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 By GRACE POHL    Opinion    June 14, 2018 

Graduation is a time for reflection

I could sit here and write about politics this week since there seems to be a lot going on, but I just really don’t enjoy diving into that. And who wants to really and truly read about it? Not me. So I am going to talk about graduation and the...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    June 14, 2018 

Plastic straws are public enemy number one

By FRANK WATSON Contributor Seattle is leading the effort to save our planet from ourselves. They have joined Portland and a host of California cities in the battle against plastic drinking straws. A school boy noticed discarded straws outside fast...

 
 By LAWRENCE WITTNER    Opinion    June 14, 2018 

Who benefits from the 'Booming Economy?'

Although the U.S. mass media are awash with stories about America’s “booming economy” the benefits are distributed very unequally, when they are distributed at all.  Buoyed by soaring corporate profits and stock prices, the richest Americans h...

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Isn't Mother Nature good enough to lead?

There’s a saying, “You are what you eat.” In this case, our daily news diet. Currently, our intake seems to be all Trump, and almost exclusively Trump. Even if something comes up that takes our attention away from the current White House...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    June 7, 2018

'Everybody knows that' is no substitute for good, hard facts

I am usually fairly easy to get along with. I accept most things, even dumb things, without getting my dander up. But, when presented with unsupported claims based on widespread rumors, I have been known to lose my patience. I was venting the other...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Straw pulp looks like a win-win proposition for everyone

Here’s a switch! Rather than closing another pulp and paper mill, a new one is under construction right here in Washington. Columbia Pulp’s plant on the Snake River will use a new technology that pulls cellulose out of the abundant straw left...

 

Cheney should take measures on pit-bulls

Pit-bull owners say their dogs are just loving and loyal. But if your neighbor owns one you might have a different opinion. In the duplex across the alley from our home, tenants recently came with two pit-bull puppies. They seem obedient to their...

 

Why I support Dave Wilson in the Sixth

I am writing in support of Dave Wilson, my choice for the open seat in Spokane’s 6th legislative district. Dave has the passion and commitment to serve with distinction. He has lived in the district for over 35 years, raised all six of his kids...

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Hitting the hot spots

A Spokane County Fire District 3 brush truck applies water to some spot fires that broke out on Interstate 90 between the Cheney/Four Lakes and Medical Lake exits last Wednesday morning. Emergency...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    May 31, 2018

A letter to the graduating class of 2018

Congratulations. You have successfully completed your public education and are about to enter the real world. It isn’t that school is not the real world, but it is a special world where you are not fully responsible for your actions and most...

 
 By Kevin Martin    Opinion    May 31, 2018

News flash: It's not always all about Trump

John Bolton and Mike Pence must have known what they were doing. President Trump’s national security adviser and vice president could not have been oblivious that advocating a “Libya model” for North Korea’s denuclearization would go over...

 

Watson misses the mark on the Mueller investigation

In his May 17, 2018, guest commentary, Col. Frank Watson (USAF, Ret.) takes exception to Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian operatives in their interference in the 2016 presidential election....

 

Trump wasn't the only one not to serve the country

I am writing in regards to the Priggee cartoon in the May 24 edition of the Free Press. The one I’m assuming is the two couch potatoes are complaining about President Trump’s “Mr. Five deferment-bone spurs and who’s in bed with Russian...

 

Teaching isn't what it used to be anymore these days

I immensely agree with Frank Watson, Cheney Free Press, guest commentary, May 10, 2018. There are two reasons I do not teach for a living. One, the Washington Education Association, I didn’t want to HAVE TO PAY an organization I didn’t agree...

 

Compassionate America needs to speak out

What is happening to this country I love? Every day our present government is making life more difficult for many people, the latest is separating children from their families at the border: and among those, 20 percent (1,500) are missing — some...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    May 24, 2018

The back-and-forth game of 'net neutrality'

In a world where the important things — like Harry and Meghan’s wedding — command so much of some people’s attention, stuff tends to slip through the cracks of our consciousness. North Korea, Syria, spies from the “Deep State,” Bitcoin,...

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Lt. Dan could use more helping hands from other entertainers

On Sunday (May 27), actor/musician Gary Sinise will again co-host the National Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It will be the 29th annual concert on the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. The format is much the same as...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Sometimes you wonder what people are thinking

Every now and again I come across something that is unbelievably dumb. It seems that there is currently an epidemic of very stupid things in the news. I don’t have space enough to cover them all, so I have selected three that my old friend Oscar...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Writing letters is a lost art these days

Growing up with technology, I never really wrote letters to people because I could just send a text or make a phone call instead. Well that all changes when you have a loved one at basic training and writing a letter is the only form of...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Special prosecutors do nothing except spend money uselessly

Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 election is getting more and more press lately. The prosecutor and his team are not actually tasked with finding out if the Russians tried to influence the election. That...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Skilled, civilized drivers we are definitely not

I am constantly amazed at how much our nation can sometimes resemble a Third World country. Having been to a couple, one of my observations is that normal day-to-day activities often function without any semblance of order or rules. Take driving,...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Teacher's unions may be good for teachers, but not so for students

My first teaching job was in a Spokane middle school. I was hired for one semester while an experienced teacher had both knees replaced. It was an interesting assignment. A week or so after I began, I was given notes for the kids to take home...

 
 By KYLE ISAKOWER    Opinion    May 10, 2018

NAFTA supplies America with energy and power

The Trump Administration unveiled an agenda for “energy dominance” shortly after taking office, promising to curb the global influence of countries like Russia and China with American energy exports. Whether or not the administration succeeds...

 

Close look at Cheney Schools reveals distrubing facts

According to data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, reported in a national NBC investigation “Policing the Schools” (Feb. 27, 2017), during the 2013-2014 school year the rate of student referral to law enforcement in...

 

StageWest ends season with great performances

StageWest Community Theatre ended it’s 2017-2018 season with a bang. The past weekend saw StageWest last three performances of “Seeds of Change” by local author Craig Rickett. We had great audiences all three performances with our dinner...

 

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