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In August, I wrote about Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee negotiating away a COVID-19 booster requirement that he placed on some state workers in June. He said the requirement would bring a public health benefit and “ensure the health of our...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Have you noted, like I have, that when evil cracks a door it is never satisfied until it forces that door to its limits. Let's look, look at abortion on demand. It started out in 1973 that an abortion could only take place in the 1st t...

 

OPINION

Governor Inslee announced today that he will finally end governing under an emergency order, after more than 900 days, on October 31. When the legislature next convenes it should ensure that this type of ongoing emergency governance without...

 

OPINION

On February 29, 2020, Governor Inslee issued a declaration of an emergency related to the COVID pandemic. Since then, the Governor has issued numerous emergency orders either waiving various laws and/or imposing restrictions on citizens and...

 

GUEST COMMENTARY

As the senator representing WSU-Pullman, tuition costs have always been of particular interest to me. The Biden administration’s controversial plan to “forgive” hundreds of billions of dollars i...

 

OPINION

Washington State Attorney Bob Ferguson recently announced he opposes the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in Washington state, claiming “This pipeline is bad for the environment and bad for...

 

Reality on the Governor's Snake River dam report

Todd Myers, Environmental Director at the Washington Policy Center and member of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, released this statement regarding the release of the governor's report on the...

 

CDC acknowledges changing situation with COVID-19; Inslee has some catching up to do

Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said COVID-19 recommendations will no longer differentiate based on vaccination status. CDC officials told reporters the new guidelines acknowledge that most Americans have some...

 

Guest Commentary

By Jomo Thomas ‘If Covid were a battlefield, it would still be warm with the bodies of the unvaccinated.” Thankfully the mandates are letting up, and both sides of the war stumble back to the new normal. The unvaccinated are the heroes of the las...

 

Politicians aren't responsible for high gas prices? Oh, give us a break

OLYMPIA–Ever since gas prices shot into the stratosphere, I’ve been hearing a chorus of apologists declare that elected officials aren’t responsible for high gas prices. Well, I happen to be an elected official, and I don’t think that’s...

 

Guest Commentary

By Camela McKinley East Washingtonian Guest Columnist “You should believe what you want to believe, in this country.” I quote that exactly. I ran to write it down the second after I heard it. It was stated by an anti-vaxxer who was part of a...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Abortion is not a constitutional right. The government should not ban, promote or fund abortions. Abortion is a personal decision and responsibility of the parties involved only. What I do not understand people rioting and protesting...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    July 21, 2022

WEA asks state supreme court to do what voters won't on income taxes

The Washington Education Association (WEA) on June 30 filed a legal brief with the state supreme court in the capital gains income tax case asking the justices to change their prior rulings and now declare that income isn’t property (meaning you...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Congresswoman. First you voted against protecting children from mass shootings by weapons of war. Then you voted against women having their own choice over their own bodies. Then you voted against environmental protection. And now...

 

Guest Commentary

This week saw a number of new state laws go into effect. Among them are a couple that are part of the Democrats' new state transportation-funding package. The chart below shows how several fees that...

 

Democratic Governor on providing tax relief to help with inflation: "It is absolutely unconscionable not to do this"

Governor Inslee has repeatedly made it clear that he believes his spending priorities exceed any need to provide tax relief to help families deal with the impact of record inflation. On the same day Inslee declined President Biden’s call for...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I would like to recognize and applaud the success of the 2022 Pirate Hoops for Kids: Pomeroy Basketball Camp. Camp was provided by the PHS Girls Basketball Team and ran by Head Coach Tai Bye and Assistant Coach, Gena Severson....

 

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 h... Full story

 

McMorris Rodgers Secures Wins to Protect Lower Snake River Dams, Advance Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

Washington, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which included critical language she requested to help protect the Lower Snake River dams and create an...

 

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... Full story

 

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