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If there was any doubt about a need for change in the Governor’s Mansion occupancy, political newcomer Loren Culp swept them away in the only gubernatorial debate two weeks ago. Gov. Jay Inslee, whose been occupying the mansion f... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Time for a special legislative session

Last week, the Idaho House of Representatives approved legislation calling for Gov. Brad Little to end his state’s emergency declaration. Shortly thereafter, the Idaho Senate... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Liv Finne    Opinion

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... — Updated 9/1/2020

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

China's stranglehold on critical metals

To the average American, China’s control of the world production, processing technology and stockpile of critical metals is not their concern. However, to our military and high-tech leaders, it is a very big deal. Our government... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Who is Dr. Raul Garcia?

It was a hot, sunny July 3rd morning. About 50 farmers and ranchers were sitting under a white canopy in Basin City. From a distance, it looked as though the participants were... — Updated 7/31/2020

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion

Is there a state budget cash deficit?

There are two legal options to respond to a state budget deficit: The governor orders across the board budget cuts, or a special session of the Legislature occurs liquidating the... — Updated 7/21/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

School-return plan should be colorblind

Welcome to the segregated public schools of Washington state. According to the “Reopening Washington Schools 2020 District Planning Guide,” some public school students are more... — Updated 7/20/2020

 
 By Brock Hires    Opinion

America is out of control

Perhaps 2020 will be best described in history books as the year a virus from China caused a global pandemic, massive riots erupted across the country, the Black Lives Matter... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Masks or homeschool, a parent's choice

Educators nationwide scoff at the idea of homeschooling children. Those in unions, especially those in the Washington Education Association in our state, say parents can't provide... — Updated 6/16/2020

 

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