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U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse
One of the most urgent issues we face right now in Central Washington is the ongoing threat to dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Just this week, a 9th Circuit Court panel rejected arguments for an injunction to pause a forced spill order by an Oregon federal judge. The Oregon judge’s order...

Gary Begin
In 1917 a lot of things were happening in America. We entered World War I. Our culture was rapidly changing with the advent of the fully mechanized era. Many new laws entered the books and many crucial domestic battles were fought about alcohol, women's rights, racial tensions. When those vets came...
Joining together to combat the crisis of drug and opioid abuse that is harming our communities is a major issue that should unite Americans in common cause. The impact of drug addiction and overdoses has touched too many lives in our country and in our state. According to the American Society of...
President Trump disappointed most of the people that voted for him last week when he failed to veto the Omnibus Spending Bill brought to him courtesy of our spendthrift Congress. It seems the Republicans are bent on self-destruction to the delight of the Democrats who are willing to bankrupt the...
Now, after we have witnessed one of the largest mass coordinated marches in American history last weekend, it is time to say Democrats are suddenly the recipients of several million new voters and future activists vis-a-vis gun issues. I couldn't be happier and prouder of the students exercising...

Gary Begin
PINGPONGBANG - I was blessed recently to view the Korean Peace Talks Phase Juan as I supped on some chamomile tea and discussed brand name versus generic brand ice cream outside of a local rumor mill - read Café André. The vision, clear as the ring of a bell on a capital ship, took form as a...

Dan Newhouse U.S. Congressman
More than 36 years ago, three women in Central Washington pioneered their vision of serving their community through improving access to higher education opportunities for students who society may not have considered college-bound. Martha Yallup and Violet Lumely Rau of the Yakama Nation, and Sister...

Dan Newhouse, U.S. Congressman
Something that has been lacking in the current national debate on firearms is trust and good faith. Responsible gun owners mourn the innocent victims of mass shootings. Responsible gun owners want to keep our communities safe. Parents on both sides of this debate worry about our children’s safety...
Throughout a persons life there comes a need and a time to be bold, make waves, color outside the lines, tell your master you need a chance to fail in order to succeed. When that day and time come, we will celebrate your new skin, new demeanor, new spirit, new façade and honor the internal chi....
Overstating the significance of Billy Graham is difficult. Arguably the most important religious leader of the 20th century, Graham presented the gospel to an estimated 215 million people through his many evangelistic campaigns around the world and to hundreds of millions more through radio,...

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