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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 showed...

Bill Forhan, Publisher
I am sure you have noticed by now that I have added some national news coverage to the pages of my weekly newspapers. Since I added the 2 pages of material from The Epoch Times, I have received a total of seven comments from subscribers. Those comments are split evenly with three supporting the...
“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...
Last Friday the children of the “World” went out on strike against government inaction to address climate change.   I’m excited to see young people who are motivated to call attention to something other than the latest rock star. The problem is there is not a consensus by real scientists that...
The American people are at war. We are at war with each other. It is a war for the very heart and soul of what makes America different than any other country on the planet. One side of this war wants us to believe in the uniqueness and strength of the individual. The other side wants us to believe...
Every day it seems there is a new Democrat announcing their intention to run for President. Problem is the collection of the uninformed, misinformed and just plain angry opponents of President Trump aren’t offering any realistic solutions to our problems. In fact most of them are just plain insane...
President Trump's State of the Union Speech was immensely popular with the viewers of some of the most liberal media in the country. According to a CBS poll 76 percent of those watching approved of the speech, including 30 percent of those who call themselves Democrats. CNN similarly reported 76...
If you are going to challenge the political system be sure you have a lot of money and the help of a major law firm. Otherwise, you are in for a fight you cannot win. It appears Attorney General Bob Ferguson continues his legal persecution of political activist Tim Eyman. Last week he requested the...
A couple of unsolicited emails came across my desk this week that reinforced my column from last week. One was new. One was old. In fact the old one was so old I had forgotten about it and had to do some research to verify its authenticity. The new one was an oped from my friend Roger Harnack...
  One of the most sacred principles of the American justice system is that an individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The concept is embedded in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights – the first ten Amendments to the Constitution that protect our individual freedoms from abuse...

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