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 Opinion    May 21, 2015 

EWU player departure needs better perspective

Quick — somebody get the name of the bus that just ran over Eastern Washington University women’s basketball head coach Wendy Schuller and her program. And get the names of those individuals who tossed her under that careening, out-of-control...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    May 21, 2015 

Youth sports is more than just about winning, it's about growth

If you’re a sports fan and are looking for something to take your mind off the bad news that’s happening in athletics, look no further than in your neighborhood — and I’m not referring to the college students throwing flying discs in the...

 
 Opinion    May 21, 2015 

Love is displayed when we help those in need of it

In the May 7 edition of the Cheney Free Press Mr. Norm Luther states that Jesus never talked about homosexuality. Mr. Luther may be right, to my knowledge Jesus never used the word homosexual. Mr. Luther uses this detail as justification for his feel...

 
 Opinion    May 21, 2015 

Thank you, Cheney Care Center for luncheon

I would like to comment on the Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Cheney Care Center on Sunday, May 10. I was invited to attend with my mom,  as a guest and was amazed at how pleasant the whole event was.  Everyone was made to feel special by the...

 
 Opinion    May 14, 2015

This 'war on police officers' needs to stop

We all walk out the door every day and never know what lies ahead, but rarely do we ask ourselves, “will we come home?” That might ring differently for members of the law enforcement community as it seems police officers have proven to be...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    May 14, 2015

To understand science and history, learn to read the dirt

This is a fact: You can’t walk around Eldon Pueblo without stepping on a piece of history. For those who don’t know, Eldon Pueblo is an ancient Native American ruin about a mile east of Flagstaff in Northern Arizona, which is where I spent most o...

 
 By RICHARD BADALAMENTE    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Brunell's endorsement of fossil fuels is irresponsible

Don Brunell’s ‘Guest Commentary’ on fossil fuels happened to appear in the Cheney Free Press on my son’s birthday, March 26, 2015. The chronological milestone — he turned 50 — made me consider just how irresponsible Mr. Brunell’s...

 
 Opinion    May 7, 2015

Young athletes make mistakes like the rest of us

It’s that time of year when young athletes are preparing for the next stage in their sports careers. High school athletes who are fortunate enough to get to play at the college level will sign — or have already signed — their letters of intent...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    May 7, 2015

Discovering a different side of Washington, D.C.

Bring up Washington, D.C. these days and it can elicit, among others things, a gag reflex. But that’s the D.C. we all know from the media who report the dysfunctional connection associated with the city that is central to virtually all things...

 
 Opinion    May 7, 2015

The world changed on April 30

For those of us who saw and witnessed that T-54 North Vietnamese Army tank crash into the gate of what was left of the U.S Embassy on today’s April 30, 1975, well, let’s just say the world changed. I remember well the statement of a very senior...

 
 Opinion    May 7, 2015

Jesus said nothing about homosexuality

Currently our U.S. Supreme Court is considering same-sex marriage while its Citizens United decision contributes to our huge inequality of wealth by influencing elections. Since both issues have religious implications, we should remember from the...

 
 Opinion    April 30, 2015

Cheney's loss is Surprise, Arizona's gain

The individual picked by the Cheney School District to replace outgoing athletics director Jim Missel is going to have big shoes to fill. Missel’s actual title is assistant principal for student activities, and it’s more appropriate and accurate...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Jenner's announcement should lead to more understanding

This past weekend, the media was buzzing after reality-television personality and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner publicly came out as a transgender woman in an April 24 interview with Diane Sawyer on “20/20.” I wasn’t surprised by...

 
 Opinion    April 30, 2015

Attend the coal and oil train community forum

Next week on Wednesday May 6, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a community forum about the coal and oil trains that pass through Cheney around the clock.  Some of us are concerned about the safety of the loads carried by those trains. I...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

Commencement move opens up new tradition possibilities

Eastern Washington University’s fast approaching commencement exercises June 13 will be the last to be held in Cheney on the Red Turf at Roos Field. In a press release, the university announced it had signed a multi-year agreement with the Spokane...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

Bond issue needs to be debated

Over the last two years I have researched and prepared an alternative which would only cost $11.6 million instead of $44.8 million proposed with this (Cheney High School) bond. This alternative would provide additional classrooms, safety,...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

Students deserve more space

I am writing to support the Cheney School District’s high school bond measure in the April 28 election. I live and work in the Cheney area, and my children attend Betz Elementary. I am proud of the fact that so much of our community is based in...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

School board lacks trustworthiness

At every school board meeting I attend, there is a PACE character trait read. They read about honesty, diligence and other honorable endeavors. This month’s trait is trustworthiness, ironic since so many families are not feeling trust in our...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

Crowded halls should cause concern

I’m voting “Yes” to support The Cheney School District. I love living in the West Plains Area, I have lived here for 16 years. I have four great kids. They are smart and are fun to be around. Two of my children have graduated from Cheney High...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

Send the district a message, vote no

In 2010 Cheney School District voters approved a bond for $79 million. Construction was completed in 2013/2014 on two new middle schools and elementary. The district is back with a request for $44.8 million to cover the first phase of a remodel/new...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

Thank you Medical Lake for the success

As of April 29, 2015, Medical Lake Physical Therapy will be closing its door after 10 proud and successful years providing service to this community. It is with great sadness that we are writing to announce this closure. The staff and I would like...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

Henderson tragedy opens eyes for more preventative legislation

Two new laws are going through the state Legislature that will hopefully avert some tragedies from happening in the near future. The House recently passed Senate Bill 5381, which requires law enforcement agencies to notify family members before...

 
 By MAY PAXTON    Opinion    April 16, 2015

Displaying integrity in spite of obstacles and challenges

Courage. What a powerful word! What do you think of when you hear the word courage? Possibly a firefighter rushing into a burning building to save the person trapped inside with no concern for their own safety? Or a bystander jumping into a raging...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

Vote 'no' for Cheney High School bond

Please remember to vote this month, and please vote “No” for the Cheney High School bond. The pro-bond information we received in the mail, the automated phone calls and the letters to the editor repeatedly emphasize the crowded condition of the...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

Refurbished high school is a need

As a parent in the Cheney School District, I urge our community to approve the Cheney High School construction bond in the April 28 election. While a bond in February had majority approval, we narrowly failed to meet the 60 percent of the vote...

 

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