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Progress achievable with unity, not without

Editorial

 


In recent years, this community has grown apart. It’s time to reverse that trend.

While municipal leaders always tend to watch out for their own interests, that propensity doesn’t have to get in the way of the whole Grand Coulee Dam community moving forward together.

The difference may be as simple and as subtle as one of perspective. If decisions are made for the good of one’s own town, fine. But another over-arching consideration should also be, how does this move us all forward?

A presentation last week on Project REV (see story on the front page) illustrated with clarity for those of us who remember it in the late 1980s, the stark contrast between then and now that the simple lack of that question has drawn across the community.

As resources are withdrawn and cities struggle with budgets, you can expect that they will naturally want to make decisions based solely on their own narrower interests. That should be resisted.

This community cannot move forward as four separate municipalities, each a wheel spinning in its own direction. Only when all four move in concert can progress be made.

If you agree, have that conversation with your town’s council members. Tell them it’s time to REV the community motor once again.

Scott Hunter

editor and publisher

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