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 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    August 6, 2020 

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Residents of Our Fair City were saddened to learn this week that the coronavirus has taken one of our own. The subject of nearly everyone for the past several months, which seemed to—so far—be bypassing our neck of the woods, has hit with...

 

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    August 6, 2020 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco Idaho When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a packing house. Here we sit 45 years...

 
 By Mark Harmsworth    Opinion    August 6, 2020 

OPINION

knew on May 1st that the Employment Trust Fund balance would be eventually depleted but did not admit this publicly until June 30th. Prompted by an article published by Washington Policy Center (WPC)...

 
 By Lori Burns    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Guest Commentary

Many of us are turning off the news–despairing at the discouraging headlines. Months of horrifying headlines about COVID 19 and now civil unrest. I have tried to do the same, but have only succeeded in reducing my consumption, not turning it off...

 

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 30, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

The other day on the internet, I saw an old commercial of a semi truck that had these words painted on the side: JONNY KAT, KITTY LITTER. For some reason that had a profound ffect on me. Imagine a...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am writing in support of Perry Dozier to be our next State Senator for the 16th Legislative District. This is my first ever letter to the editor. I served as the Clerk of the Board to the Board of Walla Walla County Commissioners...

 

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 23, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

Another white horse just rode by. I guess I saw him comin’ I felt him breathin’ down my neck, I heard his hoofbeats drummin’. I’ve seen ’em’ pass this way before. They mark the separation...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I am writing this letter of endorsement for Representative Bill Jenkin’s run for State Senator in the 16th District. As a Representative in the Washington State legislature, Bill has been one of the most successful legislators at...

 

Guest Commentary

By Erin Schoenberg Recently, rural Americans have missed out on many services usually offered in their communities. However, library employees have worked even harder to provide for their patrons. For example, in Wayne, Nebraska, library staff have...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 16, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

This is one of those stories that sound so unbelievable that you’ll know I didn’t make it up! Mike studied the bloodlines. He checked performance records. He knew his herd like the top two layers...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, In the course of her career with the U.S. Department of State under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Danielle Garbe Reser served the United States in a variety of roles. These roles included crisis management in...

 

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 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Commentary

DAYTON–One of the most frustrating things about the anarchy of late has been the questionable behavior of elected officials, especially those in the People’s Republic of Seattle and its satellite in the governor’s office. Those morons who took...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinion    July 9, 2020

OPINION

SEATTLE–We often hear that it is important to lead by example. Lately, the example set by Seattle's elected leaders has been one of lawlessness, civic breakdown and broken governance. City leaders...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 9, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

It could only happen to a cowboy. Thurman had established himself as a figure of some note in the Corriente Association. The Association had developed over the years into a successful representative o...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The Waitsburg Times Publisher [Lane Gwinn] has this to say after attending the Peace Rally in Walla Walla: “The topic of our country’s systemic racism and its effects on people of color is difficult to hear.” She continues,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Commentary

I’ve got to say the past few months have been incredible…history making. If life ever returns to normal, and some say it will never, it will be interesting to see how rational thinkers frame this tumultuous period in United States history. Look:...

 

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 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    July 2, 2020

OPINION

By Jason Mercier With the state’s budget outlook in the news, discussion of a capital gains tax is occurring with greater frequency. There is one piece of information that is consistently left out,...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 2, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

Many years ago this month, I was invited to the 75th Annual Southwestern Saskatchewan Sheep and Woolgrowers/Stockdog Trials in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. The night before the big do, I sat in Bernice...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Down through the ages whether in chains or cuffs character has been more important than color. Guilt from defying authority brings on bad consequences and defines character. In spite of being either free or prisoner the issue is not...

 

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