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Agricultural needs

KREM news recently focused on Washington State’s immigration and agricultural needs by asking the two Congressional candidates, Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, their views on the subject. Last October, an Agriculture Guest-Worker Act was...

 

Google it

Cathy McMorris Rodgers has launched a "Red Scare" attack about Lisa Brown, arguing that Lisa sympathizes with Russian communists because she wrote about Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Emma Goldman in her economics doctoral dissertation. Had Cathy...

 

More taxes

If you want to pay more taxes, vote for Lisa Brown. --David Stueckle, LaCrosse...

 

'Slimed'

For now I will let go Frank Watson's suggestion to ignore the rule of law in this country as espoused in his second to last sentence: "One thing, however I would not spend money on is a team of special prosecutors to investigate something that our...

 

Ideals

A lot has been written about Sen. John McCain since his passing. In many ways McCain embodied the United States itself, an embodiment captured by the word “resilience.” Neither McCain nor our nation was, or is, in any way perfect, yet both had th...

 

Misleading

A recent letter titled “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (Spokesman-Review, 9/2/18), that erroneously concludes “This tax cut benefits the middle class”, is a classic example of grossly misleading statistics like those used by Cathy McMorris Rodgers....

 

Fully functional

Frank Watson ("How to Improve our Country" Aug. 30), you make an excellent suggested use of a windfall, using it to increase the development of alternative energy sources and more fully recyclable packaging. However, you lose the argument by...

 

Being Bullied

When does the bullying end? When did we start living in a time where it was okay to call people who don't agree with you names and judge them before you know them? How are we supposed to teach our youth that bullying is not okay when all they have...

 

Immigrants

While waiting outside the Spokane Valley City Council in July, I met an elderly woman who was very proud that she grew up in Idaho and now lived in the Spokane Valley. We had a brief discussion about immigration, and she just couldn’t understand...

 

Good Citizens of Rosalia

Unlike more progressive cities with established goals and realistic expectations, Rosalia has been hobbled for years by questionable financial expenditures that may not have received the much needed input of interested town folk. This has resulted...

 

Less is not more

We are writing this letter to address our concerns with the notion of a roundabout or a “T” intersection being installed in Colfax. This idea of a roundabout, or “T,” will not only be a public relations nightmare for Colfax, but will result i...

 

Thumbs Up

There is a letter in the Gazette Aug. 9 issue, entitled "Thumbs down," criticizing the lack of information about candidates in this year's election. I am sure the Gazette and other newspapers would not object to publishing political ads, either. I...

 

Encouraged

Recently I sent a letter to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Part of the letter says: ‘I just needed to tell you how encouraged I was when I met some young people from your campaign at the anti-racism rally at the County Courthouse on Aug. 2...

 

Thumbs down

I am very disappointed with the lack of candidate information available for the primary election. No newspaper coverage for many positions. Very few ads with little details about the candidate. No voter pamphlet. Candidate forums held at night when...

 

Doesn't understand

Garth Meyer, in your editorial ("Heads and Tails"), you must be a Republican who doesn't understand what non-Republicans intensely dislike about President Trump. I'll clue you in on some major complaints: His sordid behavior towards women (grabbing...

 

Everybody wins

By electing Rob Rembert as our next district court judge, everybody can win. All citizens of Whitman County win by having the most qualified individual sitting on that bench. Rembert has more years of experience and far greater breadth of experience...

 

Voting dangerously

A sign on Highway 195 between Colfax and Pullman urges readers to "Vote Republican. Keep America moving in the right direction." But our current administration and Congress are moving us in a direction that many of us find unacceptable. We’re...

 

Disingenuous

Voters in Washington's 5th Congressional District have seen Cathy McMorris Rodger's ad regarding Lisa Brown's vote on Community Protection Zones. It is at best disingenuous. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is correct when she says that Lisa Brown opposed a...

 

Carbon pricing

Only two of the world’s 10 leading national economies don’t have carbon pricing programs: The United States and India. The World Bank’s Carbon Pricing 2018, published in May, reports 51 national and sub-national programs (in effect or...

 

Long hours

I choose Rob Rembert as the next Whitman County district court judge. This choice is based upon my first-hand knowledge of his nearly 22 years of practice as a civil litigation and criminal attorney with Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown. In addition...

 

Above the others

For the past twelve years I have worked for Whitman County as a probation officer. First handling adult misdemeanor crimes in district court and for the past eight years working with juveniles in superior court. Within this time, I have had the...

 

Even a few?

Jerry Jones ("Hey, thanks for voting freebie"), are you really that concerned about the state spending 50 cents of each taxpayer's money on postage free ballots in an effort to increase voter participation in our elections? It sounds like you really...

 

Bad air

Again we face bad air quality due to numerous fires in the area. I have lived in Palouse for more than 30 years, and only in the last three years have we had so much issue with fires and bad air quality. We used to open our windows at night to cool...

 

Ideal

Rob Rembert's legal experience and expertise, community involvement and character make him the best-qualified candidate to be Whitman County's District Court judge. Twenty-two years of practice in Whitman County have given him broad and deep...

 

Backs Jamison

I am supporting Sandra Jamison for the position of Whitman County auditor. I have known Sandy for more than 20 years and know her to be conscientious and diligent in her work-being a certified public accountant as well as myself. These attributes...

 

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