Editorial

Big Bend’s STEM grant boosts options

January 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

A $4.8 million STEM grant Big Bend Community College was awarded helps secure students’ futures. STEM, short for science, technology, engineering and math, is a field that offers higher wages to workers, according to a 2016 salary survey fr...

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The Brave New World ain’t all bad

January 05, 2017 at 3:00 am

I should have seen it coming, given the fact that we now have a definition called the Millennials (also known as Generation Y, Generation Me, Echo Boomers, Peter Pan Generation) for the 30-somethings that grew up with the whizmos and gizmos...

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Make use of remote testimony options

January 05, 2017 at 3:00 am

Instead of going to the government, make the government come to you.This is part of the concept behind offering remote testimony locations to Washington state residents during the upcoming Legislative session. For those of us living in the ...

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Actress Carrie Fisher, another shooting star leaves us in 2016

December 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

 “Saw a shooting star tonight, and I thought of you …” I don’t know how I will feel when Bob Dylan finally leaves this world, but I thought of his words as I started thinking of all the fallen stars that have left us in 2016. The list seems...

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Caring about others is not a sign of weakness

December 22, 2016 at 3:00 am

I once had a friend tell me, “Don’t mistake my compassion as a sign of weakness.”He’d been inside, and I guess prison life demands you build emotional layers of protection. But I am of the belief we can make this instant-access-all-about-me...

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CBH Facebook Live ushers in a new way of doing things

December 15, 2016 at 3:00 am

All right, I admit. I am slowly crawling into the 21st century now that we’re 15 years into it.I have a smartphone and I can actually use the voice-activated text. And, yes I’ve sent a text that said “fart” and not “smart,” because the stup...

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A time for war, a time for peace

December 09, 2016 at 3:00 am

Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 8b — “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… A time for war, and a time for peace.”The ugly reality is that war has always been a fact of life on our planet. Clans, tribes and natio...

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Family is forever

December 08, 2016 at 3:00 am

I recently experienced the death of an uncle. I made one of those fly in on Friday, fly out on Monday trips to Denver, which was enough to remind me God bless the minimal traffic we have here in the Columbia Basin.When I was a kid, we all g...

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A time for healing for Soap Lake

December 08, 2016 at 3:00 am

Soap Lake has gone through much turmoil this year. Proposition 1 that went before voters in November to enact a council-manager form of government failed by a small margin. A total of 276 people, or 48 percent, voted yes, and 295 people, or...

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Salt of the earth Knights ready for anything

December 01, 2016 at 11:34 am

MOSES LAKE — I used to cover this basketball team in Cheyenne that made Wyoming sports history with a 23-0 run to a state championship.They started 20 of those 23 victories with a jam on the first possession off the opening tip. The 6-foot-...

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