Editorial

Extra inning for session needed, but shouldn’t be

April 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Washington State Legislature’s 30-day special session kicked off Monday in Olympia after convening the 105-day regular session Sunday. Some of the major issues include the unapproved state operating and capital budgets, and public educa...

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Listening sessions a step in the right direction

April 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

Rep. Dan Newhouse’s three “listening sessions” with constituents this week in Moses Lake, Sunnyside and Yakima attracted many people who wanted to weigh in on the issues. Changes coming with the election of President Donald Trump are on vot...

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Eyes on the road, not on the phone

April 06, 2017 at 4:00 am

When you’re surrounded by two or three tons of steel, hurtling down a road at 70 miles an hour, it would make sense to give your full attention to what you’re doing so you don’t slam into anything. Wouldn’t it?You’d think so. But in this ag...

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Additional investments by the state Legislature would be money well spent

April 06, 2017 at 4:00 am

Each year, graduates from Big Bend Community College and Wenatchee Valley College land well-paying jobs or transfer to universities.As two of the state’s 34 community and technical colleges, these colleges offer tuition savings and real-wor...

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Constitutional amendment would prevent income tax

April 06, 2017 at 4:00 am

Former 13th District Senator Harold Hochstatter used to say, “The issue isn’t the issue; who decides the issue is the issue.”Right now, that is never more relevant than when talking about a state income tax.In Olympia, Democrats will tell y...

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Moses Lake school bond: Time to work together

March 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

If the court challenges and responses to the contested Moses Lake bond election are over, we think it’s time to work together. An opportunity to do so presents itself from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at a community visioning night held at ...

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Overreaching state negatively impacts beef industry

March 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

The beef industry creates more than 14,000 family-wage jobs in Washington state at 9,000 small and family-owned ranches and feedlots across all 39 counties, generating $3.6 billion in economic benefit. Ranching is a family tradition here; t...

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Public records bill could have unintended consequences

March 09, 2017 at 3:00 am

House Bill 1595, allowing government agencies to charge for electronic public records, set a fee schedule, and allow a service charge for time-consuming records requested, passed the state House of Representatives recently in a 75-22 votes....

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Cooler heads must prevail during bond recount

March 02, 2017 at 3:00 am

Just when it appeared that the Moses Lake School District’s construction bond for a new high school, elementary school, and upgrades to the existing high school had passed by a slim margin of three votes, a group of voters decided to reques...

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Safe gun storage: What’s the best method to enact change?

February 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

What’s the best approach to change an action or behavior? The carrot or the stick? This appears to be the question when it comes to the safe storage of firearms.Enacting penalties for adults who own a firearm that is found and used in a cri...

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