Friday, January 28, 2022


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Updated 2 years, 1 month ago

Guest column:: Setting the record straight on Moses Lake’s new high school

In Mr. Jon Lane’s recent guest column “Voters approved a second high school, not academy,” there were some funda...

Updated 3 years, 7 months ago
Sound off to the voters

Hooray! It’s election season, that time of year when a hundred voices compete to promise that they will do a fantastic job running our government, or at least not botch it as badly as the other guy.

Updated 3 years, 7 months ago
Making a statement with graduation

Hundreds of students throughout the Columbia Basin are graduating high school this month. From Coulee City to Mattawa, seniors are marking the occasion with graduation ceremonies, receptions and, of course, gradu...

Updated 3 years, 8 months ago
Spring Festival helps unite Moses Lake

The Moses Lake Spring Festival is gearing up today for a four-day-long community celebration for the Memorial Day weekend.

Updated 3 years, 8 months ago
Support Honor Flight veterans

Saturday, May 19 is Armed Forces Day, set aside to honor men and women who are serving in the military. Locally, the day is being marked with a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ephrata American Legion and Auxil...

Updated 3 years, 9 months ago
Suicide Awareness Hike much needed

With the stigma surrounding mental health issues and suicide, we are so glad that two Moses Lake residents, Aaron Molina and Carlos Avila, are raising awareness about suicide awareness and prevention with a 22-ki...

Updated 3 years, 9 months ago
Help spruce up Moses Lake

The Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce’s City Wide Clean-Up is quickly approaching on Saturday, May 5. Between 350 and 500 bags, sponsors, and volunteers are still needed. The chamber is specifically asking for two o...

Updated 3 years, 9 months ago
Do something, but what?

We have been watching many students walking out of classrooms and demonstrating. State Legislatures and Congress should do something to improve school safety...

Updated 3 years, 10 months ago
School shooting shouldn't erase teenage normalcy

A month and a half ago, an angry, messed-up young man entered a high school in Florida, pulled a fire alarm and started shooting people as they emerged from classrooms. The aftermath included 17 dead, another 17 ...

Updated 3 years, 10 months ago
Standing naked in the world

Shocking title! You are not physically without clothes in public, but your digital identity is visible and unprotected. In a way, you are standing nude in th...

Updated 3 years, 10 months ago
Why would we not build a second high school?

So why would you not build a new high school if 60 percent of your voters said ‘“let us work together and make our community a better place to live, grow, an...

Updated 3 years, 10 months ago
Local schools taking right steps for safety

The Feb. 14 shooting in a Parkland, Florida high school that left 17 dead remains on many people’s minds.

Updated 3 years, 11 months ago
A couple of thoughts about guns

School shooting a tragedy

Updated 3 years, 11 months ago
School safety is critical

The number of school shootings seems to have recently increased exponentially. Daily strip searches of students, staff, and visitors for guns, knives, and ot...

Updated 3 years, 11 months ago
Regional solutions needed to deal with climate change

As an orchardist and a longtime member of the Quincy community, I’m seeing changes in our weather patterns that concern me. The drought of 2015 brought home ...

Updated 3 years, 11 months ago
Stopping school violence calls for community change

My heart is heavy again, with sorrow for the families and all those who have been touched by the latest school shooting.