Opinion

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 1667

 Opinion    April 28, 2016 

Water restrictions right step, but add questions

Water is once again becoming a hot commodity in the area. Although the winter and spring seasons were wetter this year than in the previous two years, the city of Cheney is preparing for irrigation season by asking residents and businesses to follow...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    April 28, 2016 

TSA's 'reverse screening' the ultimate in insane policy

So you thought the TSA strip searches of granny in the wheelchair, or the infant that received special screening made your eyes roll and blood boil when trying to board a commercial flight? The folks that brought you X-Ray vision in the past most rec...

 
 Opinion    April 21, 2016

Why not let the people decide on transit tax?

There are many questions to be answered and factors to be considered when it comes to voting for a proposed 2/10ths of 1 percent sales tax increase to help fund Spokane Transit Authority projects and operations. For starters, if one does some simple...

 
 By JENNA MARKS    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Learning to trust early bodes well for the future

“Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.” – Eminem. “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” – Isaac Watts As a child, I was relatively...

 
 Opinion    April 21, 2016

Small town response shines after fall

Living in Medical Lake has been a blessing for us and all those that want a small town with a caring atmosphere. This was so true this past Friday when I had an accident outside the Medical Lake Library. Having fallen, people came running outside...

 
 Opinion    April 21, 2016

McMorris Rodgers a no vote for women

On April 12, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers released a statement on equal pay. The following quote is the conclusion of the press release: “This can only happen through a national conversation about how we can level the playing field, so women —...

 
 Opinion    April 21, 2016

Unemployment numbers at home should retire McMorris Rodgers

As a former educator who has authored grant proposals seeking funding for after school programs, an important component has been the statewide comparison of county unemployment rates. Having tracked those statistics for Washington since 2004, whe...

 
 By RIVERA SUN    Opinion    April 14, 2016

'Letter from a Birmingham Jail' poignant, timely

On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was sitting in a stark jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, where he had been arrested for engaging in nonviolent direct action. An ally had smuggled a newspaper into the jail that contained the recently...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    April 14, 2016

Businesses aren't places for kids to hang out and play

With spring already here and summer approaching, it’s more common to see kids running around the neighborhood playing with friends. Some folks refer to this as “free range parenting” but there have been stories popping up here and there about...

 
 Opinion    April 14, 2016

Support those living with an alcholholic

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. More than half of all adults have a family history...

 
 Opinion    April 14, 2016

Resarch for Alzheimer's disease

I come from a family with a long history of Alzheimer’s disease, and see so many other families struggling with it as well.   Today one in three seniors in Washington State and across the country dies of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Nearly...

 
 Opinion    April 14, 2016

Participation expected of Muslims

Last week’s (March 31) “In Our Opinion” seems out of character from Free Press’ usual concern over bias and fact. While not an apologist for Trump and Cruz, I look at six issues raised in the column. 1. Constitution. One shouldn’t insist...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    April 7, 2016

Cost of Boeing airplanes at heart of job cuts

Boeing’s new cost-reduction plan has deep ramifications for Washington because the bulk of the 4,500 job cuts are likely to land here. CEO Dennis Muilenburg asked investors to view the savings initiative as “playing offense in a competitive...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    April 7, 2016

Trump, Sanders are products of voter anger and frustration

Some thoughts on this year’s presidential campaigns, so far. A friend of mine told me he was listening to a local, conservative talk radio show the other day and the host asked the question, essentially, how it was that Donald Trump has emerged as...

 
 Opinion    April 7, 2016

Thank you from Cheney Kiwanis

Cheney Kiwanis thanks the following groups for joining us in providing the annual egg hunt at Salnave Park: Kappa Delta Chi Sorority and Omega Delta Phi fraternity at Eastern Washington University for providing several prize baskets and volunteers...

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2016

It's time for a better understanding of the Vietnam War

There’s an effort in place that’s long overdue and will be ongoing over basically the next decade. The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the...

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    March 24, 2016

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen served 'Our Washington' well

For the last 20 years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (D) has served Washington well. Now, he is retiring and leaving the state senate as he found it — a dignified place to debate and enact public policy. Owen, a former convenience store owner in Shelton,...

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2016

Taxed Enough

Thank you, Cheney Free Press, for highlighting the taxation issue out-of-town residents are having with their city of Cheney utility bills. Like many others, I was surprised to see new taxes of $25 added to my February statement. The ladies at the...

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2016

Support Sanders March 26

Are you concerned about the number of fires we experienced last summer? Does the number of dangerous, mile-long trains, especially oil trains that come through Cheney blowing their horns and blocking intersections, bother you? Have you noticed that o...

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2016

McMorris Rodgers truths

It’s time for the truth concerning Cathy McMorris Rodgers.  She is part of the most dysfunctional Congress ever. She is paid $174,000 a year by us to work for the 5th District of Washington state. This is what she has done: voted over 60 times...

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2016

Eunice Pallviny Greener

Eunice V. Pallviny Greener, born to Armand Victor Pallviny and Lydia Issak Pallviny in Leola, S.D. on March 26, 1923, passed away on Feb. 25, 2016. She exemplified the love of Jesus throughout her life with kindness, compassion, generosity, hugs,...

 
 Opinion    March 17, 2016

Quick drawing media needs to hold their fire

During an idle day for the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournament March 10, and an off day for Eastern Washington, the Eagles still crept into the news. Make that newsmaker Eastern head coach Jim Hayford, the fifth-year Eagles basketball...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    March 17, 2016

Violent incidents at Trump rallies will only escalate

I figured events like political rallies can get heated when you have people with differing opinions gathered into one place, but I’ve never expected them to turn into something like a hostile school playground or a soccer riot. During a March 11 ca...

 
 Opinion    March 17, 2016

Vote for Pakootas this November

What would an effective congressional representative do to improve lives in the 5th District? Be available, answer letters personally, attend important rallies and EIS hearings concerning the oil and coal terminals, visit the homeless, attend city co...

 
 Opinion    March 10, 2016

Election year offers chance for personal reflection

It may only be early March, but by now, most of us should be starting to have concerns about who our choices for president will be when November’s election rolls around. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the campaign season so far — if “campa...

 

Page Down