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 By Bill Forhan    Letters    April 8, 2021 

Real problem with salmon

Declining salmon runs, just like global warming/climate change is just another misunderstood problem that could be solved without removing any dams or spending small fortunes employing lawyers and environmentalists that do not understand the...

 

Telephone companies should be responsible

Today I received three phone calls. When I returned the calls according to my caller ID app on my telephone each one was fraudulent. The numbers they gave me were ‘no longer in service,’ according to the message by the phone company. A...

 
 By Amy Carlson    Letters    April 8, 2021 

Prime Motivation Club

Appreciation for union leadership and workplace improvements cannot mean that every business must therefore subscribe to the union. While willingness to raise standards, offer education and training, and ensure onsite safety are excellent qualities...

 

Support union at Amazon

There are some things I like about Amazon and my Amazon Prime Account, but Amazon isn’t perfect. I like the fact that I can stay at home and order the exact hardware fittings I want without sorting through bins at hardware stores. I like knowing...

 

Echo chamber of education

The use of single thought is dangerous. Group think, the act of surrounding yourself with only like-minded people, is one of the only things that can kill democracy. This is sadly an issue in our education system. Teachers can’t seem to tell the...

 

Public Works accountability

Public Works accountability When Whitman County Public Works was soliciting all that the road levy tax increase would do for the rural residents of Whitman County, I thought it could be beneficial, but have yet to see the benefit. They hired three...

 

CARBON FEE AND DIVIDENDS

With the clock ticking on our opportunity to limit global warming to the critical 2 degree increase by 2030, we need a bill in Congress that is both effective and bipartisan. A carbon fee and dividend policy, where a fee is assessed on carbon fuels...

 

BREACHING DAMS

I am writing in regard to the recent statement by Whitman County Commissioner Michael Largent in regard to the dam breaching proposal by Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson. The Nez Perce Tribe and its people have had a treaty of 1855 in place since before...

 

The Emperor has no clothes

As children, we hear many insightful stories that are simple, but often full of meaning. The one mentioned above seems to resonate with what is happening in our country today. Right before our eyes, we are seeing over and over the truth. Even though...

 

Disagrees with last Gazette editorial

I recently read your opinion piece, “History Under Fire,” in the Feb. 4 edition of the paper and wholeheartedly disagree with your premise. House Bill 1372 is a bill to replace Marcus Whitman’s statue in the National Statuary Hall collection...

 

Manipulation by fear

People are manipulated through fear. •Fear of terrorism •Fear of climate change •Fear of the corona virus The politicians and media, with the help of academia and other recipients of money from the government, fan the flames of fear. People...

 

Retain Skidmore as county health director

It is my opinion that Chris Skidmore remain as our county health director. He already knows what is required to fill the position; no training needed. And most importantly, he knows the needs of this community. He will continue to do an upstanding...

 

Thoughts on House Bill 1054

I understand the need for ethical policing but I must agree with policy director James McMahan - the bill is very vaguely written and does not acknowledge officer safety. This bill restricts the use of necessary tools our officers have to work with...

 

Clean the House

I read with dismay about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers’ flip flop on challenging the certification of the Electoral College. But apparently the protest on Jan. 6 made her change her mind. I’m sorry, but that is (using the biblical phrase from the...

 

Capitol Riots

The riots around our nation’s Capitol were instigated by a president who — in imitation of the great dictators of Europe such as Mussolini, Hitler and Franco — could convince, without a stitch of evidence, millions of Americans that the...

 

Letter insults shutdown opponents

Two weeks ago, a reader not only attacked Publisher Roger Harnack, but also insulted those of us who agreed with his comments and were actually encouraged by them. During prohibition, speakeasies were where Americans went for their alcoholic...

 

Drug prohibition should end

Publisher Roger Harnack’s Dec. 17 column has some insight: America loves prohibitions — 1915, drug prohibition; 1919, alcohol prohibition; and 2020, prohibition against spreading the new cold virus. Some features of prohibition,...

 

Best Gift Ever

Thanks to Onecho Bible Church in Colfax, we ended 2020 with the best gift ever in the mailbox. “The Chosen” is a must see, but even more so after a very emotional and tension filled 2020. More than anything, COVID-19 should remind everyone that...

 

Fraud charges

Yesterday, my 13-year-old son asked me about the election, and the fraud charges leveled by President Trump and his supporters. I thought about my answer for a bit, then used the O.J. Simpson trial, and that jury verdict, as an example of how humans...

 

Speakeasies endanger public

For many years, under the leadership of editor Jerry Jones and Publisher Gordon Forgey, The Gazette was a model of what local newspapers could be. But now, under the Publisher Roger Harnack, it has gone precipitously downhill. His Dec. 17 editorial...

 

Why shut down small business?

I wonder why government wants to shut down our small businesses. Some of us need those places to eat. It’s nice to be able to look at the outside world, too, and that’s why we go out to eat rather than eat at home. I have never in my life had a...

 

Don't be afraid of COVID-19

This virus scare has put us in a hole. The mainstream media has done an excellent job of inciting fear. Their success is due to the grand achievement of government schools squelching that dangerous “critical thinking” process. If people analyze...

 

College players go maskless

As a “pandemic” rages across the land, the Washington State University basketball team had to play the Eastern Washington University team, mask-less. We must demand an end to the blatant mistreatment of college athletes. These poor wards of the...

 

Defends auditor

I am saddened and disheartened by a letter published in the Dec. 3 Gazette. The writer accuses Auditor Sandy Jamison of fraud because she was not permitted to have actual oversight of the ballot-counting process. I wasn’t there, so I am not in a...

 

Fraud possible in ballot count

A Dec. 3 letter may have been a little over the top. The writer was a formal observer of the vote counting in Whitman County. She said, “Fraud was very apparent here.” The observations she cited did not support that. If she had said that the...

 

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