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Editorial

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

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Let’s stand together

The Moses Lake School District is facing some challenges. They’re not the only district in our area to have some d…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Honor and hope

I had the privilege of attending three Memorial Day events Monday wherein area residents visited the cemeteries in Soap Lake, Ephrata and Quincy to honor those…

Updated 1 month ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Trust must be earned and the clock is ticking

Last week, I penned a column focused on the Moses Lake School District levy election. My primary point with that column was that voter turnout countywide was abysmal, leading to a small minority of voters deciding …

Updated 1 month ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Your vote matters, and here's why

I recently met with a Moses Lake School District official who made a good point. If all of the employees with MLSD had voted in favor of the maintenance and…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Vetting national and regional news

MOSES LAKE — Today’s media landscape often looks like a big bowl of spaghetti tossed against a wall already splattered with curry, leftover taco meat and gummy…

Updated 2 months, 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 3 months, 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 3 months, 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 4 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 7 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 8 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 8 months, 1 week 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 10 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 1 year 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 Journal will print its last issue at the end of June.…

Updated 1 year, 3 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 ch…