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Darwin Awards

Teaching Psychology for 20 years at Spokane Falls Community College was such a learning experience – for me. I hope the students also learned a lot about the “Scientific study of behavior and mental processes.” When teaching the section on...

 

Kudos Meyer

Oh, how I appreciated Lisa Meyer’s article in last week’s Gazette. If only everyone in the country could read her thoughts, hear her philosophy. Could it be published in some of the larger, urban papers across the country? Thank you for your...

 

Optimistic

It has been a difficult spring on many fronts. I’ve been reassured, though, by the community spirit displayed on the Palouse. From patrons purchasing gift cards to help struggling businesses, to restaurants providing free dinners for those in...

 

Flag support

I'm disappointed and disgusted with the city of Palouse for caving to the mob of 4 people to even consider dishonoring police. Is the city of Palouse such a hotbed of controversy that they can't stand with law enforcement by proudly flying the BLUE...

 

Misunderstood?

I sincerely hope I misread or misunderstood Nancy Street’s letter to the editor last week. She used three underlying premisses that hopefully she didn’t intend, or if she did, to which I strongly object. The first is that people “of European...

 

Fight, Flight and Freeze

Fight, Flight, and Freeze are the three biological responses to danger. There doesn't even have to be a real danger. If your nose smells danger, then your body is going to come out fighting, fleeing, or freezing. Body's choice. The survival instinct...

 

Pros and Cons

Roger Harnack, Publisher, To communicate effectively, a speaker or writer needs to know his/her audience. I believe the new Publisher does not understand his Whitman County reader audience. This county, north to south, east to west has one of the...

 

Mask decision support

As Whitman County begins the now-expedited process of re-opening, I believe the next tension will exist between those who chose to wear a mask and those who don’t wear one. I am not extremely interested in debating whether or not you chose to;...

 

Need Cooperation

Dear Mr. Harnack: I write to deplore the attitude expressed in your editorial of May 14th, which I would summarize as an objection to the measures contemplated by Washington State Government in its attempt to manage a return to the social and...

 

Adele comeback?

Adele Ferguson used to write wonderful opinion pieces for the WHITMAN COUNTY GAZETTE. She really had an inside track on Washington state politics. I would love to hear her take on Governor Inslee’s response to the coronavirus if you can coax her...

 

COVID treatment

Suddenly, we have hope. Doctors are now able to treat severe cases of Covid, with no ventilators, in most cases, and no deaths so far, with the new method. (Report by NBC4 of Los Angeles area, May 6, 2020.) "I am 100 percent convinced that if we...

 

A fine man

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our longtime friend Ken Hames. For many years Ken and his lovely wife Veva Jean hosted the John Wayne Wagons and Riders on our stop in Rosalia celebrating Battle Days. They allowed us to camp...

 

Universal health care

In the mid 80s I had great health care for my young family. I worked in construction and as long as there was work, I had wonderful health care because I was in a strong union. During a slow period when work dried up, I used COBRA to buy health care...

 

Disappointment

I am writing to express my disappointment with Rep. Mark Schoesler’s April 16 editorial. As a leader he should spend less time criticizing Governor Inslee and more time working on bipartisan measures to develop safe and effective guidelines on how...

 

Grateful for Jones

Jerry Jones was a good guy and we will miss him so much. I really appreciate all the work he did for the Colfax Gazette. He did a lot of walking and did a good job taking pictures. He would come up to Rosalia for Battle Days, sports and other event...

 

Invaluable immigrants

Since college days, I have always been in touch with the immigrant community in the United States, starting with my position as Major Chairman of International Forums at the University of Illinois. So, it has been a great surprise and revelation to...

 

Goodbye Gazette

After over 30 years of buying, subscribing and reading the Whitman County Gazette, I am through. The editorial in the April 2 edition is just too much for me. The transfer of reason from Mr. Fogerty to Mr. Harnack is a deal breaker. To make it...

 

America's coronavirus expert

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns us we need to fear the virus will return when cooler weather comes back in the fall and winter. Now is the perfect time to stop all the “global warming epidemic nonsense”. Use the “so called” warmer temperature in...

 

Statement of Solidarity

I solemnly express my vote of solidarity with you the American people during this inordinate storm of CORONAVIRUS whose negative ramifications have reverberated across the breadth and length of the globe and history bears footprints of the...

 

Government overreach

Gov. Jay Inslee’s house-arrest order for the populace, Proclamation 20-25, is in conflict with the Bill of Rights. Our rights of the free exercise of religion, of the people to peaceably assemble, of due process of law, as well as our Ninth...

 

Protecting from virus

Roger Harnack's April 2nd editorial quotes Benjamin Franklin about giving "up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety...," which was not written at the time of a pandemic, even though Roger wrote that our nation's forefathers were...

 

Friday fast

I am grateful to have grown up and raised my family in Whitman County. In this strange, pandemic world, I am especially glad that I still call this quiet corner of the world home. Mr. Obama is certain COVID-19 is a result of global warming. Maybe....

 

1918 Lesson

I have not seen a comparison of the 1918 flu epidemic to the one we are experiencing now. That one was devastating, too. There are very few folks around who could relate stories from then. I heard one my father, Harvey Barr, told many times and will...

 

Prohibition's market

Me: "Prohibition's drug pushing has gotten out of hand. We need to return drugs to a legal and regulated market." Them: "Legalize drugs? When you become a parent, you will become more conservative." Facebook post by a niece: "Having children, is...

 

Ag appreciation

Enjoyed Agriculture 2020 tab in March 26, 2020, Gazette. Especially appreciated "Voyage of a blueberry." Good research/story by Garth Meyer. Tim Marsh, McMinnville, Ore....

 

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