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Updated 1 week, 1 day 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. …

Updated 1 week, 1 day 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 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…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: We are Ephrata Town Hall set for March 28

EPHRATA – The Columbia Basin Herald will be hosting a town hall at the Ephrata High School Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. on March 28 with representatives fr…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Covering sensitive situations

MOSES LAKE – In yesterday’s edition of the Columbia Basin Herald we covered two delicate topics that require a great deal of empathy, compassion and thought to…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
LETTER: Code update, enforcement needed for vacation rentals

Dear Editor, We recently submitted this letter to the City of Moses Lake, City Council, Planning Commission and Ms. Kirsten Peterson, who’s the Community De…

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: America still needs more welders, fewer philosophers

In 2017, I wrote a column titled “America needs more welders and fewer philosophers.” It was a slogan Florida Sen. Marco Rubio used in his 2016 presidential ca…

Updated 2 months ago
LETTER: Seniors and caretakers deserve fully funded Medicaid

I am the assisted living facility administrator of a small, non-profit facility called The Cambridge, which is the only long-term care center serving Columbia …

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
LETTER: Grant County needs more recycling options

I have been a dedicated recycler since the early '80s but reluctantly had to give it up about two years ago. It broke my heart. The interview with County Coordinator Joan Sieverkropp was interesting, but not at …

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Letter from the editor: Pets are a community responsibility

As a community, we’re still struggling in the Columbia Basin to take care of the animals in our communities. While some progress has been made as funding becom…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
COLUMN: Hydropower is the cornerstone of a reliable, clean energy future

Affordable, plentiful energy is the root of a society that enables economic growth. It’s easy to forget our community’s biggest asset even though it affects ev…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Letter: Shoebox gifts bring joy in Washington and around the world

Generosity throughout Moses Lake contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation C…

Updated 3 months ago
COLUMN: CWU taking steps to help students create their futures

Despite all of the available information showing how higher education leads to better jobs and salaries, many people continue to remain skeptical of the benefi…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
LETTER: Keep family close to your heart

Our family has lived in Moses Lake for over 54 years. During that time we have known many wonderful people and families. Many are no longer with us. Sad, but r…

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
LETTER: Religion in Colonial America

Most Americans assume the colonies had one form of Christianity. However, religion was more diverse than that.