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 By Frank Watson    Opinion    April 30, 2020

One size doesn't fit all

I am a numbers guy – always have been. In my early childhood, I dreamed of either being a famous singer or a writer, but my voice changed from an alto to bull frog baritone about the same time as I realized I had no spelling gene. My sisters had...

 

Pet Peeves and OkeyDokes: April 30, 2020

Pet Peeves People who do not keep their dogs in their yards and under control. OkeyDokes The city and friends that gave a littel girl a special 5th birthday drive by. Way to make a special day...

 

Thank The Truckers

As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently, truckers have been behind the scenes just doing their jobs, but as shoppers learn how groceries and necessities reappeared on shelves, they join the...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    April 16, 2020

What do we do when it's over?

I continue to adhere to the stay-at-home order. I have been following orders all my life, although I find them to be easier to follow when they make sense. Much of the Governor’s restrictions are common logic; others, however, are hard to...

 
 By Brett Myers    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Pot of Gold

Even in the most difficult of challenges we can find our pot of gold. I have spent most of my life chasing the infamous “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow, only to find the rainbow now on another horizon in the distance and no pot of gold....

 

Moves to reopen the economy

More than 230,000 small businesses across our state have been shut down since March 25 by order of Gov. Inslee. While the executive branch does not view these employers as being essential, I and my Senate Republican colleagues recognize the value of...

 

Pet Peeves and Okey Dokes: April 9, 2020

Okey Dokes Flowers and More offering a discount for plants or flowers sent to Whitman Rehab because patients can't see family or friends now. The public’s support of Colfax businesses in this trying time....

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Stimulus Aid Package

The President is concerned about the economy, as well he should be. Our Governor is concerned about the disease spreading across our state and nation, as well he should be. We are in the midst of a global emergency, both medically and economically....

 

Pet Peeves and Okey Dokes

Pet Peeves: Colfax Park Department hiring extra help so they don’t have to work themselves. Bring back the full page trivia! Especially while everyone is stuck at home. Send your pet peeves and okeydokes to Whitman County Gazette P.O Box 770,...

 
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Small Town Investments

Some years back, in the biggest town in a small county outside our 9th District, there was a clothing store. Upstairs was the office of the area's weekly newspaper. Week after week, year after year,...

 

TP Shortage is Tip of Iceberg

If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again. On March 10, Business Insider (BI) reported: “The spread of the coronavirus has brought with it panic-buying of food and household essentials, despite the attempts of...

 

Bait jars could send a message to Fish and Wildlife

Unintended consequence or bureaucratic power grab? Given the things being ordered behind locked doors of government offices, I’ll take the latter. Tonight, March 25, when the clock strikes... Full story

 

Coronavirus Testing Telecommuting Effectiveness

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will work from home. Washington is at the point of the spear. Of the 22 U.S. deaths attributed to COVID-19, there are 19...

 

Legislators Must Find Better Ways to Reduce CO2

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. In Salem, rural Republican senators are boycotting session and thereby denying majority Democrats a...

 

The Low Barr

President Donald Trump is right that he does “have, as president, the legal right” to meddle in Department of Justice decisions. However, when he makes public comments, or when it can be shown that he has privately discussed any federal criminal...

 

William Barr Is His Own Man

Can the republic survive Attorney General William Barr? That's the question that has seized the media and center left, which have worked themselves into a full-blown panic over an attorney general who is, inarguably, a serious legal figure and one...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

Okaydokes Local business owners who endure in a labor of love to serve their communities....

 

Colorado River Water Problems Worsening

Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is part of our National Parks “bucket list.” The trip was a real eye-opener. The Canyon is spectacular. It is hard to believe over a billion years ago it was flat ground...

 

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