Editorial

Many in Grant County care about cats Ė so why donít we punish those who donít?

November 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

MOSES LAKE ó On the last day of September, reporter Devin Perez and I were walking through a homeless camp behind Safeway, in the middle of Moses Lake, when we stumbled across two emaciated kittens.Momma cat had clearly disappeared, more li...

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Schools take different tack to prepare for the future

November 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

There are rising possibilities across communities in Washington state. The economy is growing and providing new jobs. And when it comes to young people, theyíre seeing opportunities before them that havenít been there in the past.But in ord...

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Tricks, treats, werewolves and candy bars

October 30, 2019 at 8:33 pm

The dreaded moment has arrived ó a new column. What to write about?Luckily for me, my column falls on Halloween, so there is a built-in subject. So now I just have to figure out something to say about it. Halloween is ó Halloween is óItís ó...

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A modest proposal

October 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

I donít often times give myself the luxury of having opinions in public about things I cover.Itís not my job.It helps that regarding a lot of the things I have covered ó the long fight over the school construction bond (and everything since...

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A column? Me? Say it ainít so

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

They want me to write a what? A column? Seriously? I havenít done one of those in I donít know how many years. And they want it when? Hoo boy. Okay, so what do I write about? Thatís always the problem when it comes to columns. Youíre suppos...

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A quiet person with a lot to say

October 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

It seems fitting that it took me over six and a half years here at the Columbia Basin Herald to write a column.See, Iím a pretty quiet guy. I cling to the walls and avoid the center at all costs. I donít like to be in front of the camera. M...

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Big feelings about Big Blue

October 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

It all started when I was 7 years old. All I knew was my father was a mess, watching some type of game on the grainy, box television. Suddenly, everything changed. My dad, my mom, everyone was jumping up and down, perhaps the happiest Iíd e...

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Kids are more capable than we think they are

September 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Small children are very capable. I see this on a continual basis with my three small children. But it took me a while to come to this realization. While I was older and my only sibling was born, I came away from his infancy with the impress...

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When crime pays, the police arenít to blame

September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

A few months back, my wallet slipped out of my pocket as I walked back to my car from the grocery store. When I realized it was gone, I called the store and learned that the wallet, which Iíve somehow managed to hold on to since high school...

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Cookiní with classical

September 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

One of the things that came with the changes to the Columbia Basin Herald was a weekly column by a reporter, wherein the reporter could write about pretty much anything. Charles Featherstone wrote an admirable column to start off, and the b...

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