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 Opinion    July 21, 2016 

Now is the time for third-party candidates to make a stand

Many registered voters are not looking forward to this November’s presidential election, which will pit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. According to a July 7 poll from the Pew Research...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    July 21, 2016 

Solutions seem miles away in recent headline shootings

Timing is everything, it is said. And the timing of author Heather MacDonald’s recently released book, “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” is tragically so. The recent epidemic of those taking out...

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    July 21, 2016 

Politicians might find 'bumper car therapy' beneficial in relieving polarization

Over the last 35 years our family has vacationed at the same place on the beach. While the buildings have been refurbished, the complex remains largely unchanged. However, our entertainment has changed a lot. We still swim, jump the waves and build...

 
 By TOM H. HASTINGS    Opinion    July 21, 2016 

Imagine a conflict-free world, and take steps towards it

With our daily news running to atrocity after tragedy, Americans are frightened and angry. Some are resonating with hate talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh or quintessentially enraged TV bloviators like Bill O’Reilly. This gets them pushed toward...

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2016

Comey's Clinton decision ignites partisan fireworks

Thanks to FBI director James Comey’s press conference July 5, there were plenty of post-Independence Day fireworks. His nearly 15 minutes of live, nationally broadcast findings of a many-month investigation into how the likely Democratic candidate...

 
 By SAM REED RALPH MUNRO and BRUCE CHAPMAN    Opinion    July 14, 2016

Experienced and impartial approach is key to successful elections

Accessible, accurate, and secure elections are the cornerstone of our government. All voters must have confidence that our representatives have been fairly elected. Because of this, all election administrators must demonstrate non-partisan actions...

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2016

GOP's 'lesser of two evils' argument is deceptive

It’s no secrete that the GOP was stunned by the meteoric rise of the demagogue Donald Trump and his emergence as their presumptive nominee for president. Their surprise is symptomatic of how tone deaf they’ve been to their own xenophobic,...

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2016

McMorris Rodgers fails to stand up against gun lobby

Gun or person? Try painting without a brush, try eating without a fork and try killing 49 people without a gun. Tools are needed to get a job done and if you want to do a whole lot of harm to your fellow man, the AR-15 is a great tool. Cathy...

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2016

Pakootas accused of using 'bogus endorsements' to get votes

Yesterday (July 7), I attended a candidate forum set up by the League of Women Voters in Spokane. It was televised. Dave Wilson, Joe Pakootas, and Tom Horne were the only candidates present who are running for the 5th District of the U.S. Congress....

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2016

Be bold and vote for Wilson for 5th Congressional District

Fed up with our do-nothing Congress? Want an alternative to Cathy McMorris Rodgers?  Want to defeat CMR?  It is time be bold.  Do you want to vote in Democrats or Republicans who are both forced to dial for dollars and not work for us? Do you...

 
 Opinion    July 7, 2016

A responsible conversation about guns is needed

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” Transmitted from Congress to the individual states on Sept. 25, 1789, ratified on Dec. 15, 1791....

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    July 7, 2016

Do not leave children and pets in cars on hot days

Last week, I spoke with Medical Lake City Administrator Doug Ross and Fire Chief Jason Mayfield, who hoped the city’s residents would not be careless with lighting fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday because of the current cooler...

 
 Opinion    July 7, 2016

McMorris Rodgers' support for constituents questioned

This past spring, Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, our 5th District Representative in Congress for 12 years and trying for another term, has been holding “Conversations with Cathy.” I attended one in Spokane Valley on Monday morning, April 4...

 
 Opinion    July 7, 2016

Deputy Pendell speaks to retirees

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Pendell, spoke to the Retired Public Employees Chapter 14 on June 22, describing his work as the resource officer for the Medical Lake School District as well as the types of scams that target retirees. As...

 
 Opinion    June 30, 2016

We've changed - but we're still a great country

Ask anyone their thoughts on the Fourth of July holiday and you’re likely to get as many different answers as there are individuals. Some lament the loss of the home-fireworks display, a staple of many past celebrations. Those old enough might...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Believe it or not, news reporting is better today

“By allowing the general public unprecedented access to the original papers, this book lets us learn firsthand what many modern historians claim: Without newspapers, there would have been no American Revolution.” That claim was made by writer...

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Watch South Carolina closely - their ports are gaining on us

Washington state leaders need to keep an eye on South Carolina. It is a state that is becoming a strong magnet to attract business. A couple of years ago, the front-page news was the competition between Seattle and Charleston to lure Boeing’s 787...

 
 Opinion    June 23, 2016

Beyond the fears, there are advantages to STEP

June 7 and 8 were a couple of banner days for the Spokane Tribe of Indians. On June 7, they received word they had been designated a Promise Zone by the federal government, a move putting them near the top of the list when they apply for economic...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    June 23, 2016

Priggee should not just be seen, but heard too

The images of political cartoonist Milt Priggees are seen regularly on the pages of the Cheney Free Press in the opinion section. The real Priggee, however, showed up June 9 to present lectures entitled “Cartooning in the Evergreen State.” His...

 
 Opinion    June 23, 2016

Dave Wilson is an alternative to establishment politics

As a lifelong Republican, I reject Donald Trump and what he stands for: racism, xenophobia, nativism and contempt for women, the disabled and other groups. Rather than adhere to our party’s conservative principles and state a clear program, he off...

 
 Opinion    June 23, 2016

Sanders supporters urged to rally to Hillary Clinton

A shout out to fellow Bernie supporters! We have had a big disappointment, but it is not wasted effort. Many people have been moved, new ideas have been heard, thoughts are percolating that have not been on the radar. He, and many of you, have spent...

 
 Opinion    June 16, 2016

Gender concepts too much for young students

There is a buzz going about the Washington state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction adding concepts like gender identity, expression and roles to its curriculum guidelines for the K-12 Health and Physical Education Learning Standards....

 
 Opinion    June 16, 2016

Use love and respect to fight the hate in the world

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter I’m sure by now everyone has heard about the shooting at the Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., where 49 people were shot and killed, and 53 were injured. Many are calling the Pulse shooting the worst terror attac...

 
 Opinion    June 16, 2016

Initiative would protect grandparents' relationship

Grandparents by the thousands are grieving today because they haven’t been able to see their grandchildren through no fault of their own. As of 2000, Washington state hasn’t had any law to protect the bonded relationship between grandparents and...

 
 Opinion    June 16, 2016

McMorris Rodgers should have said 'no' to Trump

Cathy McMorris Rodgers recently announced on her Facebook site that she was “not exactly” enthusiastic casting her ballot for Donald Trump in the recent primary given her concerns about Trump’s “comments on women, people with disabilities...

 

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