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Throughout our North Central Washington Region school board elections are nearly all contested races.  This is not unique, but it is unique for our region. Across the country there appears to be growing dissatisfaction with our educational system.  In Louden County Virginia over 300 people...
Over the last couple of weeks, I have published my thoughts on why I decided to run 2 pages of the Epoch Times news in my weekly papers. The result of that was a flood of email messages and phone calls. More than I have experienced at any time since I took over these papers. Most are short so I put...
At the city council study session last week our new city manager, Ana Cortez remarked about how amazing it is to work for a town that is so financially strong. “This is amazing, I have always worked for poor towns,” said Cortez. Cortez can be excused for her lack of understanding about how we got...
So, you take pride in being enlightened. You revel in new “progressive” ideas. You have concluded that capitalism is an unfair way to distribute wealth. Or, you just believe that evil capitalists are destroying our planet because they are just greedy people. I don’t think capitalists are perfect....
There is a war going on in our country. It’s not a shooting war – yet. But it is becoming more violent every day. Besides the crowd that overran the Capitol building on Jan. 6, last year communities across the country experienced mob violence that bordered on insurrection. The problem is unless we...
Declining salmon runs, just like global warming/climate change is just another misunderstood problem that could be solved without removing any dams or spending small fortunes employing lawyers and environmentalists that do not understand the problem. Even if the dams are removed salmon runs will...
President Trump was impeached for the second time last week. Beyond the fact that the action was truly pointless, it is also un-American. Throughout our history we have stood for fairness. We have held that an individual is innocent until proven guilty. Trump was accused by the media and the House...
“It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes,” Joseph Stalin Google that quote and you will find a rash of disclaimers telling you Stalin never said that. I searched a number of other browsers and found several editorials that reported Stalin said it in 1924 when he took over for...
“It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes,” Joseph Stalin Google that quote and you will find a rash of recent disclaimers telling you Stalin never said that, but who do you trust? That question is more relevant today than it has ever been in our history. I searched a number of...
Hate can cause you to despise people for the color of their skin. Today most of us see racism as the biggest social problem in history. The quickest way to end any discussion is to call someone a racist. Hate can cause you to dismiss people based on their religious beliefs. Wars have been fought...

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