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 Opinion    December 25, 2014 

Some things to consider for the new year

As 2015 approaches fast, Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and predictions. This editorial is about none of those. Rather, we’d like to present a short list of things we’d like to see or begin to see take place in the coming year. For...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    December 25, 2014 

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house

Recently I ventured into what we officially call the “Fourth Bedroom,” in our house. Years ago it served as a bedroom for one or more of our kids. It’s been a home-office, perhaps twice over. Later it was the place where boxes of items from my...

 
 Opinion    December 25, 2014 

Inslee's carbon gas tax proposal is proactive

Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax proposal isn’t “filled with holes,” as the opinion piece in the Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, charges, but the piece itself is. Its most egregious flaw is the oft-repeated contention by “deniers” that, “... the sc...

 
 Opinion    December 25, 2014 

Remember to count your blessings

Tis the season to think about our blessings. With all that is going on in the world, let us remember to be thankful for and pray for our policemen. They have a difficult job in so many ways that we cannot even begin to comprehend. Thank you. Let us...

 
 By MARK SHIELDS    Opinion    December 18, 2014

When it comes to torture, consider the source

On election night in 1986, when John McCain won the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona long held by Republican incumbent and 1964 GOP presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, who had served as McCain’s campaign chairman, the two men had a private chat....

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    December 18, 2014

Keep to your old traditions but start some new ones

I’m probably one of many folks who will say that Christmas is their favorite time of the year. The decorations and the atmosphere put me in a good mood. One of the upsides of being a reporter is I get to observe people and communities carry out...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014

StageWest wraps up another year

StageWest CT, Inc has wrapped up its production of, “It’s A Wonderful Life” reader’s theatre, which was quite a success. There were 25 patrons that enjoyed our dinner theatre last Saturday (Dec. 13) with another delicious dinner catered...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014

Santa Mystery Auction successful

Santa’s Mystery Auction put on by the Stars Stripes, Boots & Spurs car club to benefit the Cheney Junior Rodeo and Time of Remembrance was a successful time for all. We would like to thank everyone who attended and also the Cheney Rodeo...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014

Immigration reform, what is it good for?

I would like to ask Norm Luther why do we need immigration reform? All we really need is to enforce the laws already on the books. This immigration bill is nothing but blanket amnesty disguised as something else. I remember when the last immigration...

 
 Opinion    December 11, 2014

Goodwill and caring apply to everyone

During the holidays, we like to put an emphasis on caring for our fellow men and women. Several charities throughout the United States collect gifts and food for families who don’t have all of the means to buy everything they need for Christmas....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    December 11, 2014

To change hearts and minds, maybe Christmas needs a seasonal shift

Christmas is my favorite time of year. The lights, the decorations and the music make for a festive atmosphere that’s invigorating and exhilarating. Usually, it can warm even the most chilled of hearts. For many, Christmas is a time of renewed hope...

 
 Opinion    December 11, 2014

Art tour thanks community for support

It was a wonderful turn out again this year. We all received a warm reception from the people who visited us on our Studio Tour. All of the artists work hard all year at their craft hoping to achieve a higher quality and freshness to it. To share...

 
 Opinion    December 11, 2014

Republicans should support immigration reform

So Republican House of Representatives leadership is outraged by President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, claiming “this is not the way democracy is supposed to work.” But democracy is supposed to work by majority rule and the...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2014

Inslee's carbon tax proposal filled with holes

In a time when drivers in the state of Washington are finally enjoying gasoline prices under $3 a gallon, and still falling, Gov. Jay Inslee thinks adding up to $1 to that price is a good idea. Why when it’s the most affordable time to fill our tan...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2014

Over 450 walkers, joggers or runners particpate in Turkey Trot

On behalf of the Cheney High School cross country program, we would like to thank the community of Cheney for their support of our 7th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. There were over 450 walkers, joggers or runners present for this...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2014

Cheney should invest in a park and ride

I have read several letters to the editor complaining about bad driving and parking in Cheney since the school year has began. The authors place the blame for congestion, increased accidents and lack of parking for students attending Eastern...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2014

Don't text and drive

According to distraction.gov, 3,328 people were killed in car accidents involving distracted driving in 2012. That’s less than a hundred fewer than the year before and those numbers don’t even touch the 421,000 injuries resulting from distracted...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2014

People should be considerate of each other's feelings

Since I started living in Cheney about two years ago, I have noticed one overwhelming thing: people have the wrong view of people from the Middle East. Every day I hear someone refer to how different they are or how weird they look. Too many times...

 
 Opinion    November 27, 2014

The continuing creep of Christmas blurs holiday season

Christmas in July. It’s a familiar phrase sometimes heard in the middle of summer when good fortune shines down upon someone. But it’s unlikely to occur here as it actually does in the Southern Hemisphere where the seasons flip flop. Our summer...

 
 Opinion    November 27, 2014

Caring for our community - including our four legged friends

By NANCY HILL Contributor Every day when I come home from work my dog Zoey meets me at the door. I adopted her from SCRAPS last year, when she was only 5 weeks old. Her mother was killed and she was abandoned along with her littermates. A Good...

 
 Opinion    November 27, 2014

Letters

Cheney Outreach can use your help By now you’ve probably seen some of the many decorated collection boxes around Cheney. Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids, a program of Cheney Outreach, works hard to see that no child in Cheney goes without...

 
 By Al Stover    Opinion    November 20, 2014

Lessons I learned while I wore a wrestling singlet

Sometimes it’s difficult to pin down a subject that you want to write about and your muse advises you to dig into the memory banks and churn out a story before deadline. I like to call these “reflective commentaries” where I look back on one...

 
 Opinion    November 20, 2014

Celebrate and learn about Native American heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month, something that ought to receive more public attention in this area given our many ties to Native American culture. Native American Heritage Month began as American Indian Day in 1912 when Dr. Arthur C....

 
 Opinion    November 13, 2014

Charitable acts need focus on developing skills, identifying resources

Several residents of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., gather in a public park to serve food to some hungry homeless individuals. Would this be considered an act of charity or a crime? Three of those residents — Arnold Abbott, and two south Florida ministers ...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    November 13, 2014

When elections are about domination, politics is no longer healthy

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found elections becoming ever more exhausting with each cycle. The nastiness, the bitterness, the name calling, the subtle and sometimes not so subtle insinuations of dark motive and agenda, the fear mongering,...

 

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