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Sale of the Gazette

I have sold the Gazette and Daily Bulletin. The new owners will take over on March 1. The papers will officially become part of the Free Press Publishing group in Cheney. It has been a big decision, but I am confident that the change will give the...

 

Chun's Choosing

WSU Athletic Director Patrick Chun has been in the job for just over two years. In that time, his two biggest decisions have drawn a contrast with his predecessor. Chun's choice of Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich for the new WSU football coach made the...

 

Motives

When Donald Trump was looking into Ukraine last year, how concerned was he about presidential candidate Joe Biden? Enough that he wanted foreign help to beat him? If so, wouldn't that be about the most overestimated Joe Biden has been in his life? Bi...

 

Positive and progressive impact?

I can't think of any previous Super Bowl where I had to Google who was booked for the halftime show. The honor went to Shakira and Jennifer Lopez this year. I'll start off by saying kudos for having two Spanish-speaking singers headlining the show...

 

Taking away Boeing pride

Some day, maybe two, three or 10 years from now, a comprehensive book on the Boeing disasters will be written and published. How did a company with all its design experience, corporate skill, money and pride fall to where it is today? The primary...

 

Good Riddance

Mike Leach, Washington State University head coach for eight seasons, has left to be head coach at Mississippi State University. Good riddance. The football coach of any university is often the face of the football program, and more notably, the...

 

Joint Solutions?

Over 300 people attended a workshop in Lewiston on the Snake River dams. The meeting was designed to give various views on the future of the dams, fish runs and alternatives. The third and last of the workshop meetings was in Pasco. A panel...

 

National service

The assassination of Iranian general Oassem Soleimani has caused fear in America. The threat of a war with Iran has been openly discussed. As a result, the internet is abuzz with concerns that the military draft will be reinstated should the situatio...

 

2020: A New Year

The new year is a time to reset priorities and agendas. It is time to step boldly into new goals and new enterprises. Gone is 2019. 2020 offers a fresh start in many ways. It has been said recently that 2019 was the year that climate change deniers...

 

Yes, Virginia

Dear Editor. I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon Virginia, your little friends are...

 

Not too late

Precious few days remain for getting ready for Christmas. Gifts, food, decorations and everyday chores are just a few of the tasks ahead. Some people are done and ready for the celebration. For the rest of us, a lot remains to be finished. It is not...

 

Party Lines

Donald Trump is close to being impeached by the House of Representatives. Hearings continued on Monday, but it is almost a forgone conclusion that Articles of Impeachment will be approved in committee by the end of the week and then voted on by the...

 

Stuck

On a Saturday last August in Pullman, a Lentil Festival parade entry rounded the corner of Main Street. A scattering of claps rose. Was it a small, unfamiliar non-profit? The Pullman junior soccer league kids? The Rising Stars Dance Studio? It was...

 

Shop Small

An aerial view of Whitman County shows a vast agricultural area. Spotted in this expanse are some small enclaves of people. These are the towns of Whitman County. From the air, the small towns look isolated from each other. Connecting them and...

 

One step forward, another back

The Amazon rainforest is getting international attention, more than it has in the past. Long recognized as the heart of the world’s climate control, it is being devastated even more than in the past. Reportedly, more of the untouched jungles have...

 

Historic period

The country is entering a historic period. The House of Representatives is conducting hearings for its impeachment inquiry against the president. The hearings started Wednesday. Ostensively, the hearings are to determine if there is enough evidence t...

 

Fall back, spring forward

Changing clocks every so often may be a thing of the past. The regular shift from Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time and back again is under scrutiny. Originally, Daylight Saving Time was initiated to save energy, improve worker productivity and...

 

Going too far

The President of the United States was booed at a World Series baseball game. Reportedly, the majority of the crowd participated. They also yelled in unison, “Lock him up.” This chant comes from Trump’s own words when he repeatedly said Hillary...

 

Fines for a job well done

On April 9, North Grand Avenue in Pullman was flooded by rushing waters from the Missouri Flat Creek drainage. Several businesses were badly damaged. People were trapped by the rising waters. Some were forced to take refuge on tables and such. One...

 

Sean Spicer, the dancer

The Sean Spicer show continues. Remember Sean? He was the press secretary for President Donald Trump. He was contentious and madly loyal to Trump. Spicer was the one who claimed that the crowd for Trump’s inauguration was the largest ever. This...

 

Please stand for the jury

During a jury trial in superior court, all people in the courtroom are asked to stand to recognize members of the jury when they file into the room and take their seats in the jury box. The practice is a recognition of the power which has been...

 

Elon Musk's latest

With all the things going on on Earth, attention to the stars has been subdued. Elon Musk is trying to change that. At his launch site in Texas, he held a press conference to introduce his new SpaceX Starship, a prototype of a soon-to-be full scale...

 

The other half

In the free bin at Main Street Books in Colfax, a few months ago, was a book with a picture of a building inside. “A Day In the Life of America” was part of a series that sent photographers across one land mass on one day to capture its essence....

 

A run of fish

Thousands of painted plastic fish now adorn the concrete river fences in downtown Colfax. Many were attached to the fencing over the weekend by volunteers. The fish are in undulating lines giving color and a sense of motion to the decorations. A cadr...

 

Low level high priority

The climate change debate continues. Democrat contenders for the party’s nomination for the presidency presented their views on the problem in a long town hall on CNN last week. The proposals and the suggestions varied. The presentation was one of...

 

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