Letters to the Editor

Our nation needs faith in God

December 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

I sit here reluctantly writing what I know I must write. I am reluctant because much of what I have said in different discussions has been heard as criticism. I do not write to be critical but rather to bring correction. Through the years t...

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Trump’s action on Jerusalem irresponsible

December 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

As an American born in Haifa-Palestine during the British Mandate, as a Palestinian who lived a childhood and teenage years in my Burin village 30 miles north of Jerusalem, as a medical student who led demonstrations in Granada, Spain, on J...

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Is the impossible possible?

December 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

Sometimes in life one must believe that the impossible can be proved to be possible.Consider the forest fire. With today’s technology, to extinguish most forest fires even with some aircraft and 100 or more firefighters on the ground, it ta...

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Ag Parade lacking in safety

December 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

When we attended the Friday night Christmas Parade, we were appalled at the danger to both the float drivers and the crowd. We were presidents of Spring Festival from 1983 through 1988, drove the float and were in charge of the food booths ...

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Volunteering is a joyful experience

December 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

I had such a great time Thursday ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Harvest Foods. Lots of really nice people stopped to chat and tell some remarkable stories, and were very generous with their donations. I always look forward to th...

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Hand-canceling would rectify late ballot problem

November 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

A hundred or more Grant County voters in all 988-prefixed zip codes were disenfranchised because their ballots were postmarked after Nov. 7. County and state election officials recognize this problem, as apparently some, if not many, ballot...

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Ways to deter mail theft

November 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

After seeing the front page article (Columbia Basin Herald, Nov. 17) regarding the two Moses Lake women arrested for mail theft, I got to thinking. 118 separate addresses – 395 pieces of mail – probably contained a whole lot of valuable inf...

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Thanks to PUD for fiber buildout

November 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

It’s important to acknowledge when public officials make a hard, rather than easy, decision. Such was the case last week when our Grant County PUD Commissioners agreed to continue funding (without a ratepayer increase) the buildout of fiber...

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Dan Newhouse is the kind of Republican we need

November 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

We need more Republicans in Washington like Rep. Dan Newhouse, a Republican who puts his job and people before party. Good Republicans like Dan Newhouse don’t get the credit they deserve because of all the foolish goings-on in Washington D....

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Nobody is above the law

November 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

Of course Trump would defend Roy Moore. They’re two peas in a pod, since the American people voted him into office, a racist toward immigrants. We all know the election was rigged with the interference of Russia. So much for impeachment.So ...

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