill

As the pandemic eases, it looks like no end is in sight for the continuing need for us all to remain flexible in our ideas, schedules, plans and expectations, and that’s a good thing. The human skill at adapting has never been... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By Peter Funt    Opinion

Don't throw away your mask

Five years ago, a sports injury forced me to wear a light brace on my knee. Within a few months the joint was fine, yet to this day I continue to wear a brace on both knees when on the field. I feel there is prophylactic value,... — Updated 3/9/2022

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Ukraine boxers' patriotism brings hope

It’s not often that we see an athlete at the top of his (her) game walk away from a multi-million dollar payday to go home and fight for his (her) country. However, that is exactly what world heavyweight boxing champion... — Updated 3/9/2022

 

Levy failures should force cuts, not additions to budget

This has to be the most ridiculous decision I’ve ever heard a board make. You as a group just had two levies fail. You are supposed to be looking at what you have to cut from the budget. But instead, you decide to pay the man... — Updated 3/9/2022

 
 By Dick Polman    Opinion

Is America strong enough to endure domestic sacrifice?

During World War II, Americans put up with rationed gas and car tires, rationed coal and fuel oil, rationed silk and nylon, rationed meat and dairy products, rationed jams and jellies, even rationed coffee. Would today’s... — Updated 3/9/2022

 

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