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 Opinion    August 27, 2015 

Scott Walker: Wrong again on immigration

The following editorial from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel may or may not reflect the views of the Cheney Free Press editorial board. Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee for president; in the end, the party’s elite will see to that....

 
 By David Sirota    Opinion    August 27, 2015 

Powerful message from an imperfect messenger

Earlier this month, billionaire Charles Koch had a surprising message: In a speech to his fellow conservatives, he said politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatment for corporations. Why is this surprising? Because the...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2015 

Smoke and train issues are as bad as ever

What’s wrong with this picture? On Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 5:15 p.m., I took a walk from Sutton Park to the Cheney High School through the Eastern Washington University campus. It was hot, it was windy and it was smoky. The sun was covered with a...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2015 

Officials need to push Alzheimer's research

Over the past few years, there has been growing recognition of the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease but the funding to find a cure lags dramatically behind what’s necessary. My family has become familiar with the devastating effects of this...

 
 Opinion    August 20, 2015

Legislators should not be only ones taking courts' test

Thursday, Aug. 13, was a day when math made a lot of headlines in our part of the world. Former Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams passed his test in Eugene allowing him to finally fulfill his final requirement towards graduation from Eastern...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    August 20, 2015

Props to the men and women fighting fires on the front lines

We’ve got one more month of summer, which means it’s we’re still in a long fire season. Currently fire crews are battling more than 20 fires in the state. The Chelan Complex Fire has burned over 100,000 acres. In Stevens County there are three...

 
 Opinion    August 20, 2015

VA hospitals provide professional care

In this day of blaming everybody for what is wrong with the Veterans Affairs health system, I would just like to publicly state that never have I received such professional care and treatment in a timely manner in the past few months as at our...

 
 Opinion    August 20, 2015

Consider donating to Planned Parenthood

For those of you opposed to abortion, would you consider making a money donation to Planned Parenthood “designated” for long-term contraception for young girls? I’m sure they would be happy to accept that. No teenager needs a baby to care for...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2015

With free speech, elected officials are held to a higher standard

Even the smallest comment can ruin your reputation. Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing came under fire last month after making Facebook comments on his personal account, comparing President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to “monkeys.” The...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    August 13, 2015

Making time to move beyond language, and learn about others

“I don’t have time to be politically correct.” An interesting statement made by billionaire real estate mogul and poll-leading erstwhile presidential aspirant Donald Trump at last Thursday’s first Republican debate. Trump’s comment, while r...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2015

Public needs to know Iran nuclear situation

Whatever position one takes on the Iran “agreement,” it is already becoming an issue of what exactly does it mean to the country as a whole.  It was Disraili who exclaimed in the latter days of the British Empire that Britain had no permanent...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2015

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred twenty-five years ago in August 1890, the Cheney Enterprise merged with the Cheney Sentinel newspaper under the ownership of James Fitzgerald. During the first decades, Cheney had two, sometimes three newspapers. Learn more about our...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

Honorary Commander program offers look inside the military

Supporting our military personnel is all the rage these days, especially after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and the wars and military actions that followed. And yet, unless you’ve actually served in one of the armed forces, the majority...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    August 6, 2015

Putting the saying '60 is the new 40' to the ultimate test

Whoever came up with that widely popular notion that “60 in the new 40,” I hope they’re right. Because as you pull this edition of the Free Press out of the mail box or newspaper stand for some leisurely reading I’ll be somewhere along a...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

Arguments need more than innuendos and ridicule

The July 30 Guest Commentary by Dr. Richard Badalamente demonized corporations as “scandalous” liars — snake-oil salesmen. If you are skeptical of man-caused global warming claims the commentary also characterized YOU as gullible, ignorant,...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2015

It's time for EWU, Cheney to talk police dispatch

There’s a television ad these days that speaks to cellphone users who decided to take the offer of a competitor only to find when all was said and done the service was just not as good as advertised. Those who left were offered a financial...

 
 By RICHARD BADALAMENTE    Opinion    July 30, 2015

We prefer snake oil because scientific truth is not always so wonderful

The last time I checked you can still buy your POM Wonderful at our local supermarkets. This despite the fact that a judge issued a “cease and desist,” ordering POM to stop claiming its beverage benefits everything from your brain to your...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2015

Thanks for Cheney High reunion support

On behalf of the board of directors and all the members of the Cheney High School Alumni Association (CHSAA) kindly allow me to express our gratitude for your support of our annual All Class Reunion Picnic. We enjoyed one of the best reunion...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2015

West Plains busineses are amazing

Earlier this month, my son’s baseball team qualified for the 9/10 State Little League tournament, which was to be held in Cheney July 18 – 26.  As most are aware, the tournament had to be moved to Montesano, Wash. at the last minute because of...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2015

This is why we explore the solar system

Editor’s note: The following editorial from the Detroit Free Press does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Cheney Free Press editorial board. Until last week, Pluto had been a distant dot in the sky; far out on the edge of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    July 23, 2015

Airway Heights residents can start their healing process

Last week was a roller coaster week for the city of Airway Heights, which has been under the microscope due to the actions of Mayor Patrick Rushing. I won’t go into full detail because you can read on the front page of this week’s Cheney Free...

 
 By JOHN CRABTREE    Opinion    July 23, 2015

Federal crop insurance gets failing grade

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about the negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm safety net is important to help family farmers mitigate...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2015

Thanks from ML Tennis-A-Thon commmittee

The 24-Hour-Tennis-A-Thon committee would like to give a big thank you to all the generous supporters, countless volunteers and community members who participated. Much of this year’s success is attributed to the generosity and assistance we...

 
 By From The Orange County Register    Opinion    July 16, 2015

Americans really do need more hours of work

The following July 12 editorial from the Orange County Register may or may not reflect the views of the Cheney Free Press editorial board. Jeb Bush tripped over his tongue this past week when he posited that, to grow the U.S. economy, “people shoul...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    July 16, 2015

Key command on how we treat others lost in same-sex marriage argument

The ink was barely dry on the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision guaranteeing same-sex marriage as a constitutional right when the backlash against the ruling began. The most laughable of these came from Republican presidential aspirant Sen....

 

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