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This came across the transom from the Internet, from which everything is true, dontcha know. There is a smattering of truth to it, although just about every generation, looking back, may say that the decade or two in which they survived the bumps and...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    November 25, 2021 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Most would admit it was an unusual location to put a chain in the first place. Not that it didn’t look at home amongst the rotting posts and rusty headgate, but there it was. Miles and his wife...

 

OPINION

I recently sent the legislature a public records request for the internal caucus discussions concerning the Governor’s emergency powers. I’ve received an initial batch of records with more to...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“There’s only one thing worse than eating next to a left-handed person, and that’s heading for him. It’s like trying to screw the male end of a garden house into the matching threads on your...

 

Guest Commentary

The cost of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs has increased 5.9 percent since 2020 and more than 15 percent since 2019. A lawsuit recently filed by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office would...

 

A. F. Branco

A.F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“’Twas a matchup made in Elko for the cowboys in the know Called the Rough and Ready Knock Down Finals All Ranch Rodeo. Now the Texans entered up a team they thought could never lose When they...

 

OPINION

Last month the Attorney General filed a response to the capital gains income tax lawsuit. The trial date for this case is scheduled for February 4, 2022. There were a couple of interesting statements...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I read with interest the column by Connie Schultz in USA Today entitled, "Vaccinating Children from Polio to Covid. I was one of those children in 1954 to stand in line for the sugar cube polio vaccine. Huron, South Dakota, a small...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I had just finished loading 184 seven-foot steel T-posts, old ones, by the way, in my pickup and was unloading a mere 24 bales of hay from the front section of my gooseneck stock trailer. It was a...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am writing in support of Blue Mountain Station. We visited the BMS Coop last summer before purchasing our home in Dayton. I was happily surprised to find a coop let alone one that offers wonderful meals. Experiences the Coop and...

 

Guest Commentary

The legislature worked hard to keep voters from weighing in directly on the new capital gains income tax with a laughable emergency clause to prevent our right of referendum. Though some call...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Columbia County Needs Positive, Nonpartisan, Inclusive, Qualified Candidates I received a flyer identifying "Columbia County Conservatives" (CCC) endorsing Conservative candidates for...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It was a severe case of vegetable defamation, the makin's of a landmark case of harassment and abuse. The plaintiff, a Miss Parsley was demanding compensation of one Paul Pierre Potato and,...

 

Commentary

SPOKANE–Ben Carson, M.D., former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary and renowned neurosurgeon was the keynote speaker at the Washington Policy Center Annual Dinner in here last Friday....

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Do you ever give much thought to where your weaner steers and heifers go when you load’em on the truck or take ’em to the sale? You think maybe it’s like goin’ off to college? Stay in the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am writing this letter in full support of Teeny McMunn for City Council. Teeny is a well-rounded, caring person. She has been a dedicated volunteer in many areas of life, including her church’s activities, breast cancer support,...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, N.M., where his uncle...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I was shocked to read Johnny Johnson’s letter to the editor in support of Korinda Wallace’s candidacy for the Dayton School Board. His anti-LGBTQ and religious rhetoric has no...

 

OPINION

Update October 4, 2021: The Cares Website continues to experience problems and periods of long downtime. After last year’s abject failure to deliver an unemployment benefit system capable of...

 

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