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Opinion

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Updated 1 week, 3 days ago

LETTER: Being heard matters

Dear Editor, I just read your article in Wednesday’s (June 26) paper about my court and sentencing. I’m really …

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
LETTER: In appreciation

Dear Editor, I would like to thank all the workers that applied all the paving on our roads. It was hard, smelly night work, but now we have new smooth road…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
LETTER: Thanks for the good reads

Hello. My name is Mr. Tony, school bus driver Rt. 29 Moses Lake School District and I want to give my most heartfelt appreciation of thanks to all those who…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
COLUMN: The ups and weirds of home ownership

EPHRATA – In February of 2022 my wife and I embarked on a new adventure – home ownership.  Prior to marrying my wife, I’d never really been interested in ho…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Let’s stand together

The Moses Lake School District is facing some challenges. They’re not the only district in our area to have some difficulties. The Wahluke, Soap Lake, Quincy a…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Honor and hope

I had the privilege of attending three Memorial Day events Monday wherein area residents visited the cemeteries in Soap Lake, Ephrata and Quincy to honor those…

Updated 2 months ago
LETTER: Vacation rentals in the R-1 zone

Dear Editor, Vacation rentals in the R-1 single-family zone are parasites. They lower property values of adjacent homes, infringe on multiple neighbors’ rig…

Updated 2 months ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Trust must be earned and the clock is ticking

Last week, I penned a column focused on the Moses Lake School District levy election. My primary point with that column was that voter turnout countywide was abysmal, leading to a small minority of voters deciding …

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Your vote matters, and here's why

I recently met with a Moses Lake School District official who made a good point. If all of the employees with MLSD had voted in favor of the maintenance and…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Vetting national and regional news

MOSES LAKE — Today’s media landscape often looks like a big bowl of spaghetti tossed against a wall already splattered with curry, leftover taco meat and gummy…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
LETTER: MLSD levy failure will hurt schools and community

As we all are well aware by now, the local school levy in Moses Lake failed. Voting down a school levy usually results in reduced funding for essential prog…

Updated 3 months ago
LETTER: Support MLSD levy for the future

I have lived in Moses Lake most of my life. I grew up attending schools in Moses Lake from Kindergarten through Big Bend. I received a great education and was …

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
LETTER: Appreciation and a bit of hindsight

Dear editor, Over the 53 years of living in Moses Lake, we have had kids and grandchildren attend the schools. If I’ve calculated right – from September 197…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
LETTER: Be mad about the past, but don’t make our kids pay for it.

As someone who worked really hard to keep the second high school that was approved by voters in the 2017 bond election, I’m very troubled when I hear people ci…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: It takes a village…

EPHRATA – We’ve all heard the old saying telling us that it “takes a village to raise a child” or some similar paraphrase. After my experience last Thursday wi…