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Cheney teachers need competitive salaries

Last evening (Sept. 10, the Cheney School District teachers staged an informational picketing of the district administrative offices supporting their negotiations team during an arbitration meeting with the administrative team. Teachers are requestin...

 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers strong on pro-life

I want to thank Cathy McMorris Rodgers for speaking at the pro-life Rally in Spokane Valley. Her speech was touching as well as inspirational. Everyone in the room was moved to a standing ovation, numerous times. Cathy touched on the importance of...

 

Lisa Brown Cheney office open for questions

Local supporters of Lisa Brown for Congress invite you to join them for coffee and doughnuts on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cheney field office for the Lisa Brown campaign, 1010 First St., Suite A. Bring your questions for Lisa and...

 

One of the highest expectations is to be respectful

On my classroom door there’s a sign. It reads: “In my room I want you to feel empowered, connected, respected, valued, challenged and supported. How am I doing?” Early on I direct the kids’ attention to it, discuss it, and revisit it. But as...

 

Much needed dose of Yogi Berra's wit and wisdom

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective. Let’s start with “You can observe a lot by just watching” because seeing what is happening now is very disconcerting. We need...

 

McCleary money should be for education needs, not teacher wages

If you would talk to some of my Air Force buddies from the Vietnam era, you would find that I dreamed of being a teacher and football coach for a long time. When I had sufficient time in military service, I decided to obtain my teaching credentials...

 

Democrats trying to scare area seniors

I get very upset about the dishonest, scare-mongering tactics from Lisa Brown’s campaign. I saw them again in the mail card that arrived at my house this week. Lisa claims that Cathy McMorris Rodgers has voted to cut Social Security and Medicare....

 

McMorris Rodgers connects with Eastern Washington small-town values

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the most dedicated, energetic and effective elected official I have ever seen. As chairman of the Pend Oreille County Republicans, I’ve seen a lot of them. Cathy covers her district, one of the largest in America, with a...

 

New coal regulations not worth the risk

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released the details of its new plan to roll back federal pollution restrictions on coal-burning power plants in an attempt to buoy the languishing coal industry and replace stricter Obama-era...

 

Some suggestions on how we can improve our country

A friend and I were engaged in a bit of fanciful wishful thinking the other day when he asked me how I would improve our country with a $100 million or so. I quickly ran down the list of national problems we are rapidly leaving for our...

 

Trade wars hit Washington's cherry growers hard

Last April, Washington wheat, apple and cherry growers hoped U.S. and China trade negotiators would resolve differences and prevent imposition of damaging tariffs on our state’s leading crops. Unfortunately, that did not happened and the costs are...

 

McMorris Rodgers supports veterans

One of Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ signature campaign promises has always been that she will help get veterans the care they deserve and that she has the military’s back. Cathy has fulfilled this promise in bounds. In just the last few years, Cathy...

 

Reasons our ancestors immigrated vary

While waiting outside the Spokane Valley City Council in July, I met an elderly woman who was very proud that she grew up in Idaho and now lived in the Spokane Valley. We had a brief discussion about immigration, and she just couldn’t understand...

 

Some thoughts on doing this journalism thing

Pardon me if this sounds like beating a dead horse. But the opposite is what I hope to accomplish with the following words. This is an effort to spur the horse on in the never ending race that journalists are supposed to run — that being to report...

 

Organic farming isn't any better than regular farming

I visited my favorite supermarket the other day and got lost in the produce section. The price of apples had gone up 50 percent. They were from New Zealand and sported green “organic” labels. They were supposed to have been raised according to na...

 

Columbia River Treaty talks are too vital to ignore

While most of our attention in the Pacific Northwest these days is on trade wars, tariffs and wildfires, there are critical talks underway between the U.S. and Canada over future allocations of the Columbia River system’s water. The two countries a...

 

Sales taxes aren't the only answer to funding

Some comments on Frank Watson’s 8-16-18 opinion piece. In the article he stated: “Schools receive most of their income from real estate taxes. Those in the district who own homes are taxed while those who rent are not.” He continued “I may...

 

Brown should address Democratic Socialism

There’s an article on the liberal website Vox.com called “America might be ready for democratic socialism. It’s not ready for the bill.” It should be required reading for Lisa Brown — and reporters at this paper shouldn’t stop until they...

 
 By FRED OBEE    Opinion    August 16, 2018

No excuse for fake news rhetoric

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. In Spokane, the Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers...

 

Regardless of size, news organizations do the same thing

Greetings and salutations. John McCallum here — your friendly, neighborhood enemy of the American people. I know there are some out there who would agree with the president’s reference to those of us in the news media. There are many who would...

 

Make a sensible argument when discussing taxes and fairness

A few weeks ago, I was in a serious discussion with a young friend who claimed that the Washington state tax system is unfair to the poor. I asked how he came to that conclusion, and he said the rich in Washington pay a lower percent of their income...

 

CMR encouraged to reject cruelty to immigrants

Recently I sent a letter to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Part of the letter says: “I just needed to tell you how encouraged I was when I met some young people from your campaign at the anti-racism rally at the County Courthouse on Aug. 2...

 

McMorris Rodgers strong supporter of disabilities laws

Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been a strong advocate for people with disabilities. She is one of the leaders in Congress, and the whole federal government, on bringing awareness to Down Syndrome. She brought to Congress’ attention the fact that less t...

 

Back in town: Talbot joins Free Press

Driving across the mountains and entering the West Plains felt to me like the whole world had heaved a sigh of relief. Out from under concrete skyscrapers and away from bumper-to-bumper traffic, moving back to Eastern Washington was as much of a...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Law enforcement should be pursuing phantom scammers

Last week my wife and I both received scam attempts. The scammers didn’t get any money from us, but they did cause some inconvenience. In some way that I don’t pretend to understand, they hacked into my wife’s computer, locked it up and demande...

 

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