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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    January 21, 2021 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Dr. Fosse, once of Pretoria, told me about Martha and Arthur, two star crossed rare white rhinos. In a governmental gesture of goodwill, South Africa agreed to ship Arthur to Tanzania to mate with...

 

Commentary

These are indeed interesting times. Liberty in the United States is under threat and it is because the communication channels are held in too few hands. Those who control the news media have manipulated public opinion and swayed voters. It’s...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Grandpa Tommy’s dad used to say “A cowful is a substantial quantity.” According to my research, the rumen on a mature cow can hold up to 300 pounds. And by anybody’s standards that is quite a...

 

OPINION

OLYMPIA–The Senate Ways & Means Committee will hold a public hearing on January 14 at 4 p.m. on the Governor’s proposed income tax on capitals gains (SB 5096). Remote testimony is available and...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I was surprised to find an article from our Port of Columbia in the Walla Walla County paper. It was asking Columbia County for input to the region-wide active transportation plan. I’m not sure why Palouse RTPO needs our input on the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    January 7, 2021

Commentary

I can easily count up my college roommates. Eight. Two at community college, six while attending E.W.U., where I majored in journalism. Three I consider having attended school from K-16. I’ve also been fortunate, blessed, honored that we all have...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Embarrassing moments. Nobody likes to talk about them. Oh, they’ll talk about slipping on the ice on their first date or getting bucked off a gentle horse. Other folks empathize and usually they...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    January 7, 2021

OPINION

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic early in 2020, Washington state leaders have said their strategy is to contain the spread of the coronavirus until a vaccine was available, at which point...

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: This is an ending portion of a letter that appeared in the December 31, 2020 Dayton Chronicle, but was not included in the original submission, and completes the writer’s letter in full. CB To the editor, …”I did ask Mr....

 

Commentary

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” –Madeleine L’Engle The step over from 2020 to the New Year will be robustly celebrated by most as the twentieth year of this century...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I consider myself among other things, a former horse mechanic. The horses I did veterinary work on were ranch and feedlot beasts of burden. Workin’ animals from man’s point of view. Up until...

 

OPINION

For eight years, Washington state has consistently failed to meet our CO2-reduction targets even as energy-intensive industries have closed or left the state. Washington companies like Amazon and...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, My name is Shelli (Koschmeder) Bryant. I am the general leader for the Rocking D Riders Horse Club. I am having a hard time in keeping this letter short. So, I am just going to get to the nitty gritty. My letter is in response to Ms....

 

Commentary

Seriously, I grew up in a family that enjoyed having a lot of fun, especially at Christmas. There was always an air of anticipation, of course, as Christmas approached. I would spend hours on my belly in the living room, turning through the pages of...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

He was the last burro left in the dusty corral. His two companions had been sold by the man. They were younger, stronger and finer looking even by burro standards, which are quite high. They were...

 

COMMENTARY

He came bounding into my life some 34 years ago on this day. As one interested in aviation, it was seemingly prophetic. On this December 17 date in 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Oh., successfully flew their Wright Flyer into a stiff North Carolina...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

1. New baler twine to tie up last year’s five-buckle overshoes. 2. Something that will kill Canadian thistle. 3. A hot shot that works for more than a morning. 4. A dog that does more good out of...

 

OPINION

Despite the fact that Washington’s wolf population has grown rapidly in recent years and are near a recovered-population level, state agencies are considering increased restrictions on ranchers....

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, To summarize past meetings, both with the Columbia County Port Commissioners and also the Columbia County Commissioners in the Spring of 2020, the citizens of Columbia County that are concerned about the proposed Touchet Valley Trail...

 

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