Serving Whitman County since 1877

Time to change other Washington

It is time to change the way things are done in our nation’s capital---the “Other Washington!”

The year-end Christmas dash to pass a $1.7 trillion spending monstrosity is the straw breaking the camel’s back. It is a 4,000-page document which lawmakers freely admit they did not read.

To put the problem into perspective that one bill contains 17 times more money than the entire two-year state budget for Washington.

It’s an unfathomable sum of money and its vast scope has not gone unnoticed outside the D.C. beltway. It is fueling unrest. For example, the most recent Gallup poll found 42 percent o...


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