Editorial

Events to aid cystic fibrosis, cancer research have far-reaching effects

June 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

Moses Lake is home to many people who want to help others, near and far. There are two great events this weekend that are designed to do just that. The Blacktop Bash to support cystic fibrosis patients and families, and the Relay for Life e...

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What is wrong with people?

June 15, 2017 at 4:00 am

Yesterday morning, a gunman opened fire on a group of congressmen who were practicing for a baseball game, wounding six people. As of this writing, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. and lobbyist Mike Mika are in critical condition. Early accounts i...

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Circus raises questions about animal acts

June 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Culpepper & Meriweather Circus is making the rounds in the Northwest, having visited Cle Elum and Kittitas this past week. Soap Lake was their stop in Grant County last night. Organizers tout the event as a one-ring, big top circus ...

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Springfest kicks off summer

May 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

Unless you've been hiding under a rock (or just haven't been in Moses Lake), you've seen a lot of activity at McCosh Park and Lions Field the last few days. That's the preparations for Springfest, the blowout celebration with which Moses La...

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Applying for the open position

May 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

I have a job application in my hands.No, no, I’m not looking to abscond from The Columbia Basin Herald, at least not yet. It happens I live in the Port of Moses Lake first commissioner district, the one vacated a couple of months ago when l...

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We love letters

May 11, 2017 at 4:00 am

Readers may have noticed that the Herald recently changed its letters to the editor policy to limit letters to one letter per sender per month. Don’t misunderstand us; we appreciate our regular letter writers. We just want to encourage more...

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Fake news can quickly become real news

May 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

A story recycles itself on social media and reappears as what seems to be a brand-new story, four years later. Most recently, a story on a double murder in an Othello orchard recently recycled itself on social media four years later. There ...

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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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