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 By Nancy Churchill    Opinion    July 22, 2021 

Lawful destruction of local law enforcement

When the state Legislature convened for the 2020-21 session, the progressive left held a supermajority. The balance of power in the House was 57-41, and in the Senate was 27-20. The result was a...

 
 By Joe Schmick    Opinion    July 22, 2021 

New long-term care income tax begins in 2022

Washington citizens will soon see less money in their monthly paychecks unless they opt-out of mandatory long-term care insurance foisted upon them by Democrats in Olympia. No, this is not hyperbole....

 
 By Bill Stevenson    Opinion    July 22, 2021 

White House approval needed for free speech

It’s shaping up to be the year for conspiracy fans. UFOs are confirmed by the U.S. military and now government censorship through social media platforms. “We are in regular touch with social...

 

Pharmacists may be unable to fill prescriptions

As a pharmacist and pharmacy researcher, I watch cutting-edge medicines save and improve patients' lives every day. And I am the father of a daughter with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which is an...

 

Fighting critical race theory in our public schools

Last month, South Kitsap School Board member John Berg introduced a resolution to prohibit classroom teaching of theories that promote racial hatred. For that he was called a nut. District officials...

 

Losses trivialized as Inslee spikes the COVID football

Over the last 16 months, each one of us has suffered through endless chaos and uncertainty of COVID-19 and the seemingly endless monarchical restrictions affecting every facet of our lives. We've all...

 
 By Stanley Pratt    Opinion    July 8, 2021

COUNTER-POINT: Concerns about mail-in ballots and voter fraud

The opinion published in the June 3 issue of the Gazette, titled ”Dangerous Rhetoric,” is what she wrote about mail voting criticizing Nancy Churchill’s concerns that vote-by-mail leads to voter fraud shows Ms. Vaughn either does not recognize...

 
 By Art Swannak    Opinion    July 8, 2021

County follows the law about Ewan beavers, trees

I am writing in regards to your July 1, 2021, front page article titled "County, Conservation district at odds over Ewan flooding." I will first state the county is not in favor of flooding occurring at Ewan. Our public works and planning...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Electricity should be for locals first

Why are there power shortages, rolling brownouts and blackouts in the Pacific Northwest? One regional utility alone – Avista – had brownouts that affected 15,307 ratepayers on June 28, then 6,793 the next day, and another 602 on June 30. Other...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Be proud you're American

This Sunday, our nation celebrates Independence Day. And on this 245th birthday of our United States, it’s important to take time to remember why we mark July 4. Sure we celebrate the holiday with b...

 

America's goose that lays the golden eggs

America's research and development institutions have long been the envy of our competitors, flourishing at the top of global rankings. But our state-of-the-art innovation capabilities – responsible...

 

'Conspiracy Theories' turn out to be true

Over the past year, there has been a methodical and systemic assault on free speech across all media platforms. It's considered a great sport to accuse anyone who disagrees with the "expert" media...

 

Family tree farms key to cutting greenhouse gases

As climate change concerns grow, researchers are turning to small tree farmers for help. Actually, they have been helping for nearly a century, but their efforts have largely gone unrecognized. For de...

 

Health insurers raise alarm about 'public option'

Congress is trying to chart a path forward on health reform. Several congressional Democrats just announced plans to draft a bill that would create a public health insurance option. That's bad news, g...

 

Dr. Fauci's evolving science displayed in emails

Thank goodness! America’s leading scientist, Dr. Fauci, let us know this week that science is always evolving. We often hear phrases like “the science is settled,” so it was nice to hear Dr. Fau...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    June 17, 2021

Honor the American father

There’s a lot of talk about endangered species. But the most important endangered species in America may not be a plant or a wild animal. The most endangered species may be in your home or a...

 

State liquor control board wants more power

Does your favorite restaurant or bar have a liquor license? If it serves alcoholic drinks, it does. A good restaurant is often the heart of a small community, bringing families and friends together for food and fellowship. That’s true in our...

 
 By Sally C. Pipes    Opinion    June 3, 2021

Worst time to try 'Medicare for All'

"Medicare for All" just won't die. More than 100 House Democrats have signed onto new legislation that would outlaw all private insurance and put all Americans on a federally-run insurance plan...

 

Republicans, the 'Save America Party'

With Liz Cheney’s ouster from her US House Leadership position, some news outlets are trying to tell you that the Republican Party is divided and in disarray. Nothing could be further from the...

 
 By Johanna Vaughn    Opinion    June 3, 2021

'Dangerous Rhetoric' is what she wrote about mail voting

In Nancy Churchill’s “Dangerous Rhetoric – Testing Ground” she states vote-by-mail is a bad idea started about 20 years ago by Democrat-leaning politicians and voices her concerns that vote-by-mail leads to voter fraud. That indeed is...

 

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