Opinion

Here we are two weeks from the 2020 presidential election and the television company ABC chose George Stephanopoulos (Stuffanoctopus), a former Clinton Administration staff member, to “moderate” the Joe Biden Town Hall. Seems a little biased, eh? One lifelong Democrat interviewing another...
An unsuccessful plot by a radical fringe group to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has raised concerns here in Washington state over the security of some of our elected officials, specifically Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Both have been the target of threats from hate...
As of early September, we have gone through a peak of disease in April and early May, a reduction in late May and June, and a second increase in July and August. Many businesses were closed in April and May then reopened. Some, including our schools, have continued to remain closed due to an...
Dear Editor, Regarding the electoral college, you write “the actual reason for that system is to give equality to rural citizens and not just allow the tyranny of majority urban voters to dominate the country.” But this is, quite simply, totally false. The electoral college neither protects rural...
Dear Editor,   Your opinion was very well written and very true. We suffer that in the Washington State elections because of the very issue you were describing. King County alone chooses our Governor and we on the East Side other smaller counties really have no say.    Laura Adams,...
PATEROS – If you ever entertain the notion that one person cannot make a difference or that your vote does not count, I submit for your consideration the case of the City of Pateros Emergency Medical Services Levy. Last April the EMS levy titled Proposition 1 Emergency Medical Care or Emergency...
We are experiencing very difficult times right now. It is understandable that we want to have a sense of normalcy especially as we see other counties in our state enter Phase 2. But, as we seek solutions to address economic shortcomings in our region, we should recognize it will take a...
Carol’s arthritis was getting worse, and the stay-at-home directive from the COVID outbreak gave her even fewer options to stay active. Her back, knees, hands, and right shoulder ached, and she was miserable. She was told to stay away from anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen (Motrin-IB...
One hundred thousand in 90 days from a pandemic that will claim many more before either a vaccine is ready, or the virus recedes. How did we get here? We got here by the same route we will take to the coming climate disaster; by being witness to all the red flags but waving them off. Denial is not...
I was moved by a ruling from a judge in Illinois this last week. It raises serious questions about who we should trust regarding the dangers we face from this disease. Here is what Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County Illinois had to say in a ruling about a Corona virus case before him...

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