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On the Edge of Common Sense

When you take a seat in the waiting room of a veterinary clinic, a feedlot office or an animal health store, you occasionally notice a body sitting there who looks out of place. They are often dressed...

 

Commentary

Recently, there have been outbreaks of Covid, the Delta Variant or others with assigned Greek alphabet names over the summer. Many people, young and old I know, have experienced, to some degree, the effects of the virus. Whatever category the virus...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The best source of reliable information about the COVID vaccines is the internet site Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When you access this site, you can submit your e-mail address to receive free vaccine updates. If you...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

1. If the new boss’s hat isn’t sweat stained, you can pretty much figger whose will be. 2. Phrases like, “My dad never paid me a dime till I was twenty-five”, or “I haven’t had a day off s...

 

Guest Commentary

Outrage, anger, frustration, sorrow, horror, disbelief, shock, shame: it is impossible to know which emotion I feel most strongly right now. Never in my life have I been so ashamed of my country as I am today. We have gone from being the...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

R.C. is an animal lover. Maybe not the kind of animal lover that the term has come to mean in this era, but the kind that requires a greater commitment. He would tell you he’s a farmer. But he’s...

 

OPINION

In my E-Commentary last week, I mentioned that Governor Inslee had ordered all state employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by mid-October or lose their jobs. Now, teachers and other school...

 

Letters to the Editor

The Shot is the Greatest Crime Against Humanity Ever Committed. As a lifelong resident of Washington State and an ally to those who pursue and support medical freedom, I respectfully and strongly voice my grievances to the public in relation to the...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

When I hear a truck pull up in front of the house and the pandemonium of dogs barkin’ would wake a hibernating mastodon, I relax. It’s only my neighbor, D.K., come to borrow something of his...

 

Guest Commentary

Liberals in Congress are actively campaigning to force price controls on drug manufacturers. The House has already passed bills that would limit the amount of money pharmaceutical companies can...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Corn country landscape - painted late summer - high clouds, heavy with moisture waiting for afternoon to thicken and darken and start raising Cain. You can see for miles. Brown, green, yellow patchwor...

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the editor, Being new to Pomeroy and being new to small-town life has been an education for me. The lack of stores and opportunities for socialization has me thinking about what I can do to improve my new home town. I have been surprised at the...

 

GUEST COMMENTARY

As more cities act to ban a local income tax, detractors claim this effort to protect taxpayers is a waste of time. I really wish there wasn’t a concerted effort to bring the state of Washington and its cities an income tax. Unfortunately,...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Mama, when’s Daddy comin’ home? Is it time to worry yet?” “By supper, darlin’. Eat your Cheerios.” He rode out this morning early. Like he does six days a week I always make him tell...

 

Guest Commentary

While we wait for the capital gains income tax litigation to work its way through the courts, the University of Washington’s Law School has posted an interesting video: “Three-minute Legal Tips: Capital Gains Tax.” The video is a short...

 

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    August 5, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

Some might wonder why prehistoric cave drawings weren’t more detailed. Surely there were artists capable of rendering intricate representations of the circulatory system of aurochs or the dentition...

 

OPINION

By Elizabeth Hovde Senate Bill 50971 would expand coverage in the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program enacted in 2017. It would do so by changing the definition of family and requiring a shorter time-period of employment before...

 

Commentary

POMEROY––Over the past year and five months, the United States and Canada mutually decided to close the 5,500-mile border in March, 2020, to help squelch the spread of COVID-19. Since then, commerce from some types of trade, tourism, and family...

 

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