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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    August 13, 2020 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I played in a celebrity golf tournament in Oklahoma City a while back. Now, I’ve been to a few celebrity team ropings, a couple celebrity stock dog trials, a million brandings and one celebrity...

 
 By Chris Cargill    Opinion    August 13, 2020 

OPINION

Young Washingtonians are pissed off. Though we've made incredible gains as a society, far too many people are being denied access to jobs, healthcare, even affordable housing. We need to tear down...

 

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    August 6, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

“The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco Idaho When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a packing house. Here we sit 45 years...

 

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 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    July 30, 2020

OPINION

Members of the forgotten branch of government during the COVID pandemic, the legislative branch, continue to make their voices heard concerning the need for a special session. Sen. John Braun, ranking member on the Senate Ways and Means Committee,...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 30, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

The other day on the internet, I saw an old commercial of a semi truck that had these words painted on the side: JONNY KAT, KITTY LITTER. For some reason that had a profound ffect on me. Imagine a... Full story

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Guest Commentary

"There is little sign of recovery of Puget Sound Chinook populations in each biogeographic region, and most populations remain far below their recovery planning targets." –Puget Sound Partnership,...

 

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Is the Governor going to roll the state back to Phase 1 shutdown?

The majority of counties in Washington are now in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening plan, allowing most businesses to operate and letting people go back to work. Recent comments from local and state...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 23, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

Another white horse just rode by. I guess I saw him comin’ I felt him breathin’ down my neck, I heard his hoofbeats drummin’. I’ve seen ’em’ pass this way before. They mark the separation...

 

Letters to the Editor Encouraged

The East Washingtonian’s Letter to the Editor space on the opinion page provides a forum for residents of Pomeroy and Garfield County to express their opinions and concerns about matters of public interest as part of the “community...

 

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OPINION

As the COVID–19 viral pandemic rages across the world, the political left in the United States wants to use this health crisis as a reason to transform our health care into a government–run,...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 16, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

This is one of those stories that sound so unbelievable that you’ll know I didn’t make it up! Mike studied the bloodlines. He checked performance records. He knew his herd like the top two layers...

 

Guest Commentary

By LIV FINNE Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that families can use tax credit scholarships to send their children to private religious schools. This decision reaffirms the constitutionality of school...

 

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 By Paul Guppy    Opinion    July 9, 2020

OPINION

SEATTLE–We often hear that it is important to lead by example. Lately, the example set by Seattle's elected leaders has been one of lawlessness, civic breakdown and broken governance. City leaders...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 9, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

It could only happen to a cowboy. Thurman had established himself as a figure of some note in the Corriente Association. The Association had developed over the years into a successful representative o...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    July 2, 2020

OPINION

With the state’s budget outlook in the news, discussion of a capital gains tax is occurring with greater frequency. There is one piece of information that is consistently left out, however: the fact that a capital gains tax is an income tax. This i...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Many years ago this month, I was invited to the 75th Annual Southwestern Saskatchewan Sheep and Woolgrowers/Stockdog Trials in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. The night before the big do, I sat in Bernice’s kitchen as she cut leg o’lamb into one-inch...

 

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 By Pam Lewison    Opinion    June 25, 2020

WSDA's "no knock" trapping unwise

The Washington State Department of Agriculture announced Monday they would begin the annual “hunt for pests” by placing thousands of traps around the state without notifying landowners in advance. WSDA has chosen to avoid contacting landowners...

 

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