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All churches should be open

About 800 miles south of my office, the leaders of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., are no doubt having conversations about how to move forward. The church, which was mandated to close and remain closed earlier this year due to...

 

Coronavirus Compounds Recycling Calamity

Like other nations, China is struggling with the deadly Covid-19 virus and suffocating under mountains of trash its residents generate each day. Wuhan hospitals generated six times as much medical waste at the peak of the outbreak as they did before...

 

Malden/Pine City Fire

"Are you guys ok?" It's the first thing we say to each other in the Malden/Pine City area these days. Once that question is answered, it is immediately followed by, "Is your house ok?" We lost so...

 

Inslee funding unnecessary union jobs

Most schools in Washington state will remain closed this fall. Some school districts are tightening their belts in anticipation of the COVID-19 budget cuts that are coming. But last week Gov. Jay Inslee bypassed the Legislature and the decisions of...

 

Time to Revisit Managing our Forests

Not only is the world in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well. Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters California has a dual crises: the massive wildfire complexes and the ongoing coronavirus...

 

In-person voting

In the early 1990s I was a deputy prosecuting attorney for Whitman County. One of the interesting tasks of my position was to be a member of a panel certifying absentee ballots. The other representatives on the panel were the county auditor and a...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

Okeydokes Quick responses and hard work from county fire departments. Community response during pandemic. Especially the local teachers. Pet Peeves When you put free zucchini for the public to enjoy out in your garden wagon and somebody steals the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Opinion    August 27, 2020

The sports world has time; here are some uses for it

Now that college football season is gone for half of the United States, representing the most significant hit to the sports world during COVID-19, it suggests – since we’re still in this – perhaps sports administrators should use part of this t...

 

Will fall further chill restaurant recovery?

Sunny summer weather helped restaurant owners and workers recover after they were broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic last March. However, as fall morphs into winter and diners are forced back inside, the big question will be: Are there enough...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

Okeydokes: So thankful for quality individuals who choose to extend compassionate grace, mercy and kindness towards others, especially during these tough times. Your life is a light. Pet Peeves: Spokane would like to be no. 1 in the nation in car...

 

Voting and census

The President and his complicit Senate installed a Trump crony as Postmaster General, an appointee who then cut postal worker hours, who ordered that it was okay to deliver mail late, and so forth. So what do we hear now? That voting by mail, a...

 

Voting

We vote by mail in Washington – and I miss the cookies – but my vote is still counted. When I first started voting, I would go to the local elementary school on election day. I’d stand in a short line, get my ballot, mark it, then put it in...

 

New Nuclear Needs Solution Inclusion

If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and natural gas by 2035, they will need nuclear power. Even if Washingtonians, who already procure over 70 percent of their electricity from the hydro, are to be completely devoid of...

 

Green New Deal Incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. Since Democrats announced their Green New Deal, the emphasis is reducing greenhouse gases, particularly CO2, which contribute to global warming. Their goal...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

Okeydokes: New crosswalk flashers on Main Street. Pet Peeves: This is one senior citizen who wants to see her kids while she is alive, instead of my kids seeing me when I’m dead!...

 

Good News Which Undoubtedly Would Please Scoop Jackson

America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting which is ripping apart our country---most notably in Seattle, Olympia and Portland. We needed reaffirmation that our political leaders can come...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Opinion    August 6, 2020

'Trolls is trolls'

One of the ways high school honors English class has scarred me is it has left me forever analyzing stories. With five kids at home, those stories are often animated movies and cartoons. It’s an interesting juxtaposition when you apply college leve...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes: August 6, 2020

Okeydokes: Whitman County Road Department’s work paving Steptoe Street and old 195 in Steptoe! Atta boy! To Inland Asphalt - great job! Plenty of sunshine and cooler weather! Pet Peeves No toilet paper or lights on at Schmuck Park women’s...

 

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