Wednesday, April 17, 2024


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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 par…

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 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 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 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, 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 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 10 months, 2 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 Journal will print its last issue at the end of June.…

Updated 1 year, 1 month 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…

Updated 1 year, 2 months 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 t…

Updated 2 years 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 publi…

Updated 2 years, 1 month 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, 9 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, 11 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 response…