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Guest Commentary

By Eric McKeirnan Special To the East Washingtonian If you read my stuff, you might remember that a group of people, some from Waitsburg, Tekoa, Pomeroy and the Tri-Cities joined about an equal amount from the wrong side of the state and went on a...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am just recovering from a month of agony with shingles. The most painful thing I have ever been through, and the very worst part, it could have been prevented if I had only had the shot. So, I am writing to encourage any of your...

 

Commentary

Spring, oh sweet spring, how your splendor bades me, with spectacle of green emerging from winters arms, bending into an explosion of color. Spring, oh sweet spring how your rain awakens what was once benumbed, welcome home birds red, yellow, green,...

 

Commentary

Spring, oh sweet spring, how your splendor bades me, with spectacle of green emerging from winters arms, bending into an explosion of color. Spring, oh sweet spring how your rain awakens what was once benumbed, welcome home birds red, yellow, green,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Have you noticed the up grades of our county fairgrounds of late? For example, gravel in parking areas, upgrades on youth and exhibit buildings, the rodeo arena has some new work done to the sorting alley and a new timed event chute,...

 

Olympia Update

By Sen, Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick, and Rep. Mary Dye OLYMPIA–The 2024 legislative session is now in the history books. After 60 days, in which 201 House bills and 180 Senate bills passed the L...

 

Commentary

As a farmer's daughter, and later during the first five years of my previous 19-year-marriage, a farmer's wife, the standing rule was to never say anything about how things were going, such as "How's harvest?" The answer to that was always "I'll...

 

Guest Commentary

By Roger Harnack Let's take a few words that should be on the minds of all Eastern Washingtonians concerned over efforts to breach Snake River dams - agreement, restoration and sovereign, to name a few. Recently in the White House, President Joe Bide...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I've looked at life from both sides now..." by Joni Mitchell A story told in our community is an older adult female went to CC Rural Public library and was immediately confronted by a large display featuring a book opened to a page...

 
 By Rep. Mary Dye    Opinion    March 7, 2024

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–Back in February 2020, I met Puddles, Washington state's first mussel detection dog, and her handler, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Pam Taylor. A rescue dog from a shelter i...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, [To] Port of Columbia Commissioners Seth Bryan, Mike Spring, and Johnny Watts: Because all three of the Port of Columbia commissioners are new to the business of the Port, we think they should look into the past accomplishments made be...

 

Olympia Update

The week of Feb. 19-23 could have been called "budget week," as the Senate held public hearings or approved its version of the three state supplemental budgets (operating, capital, and...

 

Commentary

This morning, I sat at my desk in Dayton to begin the editing process for this week's Dayton Chronicle and East Washingtonian, and for the first time since the beginning of January, I have a clear...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, My name is Theresa Eier and I have been a resident of Columbia County for the last thirty years. I am once again compelled to address the behavior of the CCC [Columbia County Conservatives]. On Feb 16, I was flooded with for lack of a...

 

Citizen initiatives to the Legislature: Let Washingtonians be heard!

OLYMPIA–It is with a mix of encouragement and disappointment that the Senate majority leader says four of the six citizen initiatives to the Legislature "might" have public hearings scheduled b...

 

Commentary

Have you noticed the same ol’ message; that of what is constantly rehearsed in the media over and over and over again, has become so very tiresome? It sure has with me. I am tired of hearing how awful the right is, and, in turn, how awful the left is...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, While driving down the road to I-90 from Cheney, I saw KC 135 refueling planes circling around Fairchild Airforce Base. It occurred to me that there are many military airplanes waiting to be deployed. These airplanes could be used to...

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–Several days ago, the Wall Street Journal issued a report about California's "soaring electricity rates." Average residential rates for investor-owned utility customers have surged by 72% t...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, To our community. We are troubled by the potential divisiveness of this upcoming election year. With all the wars, genocide, disinformation, the potential of Artificial Intelligence, any of which, could disrupt our democratic process....

 

Olympia Update

By Sen. Mark Schoesler Eastern Washington has several beautiful and popular state parks, including Steptoe Butte and Steptoe Battlefield in Whitman County, plus Lyons Ferry and Palouse Falls south of...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, My name is Cap Perry, and I am the Track Coach in Oakesdale. One thing I take pride in for my track program is teaching my girls to work hard, compete and above all - be good sports. We've always had wonderful comments during our...

 

COMMENTARY

WAITSBURG– A giant in the community left us last week, but not without leaving a legacy for future generations. S. R. Hevel, M.D., "Rog," died peacefully at his Orchard Street home in Waitsburg on J...

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–When Washington's voters adopted the state's Public Records Act (PRA) under Initiative 276 in 1972, they wanted to make sure that state, county, and city governments operate openly and are t...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Residents of Dayton School District and Citizens of Columbia County, your vote is a personal decision. The results of elections have consequences. Some consequences are more quantifiable than others. Taxes collected that help fund the...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

"The possibility of a global environmental apocalypse has been dominating headlines and exercises a powerful hold on the imaginations of millions of people," according to optimist and author Marion...

 

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