Wednesday, April 17, 2024


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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 5 months, 1 week ago
Letter from the editor: Thoughts on Veterans Day

On May 5, 1996, I got on an airplane for the first time and went to Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
LETTER: Warden SD right to address mental health

The Warden School District should be commended for securing funding to help address their students’ behavioral and mental health needs. Araceli Flores, the new…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: ‘The Herald is a gem”

Dear Editor, The Columbia Basin Herald is the best thing going in Basin media. It might be the best thing going in the Basin period.

Updated 6 months ago
EDITORIAL: Paws for thought

Late in September, Adams County Pet Rescue announced that, without an influx of funding, it would need to shutter its doors and stop serving the people and pets of Adams County...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
LETTER: Change needed at dangerous intersection

Another accident today at the intersection of Wheeler and Road L. Lots of accidents, plus the traffic is getting bad there again. When is the city, county or s…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
LETTER: A nod of respect for middle school athletes

Middle school is a great new experience for kids, including the opportunity, for the first time, to play sports for their respective school. Playing other scho…

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
A note of appreciation from the publisher

Dear Readers and Subscribers of the Columbia Basin Herald, As president of the Hagadone Corporation's Communications Division, I wish to share my sincere pr…

Updated 7 months ago
COLUMN: Inslee right to support individual tutoring to help students make up for COVID learning loss

Earlier this year Senator John Braun (R-Centralia) introduced SB 5248 to provide funding for individual tutoring to help students recover from the learning los…

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Ephrata superintendent welcomes students back

Ephrata Students, Families and Educators: It is with great joy and a heart full of gratitude that I welcome you all back to Ephrata Schools for the start of…

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Commentary: Don’t forget trucking on the road to employment

While August in the Pacific Northwest is still prime summer vacation time, it’s hard to fight off the rapidly encroaching back-to-school vibes. By the end of A…

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Covering the county seat

Last month, the Grant County Journal ran its last issue after more than a century of publishing and serving Ephrata and the surrounding area...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Letter: Water restrictions in Moses Lake

I read with great concern the Moses Lake City Council’s voting to make summer water restrictions year-round restrictions, including new rules pertaining to water leaks, and prohibiting “washing a vehicle with a hos…

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Commentary: Mountains of government red tape shackling America’s manufacturers

Until President Biden signed the Chips and Science Act last year, companies such as Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company looked elsewhere to bu…

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: Honoring the 'Grant County Journal'

Dear Editor, This is to salute the service the Grant County Journal provided Ephrata residents over the years. As a former reporter for The Herald who covered the county seat, it's still hard to admit how man…

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
LETTER: A quote from John Adams

Dear editor and fellow readers, On the eve of our 4th of July celebration, let us reflect on the words of John Adams, our second President. He was one of the guiding lights in the creation of our Constitutional …