Editorial

Do something, but what?

April 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

We have been watching many students walking out of classrooms and demonstrating. State Legislatures and Congress should do something to improve school safety and end gun violence. We recognize the pain and anguish caused by violence. Unfort...

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Help spruce up Moses Lake

April 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce’s City Wide Clean-Up is quickly approaching on Saturday, May 5. Between 350 and 500 bags, sponsors, and volunteers are still needed. The chamber is specifically asking for two or three volunteers with pick...

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Standing naked in the world

March 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

Shocking title! You are not physically without clothes in public, but your digital identity is visible and unprotected. In a way, you are standing nude in the digital world. You need clothes, that is to say, protection to absolutely control...

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School shooting shouldn’t erase teenage normalcy

March 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

A month and a half ago, an angry, messed-up young man entered a high school in Florida, pulled a fire alarm and started shooting people as they emerged from classrooms. The aftermath included 17 dead, another 17 wounded and a whole lot of t...

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Why would we not build a second high school?

March 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

So why would you not build a new high school if 60 percent of your voters said ‘“let us work together and make our community a better place to live, grow, and enjoy our families and friends?” We know we have problems with our current high s...

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Local schools taking right steps for safety

March 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Feb. 14 shooting in a Parkland, Florida high school that left 17 dead remains on many people’s minds. In Moses Lake, a School Safety and Security Task Force was formed to create a safety project list at Moses Lake High School and a cost...

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School safety is critical

March 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

The number of school shootings seems to have recently increased exponentially. Daily strip searches of students, staff, and visitors for guns, knives, and other weapons will not eliminate problems. Weapons are not the problem, human behavio...

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A couple of thoughts about guns

March 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

School shooting a tragedyMy heart hurts because of the recent school shooting. There is a rush for more gun control, as happens after all shootings of this type. Plus, there is a bunch of misinformation circulating.A group which advocates g...

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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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