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Editor’s note: Jack Peasley contacted Doug Griffiths, MBA with Kelly Clemmer, the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” published by Friesen Press, who graciously gave permission to reprint in the East Washingtonian, the first chapter of...

 

Snake River Spring Chinook returns increase again, contradicting claims of dam opponents

For the third year in a row, the Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook salmon run has increased. On May 22, the Spring/Summer Chinook returns surpassed the 2021 total, with 86 days remaining before the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Tumbleweed Weekend. There has been a lot of discourse over the years about the term “Tumbleweed Weekend”. I have some in our community say that it is outdated, that it doesn’t put our town in a nice light, and that it should be...

 

Guest Commentary

Editor’s note: Jack Peasley contacted Doug Griffiths, MBA, with Kelly Clemmer, the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community,” published by Friesen Press, who graciously gave permission to reprint the first chapter of his book-East...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Ronald Reagan once said something like, “isn’t it interesting that the people who are pro-abortion are people who had the opportunity to be born?” When President Donald Trump addressed Congress during his term, he gave a most...

 

Guest Commentary

Editor’s note: Jack Peasley contacted Doug Griffiths, MBA with Kelly Clemmer, the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” published by Friesen Press, who graciously gave permission to reprint in the East Washingtonian, the first chapter of...

 

New COVID-19 messaging from governor is needed; old script is dangerous, booster case numbers concerning

Vaccine hesitancy has been continuously shamed by Gov. Jay Inslee and was again Saturday in an interview on Crosscut. People who don’t get vaccinated or boosted, according to the governor, are making an irresponsible choice, holding the rest of us...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Recently, I went to Garfield County Hospital’s Emergency Department for a respiratory issue. It was a Sunday afternoon, and after being let in, I was immediately treated by two nurses, one of whom called the on-call provider,...

 
 By Jack Peasley    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Guest Commentary

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... Full story

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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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...

 

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