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Letters to the Editor

To the editor, After Dayton City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12, I sent a letter to Mayor Weatherford and the council asking the following questions: Is there an alternative plan to bring our city into compliance for wastewater treatment? Will...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    April 14, 2022

Commentary

If you don’t believe history repeats itself, then consider what the United States was going through in the 1920s. Aviation was in its infancy, or better yet, toddlerhood. Piloting was hazardous and oftentimes deadly, yet airplane people pushed the...

 

I-1929 campaign challenges AG's 'misleading' ballot title and summary

As expected, the I-1929 (capital gains tax repeal) campaign officially filed a legal challenge yesterday to the Attorney General's ballot title and summary for the proposed ballot measure. The AG's...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    March 24, 2022

Commentary

DAYTON–According to the San Juan Islander newspaper, Eric Hood has sued in 30 of Washington’s 39 counties: Jefferson, Clallam, Clark, Kitsap, Snohomish, Yakima, Asotin, Lewis, Columbia, Cowlitz, Hoquiam, San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom, Chelan,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    March 3, 2022

Commentary

I hope I’m wrong but doesn’t it appear we’re on the brink of World War III? Putin is unstable and the invasion of Ukraine is akin to Hitler’s “annexation” of the Sudetenland in 1939. Students of history understand that Britain’s Prime...

 

Bipartisan SB 5932 and SB 5769 would provide major tax relief for Washingtonians

Washington’s 2021-23 budget is balanced, there are billions in reserves, and state revenues have grown substantially over the past year. In response to this strong fiscal outlook, two major...

 

Quote of the Week

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Sam Levenson...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, ‘Setting the record straight’. I am writing in response to Vicki Zoller’s letter to ‘The Times’ on January 6, 2022. I was disheartened to see that mudslinging, character assassination, and defamation were used in an attempt...

 

A Horse Matters

I like living someplace where a horse matters. There is just some country where horseback is the only way to get the job done. Places where the four-wheeler is a poor second, not to mention a noisy,...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80% of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign cars, believe...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I was reading the paper to the cat last week. She tries to keep up on current events, particularly stories about politics and alien landings. We got to a story where a few obscure animal rights...

 

OPINION

Spokane County Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution opposing a local income tax December 14. Spokane County is the third county to act, joining Franklin County and Yakima County as well as...

 

Open Letter To Community

On November 29, 2021, at 8:32 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff's Office Deputy Riley Conahan was off-duty and shopping for groceries at the IGA. While shopping, Deputy Conahan saw Jessica Wallingford in the store. Deputy Conahan knew Wallingford from...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It’s true that my steer is all-natural I’ve dispensed with all vaccines and drugs Not one pesticide is poured on his hide He’d be lonesome without all the bugs! The lice are his own peanut...

 

Opinion

The opening briefs were filed yesterday in the capital gains income tax lawsuit. Included was a declaration I submitted to the court detailing a decade of my research on this topic with source emails...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I took a trip to the museum of natural history. It was a fascinating place: a taxidermist's showcase. A dog heaven, what with all the prehistoric bones. But as I walked through the halls and stared at...

 

Guest Commentary

By Ag Funder For many investors, farmland was not on the radar as an investable asset class until earlier this year, when it was revealed that the largest owners of U.S. farmland were none other than Bill and Melinda Gates. Many were speculating...

 

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