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Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago

GC Republican precinct caucuses coming

In November, we will elect the new president of the United States and you have the opportunity to choose the nom...

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Moses Lake has weathered crises before, and we can do it again

It was almost 40 years ago that the citizens of Washington, Grant County and Moses Lake went through a traumatic time. Yes, Mt. St. Helens blew her top and deposited tons of ash on us. Now we are all experiencing...

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Arby’s shows love for its customers

We went to Moses Lakes Arby’s on Maiers Road and they had the best service. Of course just the drive-thru was open because of the virus. We felt so loved. They told us “thank you for your support” and they had a ...

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Response to school board president’s remarks

Mr. Goodrich and Board of Directors of the Moses Lake School District:

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Disagreements not a reason for hatred

The president of the Moses Lake School Board suggested that perhaps the employees of the school district might take a reduction in pay during the COVID-19 crisis. Since that time, some people have responded with ...

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Papa John’s Pizza steps up for kids

There are a lot of great examples of people in our community stepping up and standing out during these challenging times. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize John and Angel Soler and their crew at ...

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Columbia Basin people doing their part

Thirty more days of social distancing: That is what President Donald Trump ordered in the face of predicted deaths from coronavirus. Dr. Deborah Birx, who serves as coordinator of the White House’s task force on ...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Participate in the federal Snake River dams public process this week — the stakes are high

At this time of national emergency, I’m reminded of the now pervasive British slogan from World War II, “Keep calm and carry on,” as we try to recover a sense of normalcy in the midst of fighting the COVID-19 thr...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Why is gas so expensive?

I am wondering why we are paying higher gas prices in Moses Lake, when you can go to Ephrata, Quincy or even Tri-Cities and pay lower prices. My husband came through Tri-Cities last week and paid $2.61 at a Walma...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Circumstances call for community mindset

“We’ve gone crazy,” said a shopper out loud in a grocery store aisle lined with empty shelves. This shopper expressed what many other ordinary Americans have felt, the surprise and frustration at finding no potat...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
No need to buy toilet paper in a panic

Whenever a crisis of magnitude occurs to a large group of us Homo sapiens, we quickly seem to agree to collectively “dumb down” in a response to it. This past week the mindless rush for “terlit paper,” as Archie ...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Schools should stick to academic subjects

Governor Inslee:

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Responsible reaction to COVID-19

A new member of the coronavirus category called COVID-19 is at the top of the news here and about everywhere. The virus has so far claimed one life in Grant County and mobilized institutional resources against it.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Nobody’s perfect, but we try to do right

“Trump is no worse than his accusers.” Really? We recognize that all of us are imperfect. That said,

Updated 1 month ago
Concerns over coronavirus

There has been a lot of concern in the media about this so-called coronavirus. First there was SARS and now COVID-19. This is like germ warfare. To stop this people need to be contained and people have the right ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Trump is no worse than his accusers

The only reason impeachment charges were brought against President Trump is because the radical part of the Democratic Party wants to hide the evils of the Obama/Clinton administrations, FBI and U.S. Justice Depa...