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 By PEBBLES CHOE    Opinion    October 11, 2018 

What does responsibility mean to me?

My name is Pebbles Choe, and I have attended the Medical Lake School District for my entire young school life. And currently I attend Medical Lake High School as a freshman. Last year, while I was attending Medical Lake Middle School, I had the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    October 11, 2018 

'Breaking news and Tuesdays' really makes us frown

Back in the 1970s, brother and sister pop singing duo Karen and Richard Carpenter had a memorable hit song, “Rainy Days and Mondays.” It seemed to play all the time and lamented that those two times “always get me down.” There’s a...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    October 11, 2018 

Initiatives are grassroots democracy at its best

Tis the season. We have four seasons in Eastern Washington: basketball season, dry season, fire season and political season. We are slowly making it through the season for politics. As bad as it seems, it could be worse. We could be in a...

 

Community response to fire appreciated

We would like to express our most sincere thanks to several people and organizations for their immediate response and assistance involving the wildfire Tuesday at State Route 904 and Mullinex Road. We were staying in the Peaceful Pines RV Park which...

 

Jessa Lewis is needed in government

From the first time I heard Jessa Lewis ask for support in her run for state senator in the Sixth Legislative District in a talk given in Airway Heights I was almost stunned. I remember thinking, “This woman will succeed at whatever she sets her...

 

'Love Letters' is an excellent character study

If you haven’t already seen StageWest’s current production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” do yourself a favor and grab some friends to go see it with you this weekend. It’s not a mushy romance, but rather a character study of two...

 

Anthony has District 3 commissioner qualities

I have never known Robbi Katherine Anthony by any other name, but that would have not mattered to me. Regardless of what her name is, it only takes one conversation with her to know that she has a beautiful mind. It takes a special kind of someone...

 

Politicians playing politics? Well, yes

I always find it fascinating when someone accuses politicians of playing politics. Webster’s first reference for the word politics describes it as a.) the art or science of government; b.) the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing...

 

Whatever happened to the idea of fairness in America?

Like many Americans, I watched the testimony of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. At the halfway point, following Ford’s testimony, I was convinced Kavanaugh was toast. Ford’s demeanor as well as her words were...

 

Don't look now, but the Russians are indeed coming

In the 1960s, there was a popular movie called: “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming.” The plot was a Soviet naval commander runs his sub aground off a Massachusetts coastal island and sends two English-speaking crewmen ashore to...

 

Human behavior needs better explanation in Ford/Kavanaugh hearing

By NANCY STREET Contributor As a psychologist  (Ph.D.) who has taught college-level psychology for more than 30 years, I want to inform the public of three different aspects of human behavior that could apply to the Christine Blasey-Ford – Brett...

 

News briefs

Eastern Washington University to receive $100,000 from EPA Eastern Washington University officials learned they will be receiving $100,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education Grants Program to help fund the...

 

Kavanaugh accusations warrant investigation

Sexual assault should not be a partisan issue. That’s not a statement I ever thought would have to be spelled out in black and white, but rather a given based on human decency. But here we are. It’s a statement that seems to have been forgotten...

 

If we all bought American, there wouldn't be tariff turmoil

My first new car was a Chevy Malibu made in Detroit. A few years later, my wife and I bought a few acres north of Airway Heights and thought we needed a small truck. I wouldn’t settle for anything but an American brand and was surprised to find...

 

Boeing's hypersonic venture hopfully won't sink

Last spring, Boeing revealed its proposed hypersonic passenger airliner which would fly much higher and faster than the Concorde — the only previous supersonic commercial airplane. For reference, supersonic jets fly over the speed of sound (660...

 

McMorris-Rogers recent advertisements are doubling down on proven falsehoods

It must be working for Rep. McMorris Rodgers to make ads approved by her that are untrue. I just received a solicitation by mail on Sept. 14, that doubles down on the lie that her opponent wanted to allow sex offenders to live near public schools....

 

The world shouldn't be your garbage can

What is it that prompts people to toss their bag of fast food garbage along the side of the road for someone else to clean up, and not just on the passenger side floorboard for disposal at home in the trash can? Or what was it that made it right for...

 

Avoid trouble tweeting - especially when on the job

Editor’s note: Much of the content for this column came from the most recent edition of HR Magazine, which is the magazine for the Society of Human Resources Management. Since President Trump took office, the attention to social media has mushroome...

 

The perils of living one's life solely with plastic

I received a call from my credit card company last week informing me that my card had been used in Brazil, and I needed to verify a 36-cent charge at a fast food outlet in Rio. I have never been to Rio. It is on my list behind Rome, Australia, and...

 

New transit center leaves rider speechless

Sunday, Sept. 16, was the first day the new Spokane Transit Authority’s West Plains Transit Center was open. I went from Medical Lake on Route 62 to the WPTC and transferred to Route 64, which was enroute from Cheney to Spokane. The connection was...

 

McMorris Roger's campaign violations

To the recent indictments of U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) for insider trading and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) for campaign finance violations, Eastern Washington voters need to add that the Congressional Ethics Committee found credible...

 

Brown and Wilson will bind country together

Recently there was an alt-right gun rally in Spokane. The gun activists wallpapered themselves with assault weapons and strutted about for needed attention. The candidate for 6th District state representative, Jenny Graham, was there supporting...

 

The best approach is to wait for answers

Like the rest of you, I want some answers to why a knife-wielding man was shot and killed in Mitchell’s Harvest Foods parking lot late Sept. 3 by three Cheney police officers. Unlike some of you, however, I’m willing to wait before I start...

 

Can there be a middle ground in the abortion debate?

I recently took my grandson back to the Midwest to get better acquainted with some of his relatives. He is only recently aware that he is related to a huge clan of Midwesterners. While there, I watched as two of my kinfolks debated whether or not...

 

Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses

When one approaches the Tri-Cities, it is impossible to ignore Lampson International’s monstrous cranes in its Pasco assembly yard. Those gantries stand out like the Space Needle in Seattle and reach over 560 feet into the sky. Like the Space...

 

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