Editorial

Recognizing National Dairy Month

June 26, 2019 at 6:49 pm

June is National Dairy Month, and Washington has many reasons to celebrate. Washington is home to almost 400 dairies, nearly 275,000 cows, and 18,000 dairy jobs. In fact, while Washington may be known for our iconic apples, dairy is our sec...

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Title-only bills need to go

June 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm

When the 2019 legislative session was coming to an end, elected Democrats used a little-known legislative loophole to pass their desired tax hikes. Democrats went the route of introducing “title-only bills,” which, according to the Washingt...

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Moses Lake Airshow will be a fun time for all – especially dads

June 12, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Grant County, and Moses Lake in particular due to the former Larson Air Force Base, is a region that is heavily steeped in aviation. From crop dusters to U.S. Air Force planes, the Grant County International Airport, training programs at Bi...

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Weather couldn’t put a damper on Spring Fest

May 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

There were certain times over the weekend when you could walk outside and just plain old sense that a storm was a-brewin’. You know; that “feeling in your bones” – as the saying goes – that makes you feel like at any moment the big faucet i...

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Playing politics with prescription drugs

May 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm

It is no secret that prescription drug costs are high. When we hear about medications being sold for outrageous prices, it is important to remember that they aren’t necessarily special drugs for specific treatments or rare diseases. These a...

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Renewable energy and agriculture reduce carbon footprint in Central Washington

May 09, 2019 at 3:00 am

Last week, the House voted on legislation that would force the president to participate in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon emissions in the United States and the world. On the surface, this bill paints a pretty picture: reducin...

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A community comes together

April 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

If you ventured down Stratford Road in Moses Lake Friday night you may have seen a large number of cars in the parking lot at the Columbia Basin Elks Lodge. And by a large number, we mean a large number. The parking lot was chock-full that ...

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State should pay its fair share in election funding

April 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

No one should have to choose between safety and democracy. Your county shouldn’t have to prioritize one over the other. But that’s what happens every other year. And that’s exactly what will happen again in 2020 if the Washington State Legi...

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North I-90 Odessa Aquifer Project funds of utmost importance

April 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

A few days ago it was revealed that through the efforts of Senators Judy Warnick, Jim Honeyford and Mark Schoesler, funding has been included in the Washington Senate’s 2019-2021 Capital Budget for the North I-90 Odessa Aquifer Groundwater ...

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Goodbye to last Doolittle Raider, a hero of the Greatest Generation

April 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

On April 9, we said goodbye to a hero of the Greatest Generation. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders, passed away at the age of 103.In the aftermath of the devastating sneak attack on Pe...

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