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To the editor, There appears to be some controversy in our community about the appropriateness of displaying a variation of our national flag. Specifically, an early variation of the flag with the 13 stars arranged in a circle around the year of our...

 

Guest Commentary

Growing population plus transition to electric vehicles mean Northwest dams are needed now more than ever OLYMPIA–Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, issued the following statement on the release of the Murray-Inslee...

 

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: Due to space constraints this letter was not published last week. To the editor, The Betsy Ross flag is a reconstructed early design for the flag of the United States and has red stripes outermost and stars arranged in a circle....

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The Betsy Ross flag is a reconstructed early design for the flag of the United States and has red stripes outermost and stars arranged in a circle. These details elaborate on the 1777 act, passed early in the American Revolutionary War...

 

Guest Opinion

By Elizabeth Hovde  Washington state taxpayers might be disappointed to learn that as inflation rises and daily household bills go up—and as the Legislature refuses to provide broad-based tax relief—the Inslee Administration is trying to obliga...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, What is happening to the formerly friendly and welcoming Columbia County? After various new members of our community government were sworn into office last January, many beneficial, well-researched and planned projects were halted....

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Commentary

Over the years, we’ve watched elections as not only a newspaper interested in reporting the results, but as community-minded individuals wishing for the best when the public’s vote is needed, for instance, for a bond issue. Those Election Eve res...

 
 By Pam Lewison    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Wildfire smoke safety rules are too restrictive

Outdoor work – agricultural, construction, natural resource, or otherwise – is rarely done by people with dangerous health conditions, people older than 65 or younger than 18. Yet, the Washington...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, As of March 1, 2022, the Columbia County Public Health Department has a new director. This director was chosen by the county commissioners over a qualified individual who had been working for the department for 3.5 years and would...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, As parents to children in the Dayton Public School Systems we find it is our responsibility to notify the public of an incident that occurred at the school on Friday May 6, 2022. Our child was sent to the office for having two or more...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Governor Inslee's flight to Scotland could have eliminated a year of CO2 for his entire staff

For just the cost of flying himself and his wife to Scotland in business class, Governor Inslee could have eliminated the CO2 emissions from his entire staff for more than one year. If you include...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Sometime during the night of Sept. 22, 2021, my Honda 420 Rancher ATV was stolen from my livestock facility on the Kellogg. All leads at the time went cold. On May 7, 2022, that item was recovered and is now impounded in a local...

 

Guest Commentary

By Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers SPOKANE–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released the following statement on a leaked draft opinion in the case of Dobbs...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    May 5, 2022

OPINION

Capital gains income tax supporters set up surveillance system for I-1929 petition gatherers Proponents of the unconstitutional capital gains income tax are working overtime to prevent voters from...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I don't know which is worse: that previously we've never had an African-American woman as US Supreme Court Justice or that we've never had a Justice with Public Defender experience....

 

Commentary

DAYTON–Why is someone with a certain political ideology pegged as an enemy if they are presumed to have a different opinion? Why are we unable to express different points of view without nails, claws, snaggle-toothed, seething temperaments...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, At the April 12 meeting of the Dayton City Council, the Council members voted against purchasing the property that would have allowed the City to move forward with bringing the wastewater treatment into compliance with Washington...

 

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