Tuesday, October 04, 2022


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Updated 4 months, 1 week ago

How to save money in college

College can be a lot of things – fun, exciting, challenging, exhausting, rewarding – but “cheap” doesn’t usually...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Letter: Audubon Society celebrates local birds

As the recently elected President of the Central Basin Audubon Society, I would like to thank the Columbia Basin Herald for printing the excellent AP article, "What's a Garden Without Birds?" in the Friday, Aug. ...

Updated 1 month ago
Letter to the editor: Patriotism and gratitude

Dear Editor, On Dec. 18, 2001, Congress passed Public Law No. 107-89 designating September 11th as “Patriot Day”. It’s a shame a law had to be passed to ensure patriotism is kept alive. We should always rememb...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
To Address the Declining Fortunes of the Young, We Need to Go Upstream

For 33 years, my organization has been sounding the alarm about the declining fortunes of young adults. The words of the 1988 Forgotten Half report are eerie today: “One of the cruelest myths of contemporary Amer...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Op-Ed: Governor’s veto of mental health proviso disappointing and unnecessary

Since the pandemic, livelihoods have been devastated, people have fallen behind on their mortgages and rents, students have been left behind in schools, fost...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Letter: Recognize military children in April

The American Legion Auxiliary, in fact, the whole American Legion Family, celebrates April as Children and Youth Month

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Letter: Thanks to lawmakers for supporting health care

With the state legislative session wrapped up, we at Moses Lake Community Health Center want to acknowledge our state leaders, including Sen. Warnick, for their investments to restore and strengthen our health ca...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
A letter from the editor

Working in a newsroom isn’t always a fun adventure like my generation watched on “Murphy Brown.” The people we write about are real and what we write impacts those real people in real ways. Last Friday, we pub...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Fact or fiction? Who’s to say?

In the flurry of activity that always ensues when the Washington State Legislature is in session, one bill has flown largely under the radar, yet its implications are enormous.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Commentary: Gov. Inslee should drop his ill-considered assault on natural gas

Last year, Gov. Jay Inslee attempted an end run around the legislature by banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings via the state’s building codes.

Updated 8 months ago
Commentary: Resilience and innovation on display in Central Washington

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news over the last year, you’ve probably been hearing more and more about the supply chain issues facing our country.

Updated 8 months ago
Letter: Schools teach kids to think of themselves as gods

If I thought I was God Almighty I could be a real pain from the time I got on the school bus until they packed me off to detention.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Letter: Coaches impart important life lessons to kids

I’d like to thank the coaches for our high school and middle school students. They put a lot of time and effort into working with our children, for very little monetary reward.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Commentary: Time to replace long-term care law

The first order of business for Washington’s Legislature in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Letter: Moses Lake School Board worthy of recognition

By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public...