Monday, March 20, 2023


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Updated 1 month ago

Commentary: Keeping our communities safe

We are fortunate that our law enforcement continues to serve the people of the 13th District with professionalis...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
LETTER: I have a concern

When my great-granddaughter turned 16 and got her driver’s license, she registered to vote, as the instructions in the voters pamphlet directed. I received ...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: Judges support Gigliotti for Superior Court Judge

Casting an informed vote in a judicial race is often challenging. Judges are required to be non-partisan and must refrain from making statements or promises ...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: Why I support Anna Gigliotti for Superior Court judge

When I was in Family Court filing for divorce, Ms. Chlarson was the court commissioner (August 2009). She denied the protection order I asked for and rather than suggesting that my ex stay in our home in Soap La...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: Grant County Deputy Sheriff's Association endorses Gigliotti

The Grant County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has voted to endorse Anna Gigliotti for Superior Court Judge. She is best candidate for the position with her e...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: I’m just saying

When you are getting ready to mark your ballot for Superior Court judge, consider the following: Melissa Chlarson was born in Grant County, grew up in Grant ...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: Chlarson right choice for Superior Court

I have known Melissa Chlarson for over 30 years and I am proud to support her as our county’s next Superior Court judge. Melissa and I both grew up in the Co...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: Judges endorse Melissa Chlarson

We are both judges, and we collectively have in excess of 60 years of experience as lawyers and judges. Based on our years of experience, we have both reache...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: Support for Joey Kriete for Grant County Sheriff

With ballots being delivered in the mail this week, I would like to express my support and endorsement of Joey Kriete for Grant County Sheriff and share what...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks 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 6 months, 2 weeks 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 9 months, 4 weeks ago
How to save money in college

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

Updated 10 months 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 10 months, 1 week 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 11 months 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 11 months, 1 week 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...