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Wisdom needed for wind farm decisions

I went to a community meeting about a proposed wind generation project encompassing Reardan and Davenport. First off. This project and the one in southern Lincoln county are huge. These have the economic power to rival or eclipse a... — Updated 2/15/2024


Windfarms an unnecessary eyesore

If you haven’t seen how ugly wind farms are you need to get out more. Go south to Colfax or Dayton and look at how they have destroyed the beauty of the rolling hills of the Palouse and breaks of the Tucannon in Whitman and... — Updated 2/15/2024


Breaching dams isn't the answer

Monumental Dam has a concrete fish ladder. Its lock works for barge. Rather than breach the dam – or others on the Lower Snake River – how about using a tunnel-boring machine to notch an on the side an additional zig-zag fish... — Updated 1/11/2024


Reintroduce bill to ban dwarf-tossing

Persons who have dwarfism (also referred to as “little people”) frequently experience employment discrimination. Although they can perform any job task well – often needing only a stool – employers frequently reject them... — Updated 1/11/2024


"Progressive" policies on policing make us all less safe.

As a long-time Washingtonian I am alarmed and scared by the rise in crime in our neighborhoods and cities. Even in broad daylight it can feel unsafe just to go to the grocery store. Basic common sense dictates that fewer police... — Updated 12/7/2023


Fake news isn't the problem

Our problem is not that there is too much “fake news.” Our problem is that too many people believe it. Fortunately, there is an “antidope” — epistemology , the theory of knowledge or “how we know what we know.... — Updated 9/28/2023


Illegal child labor should cause outrage

I had the great privilege of completing a summer internship in the now historic Hull-House in Chicago in the early 1960’s, more than 50 years ago. During that time, the Hull House was gradually closing, as the neighborhood it... — Updated 6/29/2023


Property taxes are too high

With everybody’s property taxes in Lincoln County due recently, I can imagine we are all in a bit of a shock. We put our house in Davenport up for sale last year and the very next day, a new assessment of the property was... — Updated 5/18/2023


Parental rights only sound good

Parents’ Bill of Rights? Sounds OK until you see who supports it and why. House Resolution No. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reading the “five pillars of H.R. 5,... — Updated 3/30/2023


Teacher's role misrepresented in story

I read your article “Parents: Odessa students mistreated.” You misrepresented my role at the board meeting. Your article states, “A lone teacher spoke in support of the district,” when I specifically said, multiple times,... — Updated 3/30/2023


School board meeting the catalyst

I attended the Odessa school board meeting on March 22. I am an alum of Odessa schools and a teacher. Professionally speaking, I cannot fathom allowing my students to be harmed. Educators’ responsibility to student safety and... — Updated 3/30/2023


Guard liberty and freedom, the American way

America is where liberty and freedom are guarded by jealously, which is required by a “patriot” that defends it with their last breath. In today’s America, very few people think this way. But the few that do are painted as... — Updated 2/15/2023


Cultivated meat research should be funded

With avian flu spreading among mammals and experts concerned it could make the jump to humans, our political leaders should support increased federal funding for cultivated-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultivated... — Updated 2/15/2023


Bills will destroy single-family neighborhoods

Washington State House Bill 1110 and Senate Bill 5190 are identical and are on track for approval. They will destroy city residential zoning codes statewide. This appears to cancel out planning authority and resident input at the c... — Updated 2/2/2023


Welcome the stranger

Oh those caravans of invaders coming across the Southern Border. We must deal with them by sending them back to fix their countries of origin; leaving them to suffer and be harassed at the border; and/or transporting them to... — Updated 1/12/2023


Letter to the Editor

What have we learned since the 2020 election? No matter how ill-founded the lie, if continually repeated for two years--the Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen--many people will believe it. Repeating lies has bee... — Updated 12/22/2022


Letter to the Editor

Question Just out of curiosity, why do people concerned about the quality of care at the clinic or anywhere in the OMHC run to Facebook 411? Instead of taking this concern, where the issue can be discussed with the board of... — Updated 12/15/2022


Letter to the Editor

I was surprised to learn that Republicans are starting to use Ranked Choice voting to choose their candidates in their internal primaries. I thought Ranked Choice Voting appealed only to Left wing types. One reason I’ve read... — Updated 12/1/2022


President Biden deserves credit for election

Give President Joe Biden some credit for mid-term election Democratic successes when most everyone, including the media, predicted otherwise. Instead of focusing on himself, he quietly avoided states where he’s unpopular and... — Updated 11/17/2022


Letter to the Editor

Today is November 1, 2022. The month in which we acknowledge our gratitude and thankfulness for the things we have been given. I believe that gratitude and thankfulness should be celebrated every day. I ask the 2022 high school... — Updated 11/3/2022


Letter to the Editor

This in follow up to the article written by Drew Lawson in the last publication on October 20, 2022. First off, I would like to say I am that ex-wife of the man with pending charges of rape of our daughter. I am absolutely... — Updated 10/27/2022


Letter to the Editor

Finally, Republicans have settled on an issue besides inflation, opposing abortion, contraception, fair elections, CRT, and books on gender. That is to attack President Biden. Two recent Letters to the Editor in local newspapers ar... — Updated 10/20/2022


Letter to the Editor

I recently saw a post on Facebook for a film screening regarding transgender people, children, and the question, “what is a woman” that is being held at the church. Surprised that church members are interested in this topic, I... — Updated 10/13/2022


My report: Letter to the editor

As a citizen of Odessa, I have always had an interest in Odessa’s medical delivery system. The reason for my interest is another story. In my conversations with other citizens, I have been asked to express concerns that we agree... — Updated 10/6/2022


Letters to the Editor

A time to think, reconsider What a free and open society we have: There are a host of laws for gun control and anti-trusts (monopolies) that are somewhat bypassed, too many authorities and politicians, much of the public being... — Updated 9/29/2022


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