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 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Wildfires were the 'big polluters' of 2020

While the coronavirus and its devastating effects on people and economies worldwide were unfortunately the top 2020 stories, the massive impact of western wildfires can’t be... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Marge Womach    Opinion

Looking back in the town of Harrington

The Sept. 21, 2017, Davenport Times had a headline that read: “Harrington’s 2017 Honored Citizen — Scott McGowan: If you need help, this is who you call.” In this story, the Harrington Lions Club honored McGowan with the... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Lise Ott    Opinion

The Local: Finally, 2020 is over

Finally! The last week of 2020. I’ve been looking forward to the end of this year almost from the beginning. I know it’s completely unrealistic, and probably tempting fate, but... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

"The local" for community happenings

Remember when the local newspaper was the “go-to” place for information about social gatherings, upcoming events and much, much more? When I was growing up in Bickleton, which didn’t have its own paper, there were ordinary... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Coronavirus spurring air cargo growth

It’s no secret that airlines and airplane manufacturers have been clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly hard hit are international flights traditionally flown by jum... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Anna Johnson    Opinion

Largest farms benefit from new Congress mandate

Who deserves farm payments? Farm payments should be reserved for family farms facing difficult times, but the government and taxpayers should not support checks without limit to the largest operations. While enacting limits on... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Opinion

Greetings from the new(ish) guy

Hello readers of The Times. You may know me as Drew, the scrawny, 14-year-old-looking reporter who has been covering Reardan news and education, Lincoln County preps sports and... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion

Inslee's proposal is an income tax

Despite the budget being balanced, billions in reserve, and projected revenue growth of 7.2%, Gov. Jay Inslee is yet again proposing an income tax on capital gains in his new... — Updated 12/31/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Wildfires were the 'big polluters' of 2020

While the coronavirus and its devastating effects on people and economies worldwide were unfortunately the top 2020 stories, the massive impact of western wildfires can’t be... — Updated 12/31/2020

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Celebrating the spirit of Christmas

As we enter the 10th month of the COVID-19 crisis, I find myself looking forward to this Christmas season. Festivities and celebrations will undoubtedly look different, and some... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Despite COVID, wreaths placed across America

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. Try adding a crippling killer virus into that mix. That is the tragic reality of 2020. Even... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Call it Prohibition 2.0

On Dec. 18, 1917, Congress proposed the 18th Amendment, which would later make it illegal to make, buy, sell or drink alcohol. Two years later, after ratification Jan. 16, 1919,... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Tom Dent    Opinion

Are we making the cure worse than the disease?

On Feb. 29, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. With this unknown and highly contagious virus, most folks agreed with his precauti... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    Opinion

Finding new Christmas traditions

In my family, tradition is king when it comes to Christmas. Whether it's eating donuts and drinking hot chocolate (or "special" hot chocolate, when you turn 21) while decorating the... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Gabe Gants    Opinion

What's in a name anyway?

Names come in all shapes and sizes. Some people are named after ancestors who came before them, a special friend, or sometimes after a random item like a tree. They can be spelled in a traditional way or have various letters added... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

Is 'unnecessary care' really driving up healthcare costs?

Regardless of a person's political views, we can all agree that rising cost is a major problem with our health-care system. Last year, Americans spent 18 percent of our economy, or... — Updated 12/10/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches

“One of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century is dealing with the progress of the 20th Century – especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones and televisions. These... — Updated 12/10/2020

 

Our view: Sign onto I-1114

It’s been 278 days since Gov. Jay Inslee first issued executive orders shutting down businesses, ending government transparency and calling some people “non-essential.” His mantra at the time, “flatten that curve” on the... — Updated 12/4/2020

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion

Could Zoom mean a Legislature that listens

There’s no other way to say it, 2020, has been just an awful year. It is difficult to believe anything good can come from this mess but I’m really excited to see that one silver... — Updated 12/4/2020

 

Editorial: There's still a lot to be thankful for

Yes, Gov. Jay Inslee has issued new orders shutting down your favorite gym and movie theater, and limiting service at your favorite diner or watering hole. Yes, you’re directed to wear a mask when you go in public. And yes,... — Updated 11/28/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Coronavirus spurring air cargo growth

It's no secret that airlines and airplane manufacturers have been clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly hard hit are international flights traditionally flown by... — Updated 11/28/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Diversity in America's military

Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we ought to be thankful for all of the men... — Updated 11/19/2020

 

Negative impact of high minimum wage

Washington has one of the highest minimum wage levels in the U.S. For workers who have a job this sounds like a great deal, but as with all things the government mandates, there are some serious, negative consequences, primarily... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion

Robust remote testimony to look forward to in 2021

There’s no other way to say, 2020 has been just an awful year. It is difficult to believe anything good can come from this mess but I’m really excited to see that one silver... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion

Those we honor celebrating Veteran's Day

Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, began the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1919 when the treaty was signed to end World War I. It honored those who had survived the war to end all wars. By 1954... — Updated 11/16/2020

 

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