Saturday, September 30, 2023


To find our opinion based editorials, see below. We'll share opinion based editorial articles regularly for interested viewers.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Letter from the Editor: Sad but fond farewell

The Columbia Basin will be losing a valued friend this month. After more than 116 years, the Grant County Journa...

Updated 2 months 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 7 months ago
EDITORIAL: Straightforward about 'Dilbert'

You may notice that the comic strip “Dilbert” is missing from the paper. After recent events associated with the comic strip’s artist and writer, Scott Adams, and commentary on his YouTube channel, the Herald is ...

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Guest column: An innovative step toward improving the lives of Washington’s boys and men

Ours is a complicated society. Enormous economic and social changes have many people losing ground in the classroom, the workplace, and in the family. These challenges have especially manifested themselves during...

Updated 1 year, 5 months 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 1 year, 7 months 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 3 years, 3 months ago
Column: Bringing you news in a challenging time

A lot has changed in our lives in the past few months.

Updated 3 years, 4 months ago
CBH Editorial: Grateful for resumption of health care services

The coronavirus and subsequent shutdown have taken a heavy toll on health care facilities in Central Washington, as well as on the people who work in them. That is ironic, because their central role in the respon...

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Guest column: Helping those most in need – really?

The guest editorial by Dr. David Curnel and Ms. Allison Williams thanked residents for “stepping up and caring for one another” during the pandemic. I was struck by two comments: one, keep encouraging and support...

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
CBH Editorial: Society locked down, but inmates released

There have been many negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While everyone wants to minimize the losses from the virus, some steps taken by state authorities seem to carry with them risks of damage to the pub...

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
CBH editorial: Partisan divide takes a back seat

On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced his veto of 147 budget items sent to him by the Legislature. Good for him.

Updated 3 years, 6 months ago
CBH editorial: Circumstances call for community mindset

“We’ve gone crazy,” said a shopper out loud in a grocery store aisle lined with empty shelves. This shopper expressed what many other ordinary Americans have felt, the surprise and frustration at finding no potat...

Updated 3 years, 6 months ago
CBH Editorial: Responsible reaction to COVID-19

A new member of the coronavirus category called COVID-19 is at the top of the news here and about everywhere. The virus has so far claimed one life in Grant County and mobilized institutional resources against it.

Updated 3 years, 7 months ago
CBH editorial: Working together for Moses Lake water

It’s almost March, and spring is waiting in the wings. Here in Moses Lake, spring means changing our clocks and getting out the lawn furniture, and it is also when our eyes turn toward the big body of water for w...

Updated 3 years, 7 months ago
CBH Editorial: Fire impact fees cake is not baked

If a cake is not done, you put it back in the oven. If you bake it and bake it and the cake is still unpalatable, there might be something wrong with the recipe.