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On the Edge of Common Sense

When you take a seat in the waiting room of a veterinary clinic, a feedlot office or an animal health store, you occasionally notice a body sitting there who looks out of place. They are often dressed...

 
 By Liv Finne    Opinion    September 9, 2021

Guest Commentary

Students are going back to school in person this week. They naturally have high hopes for the new school year. Their parents, though, are worried. The last 18 months of the COVID school shutdown have...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

1. If the new boss’s hat isn’t sweat stained, you can pretty much figger whose will be. 2. Phrases like, “My dad never paid me a dime till I was twenty-five”, or “I haven’t had a day off s...

 

OPINION

On the same day the Governor ordered state employees (and others) to be vaccinated or face employment termination, state employee unions announced Inslee has agreed to re-open their 2021-23 contracts...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Whatever your thoughts on the COVID vaccine itself, it’s hard to read something like last week’s article about Columbia County Health System’s vaccine mandate without thinking there was a mistake and a section of “The Gulag...

 

Guest Commentary

Outrage, anger, frustration, sorrow, horror, disbelief, shock, shame: it is impossible to know which emotion I feel most strongly right now. Never in my life have I been so ashamed of my country as I am today. We have gone from being the...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

R.C. is an animal lover. Maybe not the kind of animal lover that the term has come to mean in this era, but the kind that requires a greater commitment. He would tell you he’s a farmer. But he’s...

 

OPINION

On the same day the Governor ordered state employees (and others) to be vaccinated or face employment termination, state employee unions announced Inslee has agreed to re-open their 2021-23 contracts...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Having lived in three developing countries for 17 years, I met very fine Americans as well as arrogant, and ignorant Americans. Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, USAID, Peace Corp, U.S. Military, UNICEf and UNESCO and...

 

COMMENTARY

This editorial has been prompted by a letter to the editor recently submitted expressing gratitude for the efforts of some in trying to protect the community from a devastating fire here as well as around the country, a fire that has burned people...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

When I hear a truck pull up in front of the house and the pandemonium of dogs barkin’ would wake a hibernating mastodon, I relax. It’s only my neighbor, D.K., come to borrow something of his...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I fully endorse and support Johnny Watts for Columbia County Port Commissioner, District 3. I feel I have a good sense of what he values most: a strong Christian belief, a strong family, integrity, honesty and a conservative...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Corn country landscape - painted late summer - high clouds, heavy with moisture waiting for afternoon to thicken and darken and start raising Cain. You can see for miles. Brown, green, yellow patchwor...

 

Rude, Klicker statement on governor's vaccination mandate

WALLA WALLA–Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced on Monday, August 9 that most state workers in Washington, as well as private health care and long-term care employees, will be required...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am writing this letter in support of Seth Bryan for Port Commissioner District No. 1. I have gotten to know Mr. Bryan over the last several months and I share a belief in the need for local elected officials to be accountable,...

 

Commentary

By Sen. Perry Dozier We all want transparency and accountability from those in positions of authority. I recognize the frustration that led to 2020’s protests and cries for police reform. Community...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Mama, when’s Daddy comin’ home? Is it time to worry yet?” “By supper, darlin’. Eat your Cheerios.” He rode out this morning early. Like he does six days a week I always make him tell...

 

OPINION

By Jason Ouimet Executive Director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action There is a central hypocrisy at the heart of the gun-control effort. Gun-control supporting poli...

 

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