Editorial

Public records bill should be vetoed

March 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

For the sake of public transparency and openness, we ask that Gov. Jay Inslee veto Senate Bill 6617 that exempts certain lawmaker records from public disclosure. The bill was approved quickly this week without debate on the floors of the st...

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Stopping school violence calls for community change

February 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

My heart is heavy again, with sorrow for the families and all those who have been touched by the latest school shooting.Local readers know that I was involved in the school shooting in 1996 in Moses Lake. A 14-year-old student came into Fro...

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Build new school now or pay more later

February 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

I am writing to inform you, the taxpayer and the one responsible to pay for the addition of a new high school in Moses Lake. We know the public voted with a super majority of 60 percent to finance the construction of a second high school. ...

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School app bill worth another look

February 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

Defunct House Bill 2442 may be worth another look in the wake of last week’s Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.The school safety reporting bill, sponsored by Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, would have created a “students protecti...

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Regional solutions needed to deal with climate change

February 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

As an orchardist and a longtime member of the Quincy community, I’m seeing changes in our weather patterns that concern me. The drought of 2015 brought home how important water is for us in Eastern Washington, where families and livelihoods...

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Every vote did not count

February 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Moses Lake school bond election held Feb. 14, 2017 demonstrated problems with Revised Code of Washington (RCW) laws. In the past, elections were held on specific days at polling places. Voters were verified prior to dispensing ballots. ...

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Judicial misbehavior

February 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

“United States Constitution, Article 3, Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of t...

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Legwork on the bond was done long ago

February 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

It is no secret that the threat of using $135 million in taxpayer money in a way other than what was approved by the voters has ruffled many feathers within the school district, mine included.What is particularly aggravating is the fact tha...

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Moses Lake is blessed by Cancer Foundation

January 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

In our great town of Moses Lake we are so very blessed to have among us two angels. There is Angel, and yes that is her name, and how fitting it is. Then there is a very special lady Jean. Together they are what keeps the Cancer Foundation ...

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Thanks for the memories, Chico’s

January 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

The news that Chico’s Pizza Parlor was destroyed in a weekend fire hit many hard. The Moses Lake community and former residents showed their concern online with a flood of comments on the Herald’s website and Facebook page. People even kept...

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