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Surprised

I was a bit surprised by Colleen Winchester’s hate-filled open letter to Cathy McMorris Rogers. I was more even more surprised by what triggered her anger. A Constituency email survey on robocalls? Really? It seems that these days the most...

 

Letters: December 12, 2019

Nigerian Christmas Nigerian Christians celebrate Christmas in special ways. If possible, most return to the village of their ancestors, even those living abroad. Beginning early on Christmas day, goats are brought to slaughter, and then the cooking...

 

Stick to the plan

Every year Nancy and I start vegetables indoors in little cups. Within a few months we take them outside to plant. We have gotten very good at nurturing our plants from sprouting to harvesting. And, come planting time, we love the fact that we chose...

 

Letters: November 21, 2019

I wish we could have some way to put an initiative on the ballots in all states so all voters could decide on eliminating the problem we now have with Democrats and Republicans. An initiative on a federal election for all states to vote on similar...

 

A movement away?

The House Executive Rules Committee is a five-member committee within the Washington State House of Representatives consisting of the Speaker of the House; the House Majority Leader; the House Majority Caucus Chair; the House Minority Leader; and...

 

Stone Soup

“Go ahead and drop it in.” I watched in bewilderment as my classmate unloaded several large pebbles into the empty cauldron, which resounded with a cacophony of metallic clangs. I sat waiting my turn in line with my can of sweet corn amongst...

 

Delicate balance

In last week’s Gazette editorial, Gordon Forgey commented on the jeers Donald Trump received at a World Series game in the other Washington. Forgey decried the “utter disrespect shown to a sitting president” and by extension, “the cost that...

 

Letters: October 31, 2019

Climate change Some of us might find it remarkable, given partisan divisions, but it appears Republicans and Democrats are coming together on a surprising issue: Climate change. Lawmakers are responding to public opinion. Last month, a CBS News poll...

 

Letters: October 24, 2019

Endorses Parks Like other Pullman residents, I received my ballot for the upcoming election. Among the issues we will be voting on is the selection of new members to our City Council. I am a resident of Ward 1 and am presently served by Ann Parks. I...

 

Letters: October 17, 2019

It is time It would be wonderful to see President Trump’s tax returns and a breakdown of all expenses of his and his family’s trips to their golf courses and hotels since taking office, along with a tally of the profits he is making while...

 

Give her credit

To Rich Lowry’s National Review column last week, I respond, “You bullied well.” Lowry wrested the message from the messenger and twisted it into the voice of his political opponents. Not a new trick, but despicable, nonetheless. His victim was...

 

Letters: October 3, 2019

Curry letter People have been identifying income inequality as one of the top three problems facing our country. Of course this means wealth inequality, but most are not wanting to acquire wealth for its own sake, but to smooth out the bumps from...

 

Schooling adults

Two weeks ago Gordon Forgey’s editorial was right on the mark. “Climate change is more and more a topic of conversation with those in a position to do something about it.” He called climate change “an idea and cause that will grow and force...

 

Chip chip

Chip chip chip away. Do you notice the chipping away of human rights of migrants and reduction of total number of refugees by the present administration? Day after day, it creates an even more cruel way to block asylum-seekers; the latest being the...

 

Letters: September 12, 2019

Rights In response to Mr. Carl M. Ogren’s anti-gun rant in last week's WCG, please allow me to paraphrase Voltaire when he said “I wholly disapprove of what you say―but will defend to the death your right to say it.” Yes, I know there is...

 

Letters: August 29, 2019

Fleeced Well pilgrims, we've just been fleeced once again. Your no-carbon-footprint-governor just wasted more of our hard earned money. I'm sure he didn't ride a horse or bicycle back east to campaign and debate. Of course a bicycle would be out of...

 

Letters: August 22, 2019

Brock letter Our hearts break again and again as we read headlines in the news about the murders in our land. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were no murder. Ever. If everyone just determined within their own being to NOT murder. That would make...

 

Letters: August 15, 2019

Well done Like Susan Barbee wrote in a recent edition of The Gazette, my wife and I recently made cemetery visits, and like Ms. Barbee we were somewhat dismayed by what we saw. We visited the Colfax Cemetery and were surprised at the dried up grass...

 

Letters: August 8, 2019

Life skills I learned in the 1950's might be well applied in present day. Recently while decorating at the Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe it brought back memories of my youth. My Mom was the caretaker when I was five. No Kindergarten then, so I would go...

 

Letters: August 1, 2019

Franken non fan I have been getting the Gazette for about one year. I am satisfied with the reporting of the local news. My only complaint is about the Emmy award winning reporter who is nothing more than a gossip columnist. Any employee of the...

 

Letters: June 27, 2019

Pretty good overview Skepticism underlies all critical thinking, especially in science. Frank Watson’s May 30 column on climate change illustrates this well. He begins by observing, “Winters…are not as severe as they were when I was a kid....

 

West side view

David Wells, in your letter to the editor you concur with the arguments Frank Watson made in his Whitman County Gazette Opinion article the week prior ("Worth Cultivating" May 23, 2019). You both conclude that, splitting Washington in two and...

 

Letter to the editor

Two editorials in the Gazette's, "One-two punch" dated May 9th and "The Knock out punch?" dated a week later are to be commended for their courage, being printed in a conservative county. Gordon Forgey accurately explained the three threats of...

 

Worth cultivating

Thank you, for Frank Watson's well-written article. If ever the time was right, after our "Leftist Legislature" thinks they have had an "Epic Year" this is a reasonable time to respond. The Washington legislature needs to know they have not served...

 

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