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 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    October 29, 2020 

Commentary

What a ride this year has been. Remember how the major news networks and newspapers excoriated Republican candidates for president in 2016? At one point there were 18 Republicans vying for the brass ring. There wasn’t the same level of vitriol...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, If you are like me, my ballot is sitting here needing to be filled out. After consulting the Voter’s Guide, online sources, and playing rock, paper, scissors (it is really hard to win playing against yourself) my choices: Support...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    October 29, 2020 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It was a bad day at Black Rock that fateful Halloween. It all began the week before, the call had seemed routine. “I’ve got a mare needs checkin’, Doc, I b’lieve the sweetheart’s bred....

 

COMMENTARY

For years I remember passing up a book entitled “Timberline” on my parents’ bookshelves. One day I finally tipped it out of the lineup and blew the dust off of the pages. Turns out, coming from a newspaper family, that this tome had something...

 

A. F. Branco

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On the Edge of Common Sense

He rose in the class, hand over his heart And spoke of his future career “The political ring’s where I’ll throw my hat I love the applause and the cheers.” “I’ll learn all the buzzwords,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor. Marinella would make a great judge. I hired G. Scott Marinella to join me in my Dayton law firm in 1983. I realized within a few weeks he was a very able, smart, young lawyer who would fit very well into our community. In the many year...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    October 15, 2020

Guest Commentary

As the wolf population in Washington state reaches a population considered “recovered” in many parts of the state, the experience of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation managing...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I was sittin’ in the back row of a beautiful little church in a mountain town in the Rockies. I was there for the wedding of a daughter of good friends. As the service progressed, my attention was d...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Perry Dozier, as a county commissioner and citizen, has provided many benefits to our communities. The completion of 7th Street rebuilds in Waitsburg with streets, sidewalks, etc. was aided by Perry, while a commissioner, to secure...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Commentary

Patty Baker was unique, special and remarkable in that her quirky nature meshed with the eccentric qualities of my brother and they, well, just fit together. Their union was all a part of God's Plan...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Judge G. Scott Marinella is the right choice for Superior Court Judge–Asotin/Columbia/Garfield Counties. I have known Judge Marinella professionally for over 10 years. He possesses 36 years of combined diverse, solid judicial and...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It struck in late October like a plague of mustard gas. It started with a trickle but then soon began to mass. In pens and cattle alleys on the new receiving side, The fall run was beginning and...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    October 1, 2020

Commentary

I watched the first debate last Tuesday evening out of a sort of morbid curiosity to see whether Joe Biden would collapse like a house of cards and be escorted off the stage by men in white coats. Pundits have been making hay of the fact that Biden...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am writing to endorse Mike Talbott for Columbia County Commissioner, Position #2. I have known Mike for over 40 years. Mike and I have daughters the same age, we both farmed, and have been involved in many similar community...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

You were just a dog. But a good dog. Right from the start. Your loyalty was never in question. And what you didn’t know, you didn’t know because I never took the time to teach you. When you were...

 

Commentary

After viewing “social dilemma,” a Netflix documentary, I was enlightened to what is taking place in the social-media platforms and how they are influencing–even manipulating–our very ideas and courses of action. A few early Silicon Valley...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Mr. Moses remarked the other day he’d received a catalog in the mail from a western clothing outfit. He wasn’t sure who the outfit catered to, but the name ‘Long Island’ seemed to stick in his...

 

OPINION

Since the explosion in wildfire activity a few weeks ago, there has been a rush to use them to promote a climate agenda, including calling them “climate fires.” ABC News even went so far as to...

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor. I’ve known Mike Mitchell a long time. He was a trustworthy, straight talking friend to all as a teenager and hasn’t changed – he has become more so. His compassion runs deep and he understands how important it is for everyone to...

 

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