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 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Bait jars could send a message to Fish and Wildlife

Unintended consequence or bureaucratic power grab? Given the things being ordered behind locked doors of government offices, I’ll take the latter. Tonight, March 25, when the... — Updated 3/26/2020


Media can help prevent lack of health education in our society

At these hard times, I am concerned how people are being educated on health issues we are facing in today’s society. Through my experience of this COVID-19 pandemic I have witnessed people doing things that have clearly been... — Updated 3/26/2020


Media: Give us virus facts, not your best guesses

Based on current events regarding the COVID-19 virus, I have noticed that many people are struggling to get clear information on what is happening and how we as a community can be proactive. One issue that concerns me is that... — Updated 3/26/2020


Just breathe, you're probably going to make it

As we are all aware the coronavirus is taking over everything we do, whether it’s our social media, TV and daily lives which includes shutting down school and work. Every day we are seeing new death reports that only scare and... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

We're still here, but we've made some changes to our coverage

As a member of the “Fourth Estate,” our newspaper staff regularly comes in close contact with people from all walks of life. Knowing that, we are doing our part to help prevent... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion

Taking this disease lightly serves no good purpose

It’s times like these that bring out the best and worst in people. Unlike previous crisis, this one surrounding the spread of novel coronavirus and the disease it carries, COVID-19, has elements of politics mixed in. It also is... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Coronavirus is testing telecommuting effectiveness

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will work from home. Washington is at the point of... — Updated 3/12/2020


Wanting to change America isn't being socialist

Frank Watson tells us in his Thursday, March 5 commentary, that, “…patriotism really is a good thing.” Read on and discover that what Frank means is that if you agree with him, you’re patriotic and if you don’t, you’re... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion

Dump the time change, Ringo and I need sleep

While this plea may not carry much weight I’m going to present it anyway. Ringo my beagle has an eating disorder, meaning that if an entire bag of food were somehow left within reach of his snout, he just might eat until he... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. In Salem, rural Republican... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Having and displaying patriotism really is a good thing

During a recent Democratic Party debate, candidate Pete Buttigieg made a comment that just about floored me. He said, “The American Dream is alive and well – In Denmark!” Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobachar both nodded in... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion

Rob Chase officially announces congressional 5th District candidacy

SPOKANE – Former Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase has announced he will be running for Congress in Washington’s 5th District. Chase will challenge incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is seeking a ninth term as the... — Updated 2/27/2020


Spokane Transit Authority briefs council on route changes

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The city of Airway Heights moved the regular Monday night council meeting to Tuesday, Feb. 18, due to the President’s Day holiday. The Spokane Transit Authority (STA) made a presentation on significant route... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

The Colorado River water problems are worsening

Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is part of our National Parks “bucket list.” The trip was a real eye-opener. The Canyon is... — Updated 2/27/2020


Big deal, so I 'flunked retirement?'

By PAUL DELANEY Staff reporter SPOKANE — Under cover of darkness. Sneaking in the back door. Or better yet, call it making good on a pledge. Quietly, my old byline that was officially retired to the Cheney Free Press archives... — Updated 2/27/2020


Mark primary ballot with most electable candidate

A few years ago, I attended a workshop on politics in San Francisco. One of the main ideas taken away from that event was the importance of enthusiasm. Washington state has tried to increase voter participation with mail-in... — Updated 2/20/2020


Herrick missed at Feed Medical Lake

With heavy heart the volunteers of Feed Medical Lake bid farewell to our fellow volunteer and friend, Roy Herrick, who passed away Jan. 23, 2020 after suffering from a stroke in July 2019. Roy was a diligent worker and our liaison... — Updated 2/20/2020


Rare opportunity to change districting

By LUNELL HAUGHT Contributor Washington has the opportunity to review and change the Redistricting Commission every 10 years. This is the group that works in the background making sure the wheels of democracy turn smoothly and fair... — Updated 2/20/2020


Three cheers for the American Legion

By DON C. BRUNELL Contributor The 2020 race for the White House is heating. It’s shaping up to be a referendum on America’s market-based economic system. The central question is government or the private sector going to provide... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JASON MERCIER    Opinion

Public records should be kept public – for everyone

When House Bill 1888 was proposed this year to help protect state employee unions from an ongoing battle with the Freedom Foundation, the media was strong in opposition against blowing a hole in the state’s Public Records Act.... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Boys should compete against other boys

Boys are boys and girls are girls. There’s no in-between, at least when it comes to sports. I know it’s not politically correct to say that in this day and age. But genetically... — Updated 2/13/2020


Creating welcoming communities across America

Across rural America, demographics are changing, and community leaders are redefining what makes their small towns successful and vibrant. Traditionally, a prosperous community is defined as economically viable, with enough... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Keeping health workers healthy is key to fighting deadly diseases

Keeping hospitals and health workers healthy is key to fighting diseases. With new and more deadly viruses, the job is more challenging. Although the coronavirus has captured the... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Messing with nature has consequences

The state Legislature has directed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove the catch limits on bass, walleye and channel catfish in all waters of the state where they coexist with salmon. It seems that someone in... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

It's the elected elite who reign in Olympia

Oligarchy. I like the sound of the word. It kind of rolls off the tongue, but I don’t like it as a form of government. Winning an election does not grant the victor wisdom beyond those of us who have never run for office. Those... — Updated 1/30/2020


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