Letters to the Editor

Time to take a stand against racism

August 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

What more has to happen? Wake up, American people. So much violence and racism is going on all over the world. How many lives have to be taken? You have a president who defends the KKK neo-Nazi white supremacy. You condemn Muslims and immig...

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Goodrich for school board

August 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

I am giving my support to Mr. Elliot Goodrich for Moses Lake School District Board member. I believe he and I share the same concerns for our school district. We also believe similarly on where the district’s focus should travel. He is a ma...

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Time to enroll in the Affordable Care Act

August 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

Since the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is still U.S. law, please remind your readers who wish to apply for health insurance in 2018 through the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange that open enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15,...

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Blethen’s letter right on the money

August 03, 2017 at 3:00 am

I had to laugh when I read Harold Hochstatter’s letter to the editor criticizing Vaughn Blethen. In the process of attacking Blethen for trying to be a “censor,” Hochstatter makes it clear that he doesn’t think Blethen’s opinions have any p...

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Don’t get rid of Russian olive trees

August 03, 2017 at 3:00 am

For decades, the Soil Conservation Service sold Russian olive trees for windbreaks and wildlife habitat in the Columbia Basin. They will grow in alkaline soil and are drought-tolerant and therefore well adapted to our area. The Washington O...

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Mike Riggs a good choice for council

July 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

The last day to vote in the Moses Lake primary election is Aug 1, 2017. Ballots must be postmarked by that date if mailed. Ballots may also be put in the voters drop box located behind City Hall until 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 2017.For those of you wh...

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Don’t try to censor what goes in the paper

July 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

My recently-married grandson was bouncing one of his toddler cousins on his knee. I told him, “Give me the baby, go make your own little people.” Self-styled censor Vaughn Blethen would place herself over parents, over the editor and even o...

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Gas prices kept artificially high in Moses Lake

July 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

On July 18, 2017, a very nice article was presented by your reporter, Mr. Featherstone,Unfortunately, like a very big secret, he was unable to get “behind the screen” to determine why our gas prices are so high, compared to surrounding area...

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Vehicles don’t belong on the sidewalk

July 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

Grant County and the City of Moses Lake need to make a law to stop vehicles from parking on sidewalks. When citizens are forced to walk in the road to avoid vehicles parked on sidewalks, it becomes unsafe for citizens. In my hometown in Flo...

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Don’t just call names, get involved

July 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

After reading last Thursday’s paper I am just really sad and confused by all of these people taking aim at people who have taken the time and had the courage to run for office.Come on, let’s pull together and stop the name-calling and chara...

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