Editorial

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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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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