Editorial

Journalistic sagas throughout the years

September 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

I was on vacation last week, so someone needs to get me up to speed. Did the lake catch on fire?My wife and I were in Canada, taking in the waters at Ainsworth Hot Springs, paying little attention to the world we’d left behind. It was an ex...

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Something needs to be done

July 31, 2019 at 7:07 pm

In mid-July the Grant County Health District (GCHD) issued an advisory with regard to Moses Lake’s water quality, stating a water sample taken at Connelly Park – managed by the Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District (MLIRD) – sho...

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We remember the Carlton Complex Fire

July 31, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Five years ago, Washington state experienced the most catastrophic wildfire in its history. The Carlton Complex Fire raged through Central Washington, burning more than a quarter of a million acres and leaving more than 500 homes and struct...

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American troops deserve better

July 17, 2019 at 6:31 pm

One of Congress’ most important Constitutional responsibilities is providing for our military and national defense. For the past 58 years, this has been a bipartisan affair. Members of the House and Senate from both sides of the aisle have ...

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Protecting freedom and opportunity

July 10, 2019 at 5:10 pm

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the United States of America was established. Last week, families across the country celebrated this momentous anniversary with firework displays, parades, and barbecues. Many...

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Recognizing National Dairy Month

June 26, 2019 at 6:49 pm

June is National Dairy Month, and Washington has many reasons to celebrate. Washington is home to almost 400 dairies, nearly 275,000 cows, and 18,000 dairy jobs. In fact, while Washington may be known for our iconic apples, dairy is our sec...

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Title-only bills need to go

June 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm

When the 2019 legislative session was coming to an end, elected Democrats used a little-known legislative loophole to pass their desired tax hikes. Democrats went the route of introducing “title-only bills,” which, according to the Washingt...

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Moses Lake Airshow will be a fun time for all – especially dads

June 12, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Grant County, and Moses Lake in particular due to the former Larson Air Force Base, is a region that is heavily steeped in aviation. From crop dusters to U.S. Air Force planes, the Grant County International Airport, training programs at Bi...

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Weather couldn’t put a damper on Spring Fest

May 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

There were certain times over the weekend when you could walk outside and just plain old sense that a storm was a-brewin’. You know; that “feeling in your bones” – as the saying goes – that makes you feel like at any moment the big faucet i...

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Playing politics with prescription drugs

May 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm

It is no secret that prescription drug costs are high. When we hear about medications being sold for outrageous prices, it is important to remember that they aren’t necessarily special drugs for specific treatments or rare diseases. These a...

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