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May 28 Letter to the Editor

Whatever happened to governance of the people, by the people and for the people? We in Washington are now under martial law (according to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr). This is... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

Get involved in next school year, now

Due to the coronavirus, there are a lot of questions on what school will look like next fall. On social media, a number of memes suggest public schools will be very different. They often cite new Centers for Disease Control and... — Updated 5/28/2020

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion 

State may push income tax, again

TVW recently interviewed the top budget writers in the Senate about the state’s outlook and the possibility of a special session. In one interview, Sen. John Braun (ranking... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

Get back to normal, soon

Hospitals and clinics are now much better equipped and prepared with medication, antibody procedures and testing to help those infected with COVID-19. The warmer weather will slow... — Updated 5/21/2020

 

A different kind of Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020, is when the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day this year. Once traditionally celebrated May 30, it has for several years been celebrated on the final Monday in May... — Updated 5/21/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Business, coronavirus must co-exist

By now, it is apparent that, barring a miracle, a cure for COVID-19 will not happen soon; however, to make it a condition of removing the economic lockdown would be a catastrophic m... — Updated 5/21/2020

 

Letter to the Editor

Good timing on publishing the potato salad recipe Just last night I was craving German Potato Salad and was planning to look up a recipe in the morning, when The Record arrived in the mail. Each week I eagerly look forward to what... — Updated 5/18/2020

 

Medicaid: State cash cow, until it isn't

Medicaid began in 1965 as a safety-net health insurance entitlement for low-income families with children, the disabled, and some long-term care. The program is financed by both federal and state governments in sort of a 50/50... — Updated 5/18/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Test and trace isn't 'voluntary'

Voluntary must have a different meaning inside state government offices. On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee and other partici- pants in his coronavirus press conference said par- ticipatio... — Updated 5/18/2020

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Opinion

Don't overrun counties that reopen

By now, everyone in the state knows that there are a few counties that are being allowed to open their economies before others. Theses counties are even being allowed to open... — Updated 5/18/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    Opinion

Enjoy the potatoes before reality hits

Who can deny the beauty of a crisp fall day full of late-season sunshine and laughter in the air, as gorgeous crimson leaves twirl down to the ground from stately oaks, maples and other American hardwoods? Last Wednesday, at the... — Updated 5/8/2020

 

The Record's Letter to the Editor Policy

The Odessa Record publishes letters to the editor of civic nature relating to area, state and national issues and politics. Letters should be limited to 250 words, and cited facts should be attributed to the source of information.... — Updated 4/30/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Thank a potato farmer today

If you haven’t thanked a potato farmer today, you should. While the governor may consider farmers essential, his quarantine has destroyed the supply line to move farm products to... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

Davenport Times Letter to the Editor policy

The Davenport Times publishes letters to the editor of civic nature relating to area, state and national issues and politics. Letters should be limited to 250 words, and cited facts should be attributed to the source of... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

Letter to the Editor

I was amazed and quite shocked when I read the opinion piece Constitutional republic or technocracy by Publisher Roger Harnack in the April 9 issue of The Davenport Times. He bases his argument on the First and Second Amendments,... — Updated 4/30/2020

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Quarantines and the U.S. Constition explained

Since Gov. Jay Inslee issued his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation last month, Lincoln County has been scrambling to determine how to best balance paramount duties to provide... — Updated 4/30/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

It's about choice; make your decision wisely

Gov. Jay Inslee had to know a showdown was coming with Eastern Washington. State law allocated him 30 days in which to operate under emergency authority, unless the Legislature... — Updated 4/23/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Truckers keeping stores open during quarantine

As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently, truckers have been behind the scenes just doing their jobs, but join the list... — Updated 4/23/2020

 

Letter to the Editor policy

The Davenport Times publishes letters to the editor of civic nature relating to area, state and national issues and politics. Letters should be limited to 250 words, and cited facts should be attributed to the source of... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

Letters to the Editor for April 16

Government overreach needs to be reined in Gov. Jay Inslee’s house-arrest order for the populace, Proclamation 20-25, is in conflict with the Bill of Rights. Our rights of the free exercise of religion, of the people to... — Updated 4/16/2020

 
 By Jana Mathia    Opinion

Education should start in a child's home

One of the positives to come out of the current coronavirus crisis is that people are realizing what the most important and essential things are. When you only have time or resources for the top priorities, those priorities have... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

Odessa Record letters policy

The Odessa Record publishes letters to the editor of civic nature relating to area, state and national issues and politics. Letters should be limited to 250 words, and cited facts should be attributed to the source of information.... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Letters to the Editor from Odessa Record

Cleanup should be delayed I am writing becasue of a letter published in the Odessa Record on March 19 on cleanup efforts under threat of a lawsuit. As of wright now, the world is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and there... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Letters to the Editor

Political cartoon was offensive A recent edition of The Times included a political cartoon that compared the “technology divide” in providing distance learning in Western Washington to that in rural Eastern Washington in a mann... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Constitutional republic or technocracy?

Our nation’s founding fathers were no stranger to pandemics. They knew of many viruses and diseases — yellow fever, smallpox, measles, scarlet fever, to name a few. Yet, when the Constitution was written and signed, our... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

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