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 By Mark Miloscia    Opinion

Covid mandate protests erupt statewide

It’s clear: Parents in Washington are sick of their children being used as pawns by radicals in power who wish to destroy family, children and faith. Widespread protests against mask mandates at school and vaccine mandates at... — Updated 9/3/2021

 

We have met the enemy, ourselves

The masking at schools and inside public places, regardless of vaccination status, is very questionable. The “one-size-fits-all” approach (typical government) should not apply to us in rural, sparsely populated areas,... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Let's not repeat history

Having lived in three developing countries for 17 years, I met very fine Americans, as well as arrogant and ignorant Americans. Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, USAID, Peace Corps, U.S. Military, UNICEf and UNESCO and... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

What is happening?

On the evening of Aug. 29, several people smelled what they thought must be a natural-gas leak at the corner of First Avenue and Division Street in downtown Odessa. As calls went out to various Odessa governmental and emergency res... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Japanese hydrogen model could work in-state

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were billed as the “Hydrogen Olympics” Then along came COVID and sporting events worldwide were put on hold. The summer games were delayed until 2021.... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Mark Miloscia    Opinion

Coronavirus mandate protests erupt statewide

It’s clear: Parents in Washington are sick of their children being used as pawns by radicals in power who wish to destroy family, children and faith. Widespread protests against mask mandates at school and vaccine mandates at... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Community health plea

Some of you will know me for my mediocre skills on the volleyball/cheer/softball teams, or as the girl driving combine on the family farm or as the kid rolling her eyes in the grocery store because her dad won’t stop talking to... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Response to last week's issue

Rodgers issues statement on vaccine approval and political cartoon, pg 3 1. Representative Rodgers should have been correct as per, “this approval will build more confidence and trust in the vaccines” but der fuhrer Inslee’s... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Rep. Tom Dent    Opinion

Governor's latest announcement on vaccinations

On Monday, the governor announced COVID vaccine mandates for most state employees and health care workers or they could lose their jobs. While employees will be able to apply for... — Updated 8/24/2021

 

The TRIPS waiver would give away patent and copyright protection

Liberals in Congress are actively campaigning to force price controls on drug manufacturers. The House has already passed bills that would limit the amount of money pharmaceutical... — Updated 8/24/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Parents push back against covid mandates

Parents of public school students in the 9th Legislative district have had enough of coronavirus-related mandates from Olympia. Shutter schools, curtail sports, wear masks, limit fi... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Clearing fuels from forests needed

Massive forest fires in western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke but are leaving behind millions of acres of scorched hillsides, ridges, and... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Workers' pay to fund care program

There was some good news recently coming out of a meeting concerning a 2019 law creating a state-run, long-term-care program to be funded through workers’ paychecks starting in January. In case you’re not in the loop, a... — Updated 8/5/2021

 

Letter to the Editor

Response to a Trump presidency In response to “If Trump is president again, then what” (see letter to editor in July 15, 2021 issue of The Record), first of all he would make our country energy independent again by: 1.... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Massive reforestation effort needed

Massive forest fires in the western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions of acres of scorched hillsides, ridges... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion

Which city will be next?

The Battle Ground City Council this week unanimously adopted Resolution No. 21-07 opposing a local income tax. That brings the number of cities officially going on record against a... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Opinion

The five most exciting and boring Olympic sports to watch

After a long five-year hiatus, the world’s greatest athletes have converged for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. When I haven’t been busy putting together this week’s paper,... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Mark Miloscia    Opinion

Parents voice opposition to CRT taught in schools

Last week, the largest teacher’s union in the country announced that it will conduct opposition research with regard to the growing grassroots campaign to stop Critical Race Theory from being forced on schoolchildren. This very... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Bill Stevenson    Opinion

White House approval needed for free speech

It’s shaping up to be the year for conspiracy fans. UFOs are confirmed by the U.S. military and now government censorship through social media platforms is acknowledged. “We are in regular touch with social media platforms ... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

Tremendous losses trivialized as Inslee spikes the COVID football

Over the last 16 months, each one of us has suffered through endless chaos and uncertainty of COVID-19 and the seemingly endless monarchical restrictions affecting every facet of our lives. We’ve all borne witness personally in... — Updated 7/15/2021

 

Letter to the Editor

If Trump is president again, then what It occurred to me that in an attempt to communicate, it might be more productive to concede “in theory” that MAGA and Trump have prevailed. Republicans control the U.S. government. “The... — Updated 7/15/2021

 

Fight critical race theory in schools

Last month, South Kitsap School Board member John Berg introduced a resolution to prohibit classroom teaching of theories that promote racial hatred. For that he was called a nut. District officials said they won’t be teaching... — Updated 7/15/2021

 

Why is college debt so high?

A friend of mine, let’s call her Mary, began college at the University of Washington in 1967 and graduated with an undergraduate degree in 1971. According to the university’s re... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Power shortage or money grab?

One regional utility alone – Avista – had brownouts that affected 15,307 ratepayers last Monday, 6,793 last Tuesday and another 602 last Wednesday. Other utilities, too, had... — Updated 7/8/2021

 

Our nation's independence

This Sunday, our nation celebrates Independence Day. And on this 245th birthday of our United States, it’s important to take time to remember why we mark July 4. Sure we celebrate the holiday with barbecues and fireworks,... — Updated 7/1/2021

 

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