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Seeks slaughter free meat

Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell can help create a slaughter-free America, with all the good that entails, by increasing federal funding for cultivated-meat research. For readers who are unfamiliar with the term, cultivated meat is grown...

 

Rep. working to reverse unwanted tax

Many of you have contacted my office expressing frustrations with the long-term care tax going into effect Jan. 1. I understand and share your concerns. When the Democrat majority in the Legislature passed HB 1087 back in 2019, many of us fought...

 

Time to recall and give thanks

The last 20 months have been exceedingly difficult for most Americans. Across the country there have been coronavirus mandates, riots, increasing taxes, job losses and more. The crime rate in many...

 

WSSDA: State-sponsored theft from students

It’s time to re-imagine the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA). In an excellent article titled “Stop diverting education money to WSSDA’s lobbying operation and fund music,...

 

An outside perspective about COVID vaccinations

In early 2020 I traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia. My trip began with uncertainty because of the proximity of my destinations to China where COVID19 began, and the first COVID19 cases were just being...

 

Honoring fallen heroes goes beyond lowering flags

Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or a Vancouver police officer killed in the line of duty. It...

 

Tennessee sells hydropower to lure jobs

For years, Washington State masked its high business and regulatory costs with low priced, reliable electricity – lots of it. However, Tennessee packages low cost, reliable electricity along with a...

 

Thank you, veterans

Thank you, veterans. It's that simple. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and a time to thank everyone still alive for serving our country in a war. We will honor our dead soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines...

 

What does WSSDA think about parents?

Since we currently have school board elections on our ballots here in Washington state, let’s turn our attention to the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA). Every school board...

 

Fear of needles, authority

New research is showing vaccine hesitancy or opposition may not all be related to politics. Often it is related to fear, anxiety, and mistrust. Many of the unvaccinated frankly fear needles. The...

 

Why aren't you working?

Why aren’t you working? I have read and heard enough from “experts.” I am hoping to hear from the people who are not returning to their jobs or trying to get one after being laid off. I have...

 

Did they label parents as terrorists?

The National School Board Association, the Department of Justice, and the mainstream news media all confused free speech for violence and violence for free speech. In a carefully coordinated attempt,...

 

By George, McGovern Was Right

Sen. George McGovern, of South Dakota, was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years, he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining government regulations...

 

Another good reason for precautions

Recently, one of my former patients stopped by for a visit. He and his wife loved visiting the Palouse. This was their first visit to the area and despite being experienced international travelers,...

 

Disappointing decision for 2B football playoffs

The Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. The allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state...

 

Palouse seeks new mayor, city administrator

Life is made up of meetings and partings. Such has been the way of things in Palouse this last year, and as such it has been a year of transitions. The truth of the matter is that things sometimes...

 

Control heat pollution on the Snake River

Large federal dams have discharged unlimited pollution into the Lower Snake River for decades. That stops today. For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set limits on oil and hot water pollution from four federal dams in...

 

Your role in redistricting

In a recent episode of the Dan Bongino podcast, Dan interviewed Texas Senator Brian Birdwell, who came on the show to share his near-death experience at the Pentagon on 9/11. Dan was extremely moved...

 

Economy works when consumers choose winners

Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President Biden rolls out his progressive agenda. The key question looking...

 

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