Cheney Free Press -


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 3028

Cash for empties works in Oregon

When Oregon enacted the nation’s first bottle bill in 1971, it was intended to reduce litter on the state’s beaches, along roads, and in parks. It was a cleanup, not a recycling program. Today, the focus is recycling empty... — Updated 6/8/2023


Extra costs of wind, solar power

Relying on increased wind and solar is likely to increase electricity costs for residents in Washington and Idaho, and make electricity less reliable. Advocates of wind and solar frequently point to is the claim that the fuel is... — Updated 6/8/2023


Urge Congress to reform energy permits

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which allocated $386 billion for clean energy, is a major breakthrough in our nation’s struggle to address climate change. The IRA can decrease our carbon emissions 40% by 2030, putting us... — Updated 6/8/2023


WA Cares is a regressive tax, hurting low-income workers

For all the talk about Washington state’s unfair regressive sales tax, this also is a regressive tax,” writes the editorial board at the Tri-City Herald. “Think about it. Every worker is supposed to pay into the program, but... — Updated 6/1/2023


Decision a win for landowners

In a victory for private property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the “significant nexus” test in its Sackett v EPA ruling. The ruling changes how “waters of the United States” can be applied by leaving wetlands... — Updated 6/1/2023


In remembrance of those fell

An “aha” moment – a time when make that brilliant “I’m going to do it” decision. I got mine after reading “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell and studying up on my favorite Purple Heart recipient, Army Staff Sgt. Ty... — Updated 5/25/2023


Build electricity around hydropower

Although New Zealand and Washington are located a half-a-world apart, they have lots in common---beautiful seashores, majestic mountains, crystal clear streams and lakes, and vibrant salmon and trout fisheries. Both are struggling... — Updated 5/25/2023


Gov. Inslee, apologize to fired state workers

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is busy signing bills. I think he should start putting his John Hancock on apology letters to former state workers who were terminated because of his vaccine mandate.  I doubt he will. In a press... — Updated 5/19/2023


Failing to act legalizes drugs

The state Legislature is headed back to Olympia this week for a special session specifically to deal with the prospect of all drugs becoming legal July 1. Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, says he hopes lawmakers will pass a new... — Updated 5/19/2023


Cheney council abdicated its moral obligation

In a shameful abdication of their duty and moral obligation to the people of Cheney, 5 of 7 elected City Council members voted May 9 – against the resounding opposition of their constituents – to approve rezoning a north... — Updated 5/19/2023


Republicans threaten democracy

President Joe Biden is seeking re-election. I wish he were younger and I might favor other Democrats — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and 2020 presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker come to mind. But Biden’s... — Updated 5/12/2023


Agriculture is Washington state's backbone

Throughout our state, fruit trees are blossoming and vibrant tulip fields blooming. Colorful lentils carpet the fields on the Palouse. It’s spring, when photographers and sightseers have a field day. While spring is... — Updated 5/12/2023


Vaccine mandate news - and a disturbing lack of news

A May 1 press release from the White House announced that the Biden administration has started the process to end COVID-19 vaccine rules placed on health care facilities receiving Medicaid and Medicare. A vaccine mandate on federal... — Updated 5/12/2023


Public safety failures the legacy of 2023

This session saw some bipartisan successes as lawmakers and citizens were in Olympia together for the first time in nearly three years. That in-person interaction is always key for working relationships and good workable solutions... — Updated 5/5/2023


Parting thoughts at the end of the 2023 legislative session

By Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, Republican Caucus Chair Beef Day is the second-best day of the legislative session, next to the last day. Probably the best news about the 2023 legislative session is that we adjourned on time, a... — Updated 5/5/2023


Democracy cost

By Douglas Brunell The Cheney city council is not a democracy, but, rather, it is communism. There are three mistakes that the Cheney city council made that proves that this is communism in the Cheney city council, which are as... — Updated 5/5/2023


Earth Day isn't about politics

On Earth Day this year, I will be planting two trees in a local park. This is not a political act. And yet, there are many who will see it that way because it occurs on a day politicians and environmental activists – especially... — Updated 4/27/2023


Consequences Too Extreme To Just Ditch Carbon Fuels

By Don C. Brunell President Biden is unwisely “throttling up” plans to ditch carbon fuels unilaterally despite the extreme consequences of doing so. He wants to accelerate replacement of gas/diesel vehicles with electrics... — Updated 4/27/2023


Lawmakers refrain from tax hikes

A miracle of sorts took place under the Capitol dome on April 23. The state Legislature adjourned its 2023 legislative session without raising taxes. I want to point it out because I’m not sure anyone outside Olympia will... — Updated 4/27/2023


Segregation by skin color is illegal

Last week, a parents group filed a complaint against Pathfinder K-8 Public School in Seattle for racial discrimination.  The civil rights group filed a complaint on April 11 with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S.... — Updated 4/20/2023


Budget funds study to improve Highway 904

For the past 33 years, my wife and I have lived in a house near State Route 904, which connects Cheney to Interstate 90. When we bought our house in 1990, this highway had only a modest amount of traffic on it. Turning onto the... — Updated 4/20/2023


Fighting for taxpayers and affordability

Individuals and families continue to face high inflation and other cost-of-living challenges. When everything costs a little more, it can add up to a lot of economic anxiety. For many families now, it’s not about whether they... — Updated 4/20/2023


Employers Struggle to Find Work Balance

By Don C. Brunell Today, employers continue to struggle finding enough workers while attempting to bring people back to the office (work sites). A key problem is there simply aren’t enough people to fill available jobs. The U.S.... — Updated 4/14/2023


Proposal to get repeat impaired drivers off the road is moving forward in Olympia

By Sen. Mike Padden In recent years, drunk and drug-impaired driving has become a greater problem on Washington’s roads and highways. It is a major reason for the alarming increase in accidents and traffic deaths and injuries. Ju... — Updated 4/14/2023


Attacking Second Amendment doesn't address core causes of society's violence and lawlessness

By Sen. Keith Wagoner On the Saturday before Easter, the state Senate’s majority Democrats passed what they call an “assault weapons ban.” In reality, the bill targets several of the most popular sporting and self-defense fir... — Updated 4/14/2023


Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Cheney Free Press
Ritzville Adams County Journal
Whitman County Gazette
Odessa Record
Franklin Connection
Davenport Times
Spokane Valley News Herald
Colfax Daily Bulletin

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023

Rendered 06/10/2023 09:59