Editorial

A free press and a responsible one

January 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

ďCongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Govern...

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Congress has better things to do than fight Trump

January 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

The members of the 116th United States Congress took their places earlier this month, with Republicans still in control of the Senate and Democrats leading the House of Representatives for the first time since 1995. The new legislature is e...

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Itís time to invest in education beyond high school

December 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

The elections are over, and lawmakers are once again gearing up to gather in Olympia for the 2019 legislative session. Their job this year is challenging because legislators must write the next two-year state budget, weighing many competing...

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Some facts about the Grant County PUD

November 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

Iím not choosing sides, but itís time to move past the adversarial posturing toward the District and the Commission and get back to the facts. We have led well.PUD FORMATION1930s granges lobbied for formation of PUDs in the Legislature in d...

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A new County Commissioner for new perspectives and leadership

October 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

Grant County has been good to me. I am in a position to give back by utilizing the skills and experiences I have gained in my 42-plus-year career. Grant County needs a dedicated representative to act for the people tackling the complex issu...

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Know your PUD

September 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

There are a lot of great things about living in Grant County, and one of them is our Grant PUD. Yet we frequently donít think about it except to grumble at having to pay one more bill every month. Sure, the Grant PUD keeps the lights and th...

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What is an assault weapon?

September 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

What is an assault weapon? Obviously something that does damage, regardless of whether it is a firearm, knife, rock or something else. Today, we should recognize that a person who lacks morality can be considered an assault weapon.The First...

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Electronic building permits a good move

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Grant County Planning Department is working to pick up the pace by processing some building permits electronically.The change wonít happen overnight, as the county is in the process of training workers and finding a contractor.When the ...

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Grant County government accomplishing good things

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

I have been a lifelong resident of Royal City living on our family farm with my husband Rick of 32 years. I have enjoyed the country life and raising our three children on the farm.The Commissioners approve an annual budget in excess of $12...

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School sports good for players and spectators

September 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

Itís fall, even if itís just beginning to feel like it outside, and that means kids are back in school. And the beginning of school means the beginning of school sports. Fields, gyms and pools all over the Basin are filled with students hon...

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