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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    November 25, 2021 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Most would admit it was an unusual location to put a chain in the first place. Not that it didn’t look at home amongst the rotting posts and rusty headgate, but there it was. Miles and his wife...

 

Guest Commentary

In a 7-2 ruling this morning the State Supreme Court said the partial vetoes the Governor made in the 2019 transportation budget were unconstitutional. When issuing those vetoes the Governor said: “While my veto authority is generally limited to...

 

A. F. Branco

A. F. Branco...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“There’s only one thing worse than eating next to a left-handed person, and that’s heading for him. It’s like trying to screw the male end of a garden house into the matching threads on your...

 

OPINION

By Sen. Mark Schoesler Last Friday, Secretary of the Senate Brad Hendrickson sent an email to all senators and Senate staff to announce how the Senate will conduct the 2022 legislative session after t...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Twas a matchup made in Elko for the cowboys in the know Called the Rough and Ready Knock Down Finals All Ranch Rodeo. Now the Texans entered up a team they thought could never lose When they bet...

 

OPINION

By Jason Mercier TVW recently held a Q&A event between students and the Governor discussing various topics. The full interview is worth watching. Topics included dam breaching, homelessness, climate policy, police reform and vaccine mandates. One...

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–House Republicans today called for a repeal of the Democrats' new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Peter Abbarno have drafted legislation to repeal the state program, saying it is unfair,...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I had just finished loading 184 seven-foot steel T-posts, old ones, by the way, in my pickup and was unloading a mere 24 bales of hay from the front section of my gooseneck stock trailer. It was a...

 

Regulatory agency keeps door open for Inslee vaccine mandate on all employers

When Governor Inslee issued his COVID vaccine mandate for most state employees and health-care workers in both the public and private sectors, we wondered if and when he would try to extend that...

 

Congress members respond to closed-door efforts to breach Lower Snake River Dams

Washington, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) respond following Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray announced they would...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It was a severe case of vegetable defamation, the makin’s of a landmark case of harassment and abuse. The plaintiff, a Miss Parsley, was demanding compensation of one Paul Pierre Potato and, to-be-s...

 

Commentary

Inslee is still targeting Snake River dams It’s no secret that Gov. Inslee is not a fan of the four dams on the lower Snake River. I think it had been a few months since our governor last said...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Do you ever give much thought to where your weaner steers and heifers go when you load’em on the truck or take ’em to the sale? You think maybe it’s like goin’ off to college? Stay in the...

 

Commentary

Once again, federal politicians have mandated the cancellation of the upcoming holidays, in a round-about way, by ensuring empty shelves, late or no delivery, and the possibility of another Fauci–COVID–protocol–proclamation. What!?–No...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, N.M., where his uncle...

 

OPINION

Food security is often thought of as a national topic, but food security starts locally. Washington state is part of what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has dubbed the “Fruitful Rim.” Yet, we are also home to numerous “food deserts...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I was in the hospital with COVID for about six days and was treated by all personnel very well; vaccinated or not. It is a shame that these liberals are demanding all people working in the hospital, get a vaccination. It shouldn’t...

 

GUEST COMMENTARY

The button works–for some people! Baby steps. If you have private long-term-care insurance (LTCI) and want to opt out of a new long-term-care payroll tax starting in January, you can apply for an exemption with the state of Washington starting...

 

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