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Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part examination of state constitutions and how certain property is taxed in various states, continued from the September 1, 2022 edition of the Dayton...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, An article on the front page of the September 1 issue of the Dayton Chronicle reported that Commissioner Charles Amerein responded to a community member at the Aug. 22 commissioner's meeting by saying that he has "learned to...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I'm originally from a town in Alaska called Ketchikan, 15,000-ish people, last time I checked. My dad still lives there, and recently sent me a shot from the local paper advertising a...

 

Senator Murray Statement on Findings of Murray-Inslee Joint Federal-State Process

Murray and Inslee state breach is not feasible at this time as more needs to be done to replace the benefits of the dams–particularly investments in clean energy. They prioritize major salmon...

 

Washington's constitution has broadest definition of property in the country

Editor’s Note: This examination of state constitutions and how certain property is taxed in various states will appear in two parts. This is the first of two. Although most state constitutions...

 

Lawmakers have proposed an income tax more than 50 times since 1991

In preparation for the coming state supreme court hearing on the capital gains income tax (oral arguments date not yet set), I wanted to see how many times lawmakers have proposed an income tax. We...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, the Walla Walla Union Bulletin published an article on Columbia County Undersheriff Robbie Patterson, and how he preaches sermons while wearing his sheriff-department uniform. The Freedom from Religion Foundation wrote to...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The following is a letter, dated June 28, 2022, sent to Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm. The letter pertained to his Under Sheriff wearing the County Law Enforcement uniform and badge while giving a political/religious speech on the...

 

Guest Commentary

By Roger Stark, M.D. After the Democrats delayed the August recess, the U.S. Senate passed the slimmed-down version of the huge “Build Back Better” tax-and-spend blow-out bill this past weekend. The vote was 51 to 50, with Vice President Kamala H...

 

Spokane jewelry artist's creations at Wenaha Gallery

DAYTON–The jewelry pieces of Spokane artist Robin Kahn is being shown at Wenaha Gallery now through August 15. Kahn's jewelry features the copper and silver jewelry. Kahn began making jewelry after...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We are at a crossroad in our country. Most obviously at the national and state level, but also here locally. The decisions that we make now will assuredly impact our posterity. We have before us, freedom and liberty, or dependence and...

 

Guest Commentary

By Sen. Mark Schoesler R-9-Ritzville Over the past couple of years, the Democratic majorities in the Legislature have pushed through laws that have weakened public safety. Since then, we’ve experienced the consequences of that party’s...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I would like to share with your readers a story about Chuck Amerein that demonstrates his concern for the people in the community and his willingness to literally roll up his sleeves to help when needed. This past winter my husband...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    July 21, 2022

Guest Commentary

Washington state's new tax on CO2 emissions is projected to add 46¢ to the cost of a gallon of gas as soon as next year, the state Department of Ecology reports. The Washington Research Council...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Voting may seem like a waste of time. What does it matter who is Sheriff or Commissioner? I live and let live. But it does affect you, whether you realize it or not. Some are hesitant to openly support one candidate over another, but...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Food and its production seem to be the next battle ground. From the Dutch farmer’s uprising against emission controls to Bill Gates and his lab meat and bug diet, we need to be thinking of where our food is coming from. Some may...

 

Guest Commentary

By Elizabeth Hovde OLYMPIA– Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive saying that to address the continuing threat of COVID-19 and “ensure the health of our workforce” there will be a permanent COVID-19 vaccination requirement for workers in...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The Columbia County Conservatives are backing Chuck Amerein for the position of Columbia County Commissioner Dist. 3. Chuck has already served us in the Armed Forces and has served us as County Commissioner, seeking the most...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, As a clarification to my recent two letters to the Dayton Chronicle regarding the Betsy Ross Flag, I identified myself as a member of the Dayton Task Force. I would like to clarify that I was not speaking on behalf of the Task Force,...

 

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