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 By Jack Peasley    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

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POMEROY––“Some small communities thrive and grow while others die offering no hope for future generations.” Nearly five years ago, the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce invited SEWEDA to attend an event featuring Doug Griffiths, an author...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

Governor Inslee's flight to Scotland could have eliminated a year of CO2 for his entire staff

OLYMPIA–For just the cost of flying himself and his wife to Scotland in business class, Governor Inslee could have eliminated the CO2 emissions from his entire staff for more than one year. If you i...

 

Guest Commentary

In recent years, environmentalists have targeted natural gas, even though it is an affordable energy source for so many. Their efforts have failed in the Legislature, but apparently Governor Inslee... Full story

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    May 5, 2022

OPINION

Proponents of the unconstitutional capital gains income tax are working overtime to prevent voters from weighing in. First, there was the game last year with the emergency clause to prevent a referendum. Now capital gains income tax supporters are...

 

Guest Commentary

By Elizabeth Hovde In January, understanding how misguided, poorly written and oversold taxpayers feel the state’s long-term-care law is–and after a federal, class-action lawsuit had been filed and a cease-and-desist letter had come in from...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    April 21, 2022

Guest Commentary

failing to come close to meeting their own COVID-19 contact tracing targets, the State Epidemiologist is “proud of the state” for the program. On the other hand, he knows who is to blame for the...

 
 By David Boze    Opinion    April 21, 2022

It's Tax Day, but you are lucky! Give thanks you aren't ALSO filing state income taxes…at least not yet!

Many people struggle to file their income taxes. They sort through a maze of paperwork and rules, try to find the documents they need to fill in the forms and schedules, and a grueling, confusing, or...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I don’t know which is worse: that previously we’ve never had an African-American woman as US Supreme Court Justice or that we’ve never had a Justice with Public Defender experience. Both represent unique perspectives necessary...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Our democracy is under assault! As renowned analyst Fareed Zakaria’s CNN documentary recently affirmed, the Trumpian lies, racism and debunked conspiracy theories promoting dictatorship have largely taken over the rank and file of...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Whether you are Republican or Democrat Joe Biden is the current president and Donald Trump is the most recent past president. You may not have liked Donald Trump as president, but he had a vision of making this country self-sufficient....

 

Should citizen ballot measures be banned in odd year elections?

A bill scheduled for a public hearing next week (HB 1727) would ban citizen ballot measures in odd years, but still allow local governments to call special elections to increase taxes. A similar bill was proposed in 2020. Former Secretary of State Ki...

 

Quote of the Week

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” – Thomas Aquinas...

 

Commentary

Local businesses, members, and the community were shocked with the news that a branch of one of the area’s prevalent financial institutions, Lewis Clark Credit Union, better known as LCCU, is planning to close its doors in Pomeroy. I know I was a...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I have enjoyed the letters to the editor from Eric McKiernan including the most recent in the 1st edition of 2022. There are few who are brave enough to stand up publicly for conservatism, morals and freedom by word or actions. I’m...

 

Guest Commentary

By Rowena Itchon What do evergreen trees, ham, turkey, eggnog, and champagne all have in common? The holidays, yes, but also America’s agriculture–most notably the great agricultural states of the West. Let’s start with Thanksgiving dinner....

 

So Long...

Dear Folks, This is Cindy Lou, Baxter’s wife, writing to you. I am very, very behind in sending this out to you but I wasn’t sure what to say. Not a good excuse, Baxter would say as he got after...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The local democrat contingency seems to have a mouthpiece south of reason and void of thought, and I did not wish to be the alter ego of that twisted thinking. Not long ago I traveled to Coeur d’ Alene, driving through Whitman...

 

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