Sunday, July 14, 2024
Opinion

Local journalism needs your support more than ever

As the publisher of our local newspaper, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent Pew Research Center report on the changing relationship between Americans and their local news outlets. The …

GOP nearly blows up convention in attempt to save face for Reichert

SPOKANE — Washington State Republican Party leaders say they want party unity, but they torpedoed unity, at least for a bit, all for the sake of attempted control.  When it became …

A closer look at the updated capital budget

Our state approves three budgets every two years. These budgets fund Washington’s operating ($71.9 billion), transportation ($14.6 billion), and capital ($10.3 billion) expenditures, including …

Climate Commitment Act needs accountability, not scare tactics

Washington state’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) was passed in 2021 with the goal of reducing and phasing out carbon emissions.  Unfortunately, there have been several problems with …

Strengthen brand recognition and loyalty with consistent brand building

In the world of marketing, where trends come and go, one principle remains constant: the importance of consistency. This is true whether you're a multinational corporation or a family-owned business …

My “Walking Start to Running Start” bill will provide more options for students and families

The Washington State Legislature is quickly approaching its adjournment date of March 7. I’m pleased to share that my Senate Bill 5670, expanding the state’s Running Start program, …

Washington voters support their local public schools

OLYMPIA - Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from yesterday’s Special Election show how committed voters are to their …

When we acquired the Cashmere Valley Record six months ago, we did so with a promise to uphold its storied tradition of community journalism while steering it into the future. Today, I am delighted …

Hydropower is the cornerstone of a reliable, clean energy future

Affordable, plentiful energy is the root of a society that enables economic growth. It’s easy to forget our community’s biggest asset even though it affects everything we do.  Now …

The legislative session is approaching its halfway point

The Washington State Legislature’s scheduled 60-day session is progressing smoothly. My colleagues and I are approaching the halfway point of session. Senators will spend the majority of time …

2024 Legislative Session Preview

For legislators, the time of year is quickly approaching to gather in Olympia for the annual process of discussing, debating, and updating state laws. The Washington State Legislature convenes …

Embracing unity in 2024

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, it's evident that our societal landscape continues to be deeply entrenched in political polarization. The chasm between conservatives and liberals seems wider …

Bloom where you’re planted

In the spirit of gratitude and personal growth, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the simple notion of "blooming where you're planted." This timeless wisdom is a …

Point of View: Thank you to our Veterans!

Veterans Day is one of the most important holidays in America and one that deserves special recognition. Each year, our country proudly honors the courageous men and women who have sacrificed to help …

Peach cobbler – a family favorite

A few years ago, I purchased a small box of tree-ripened peaches directly from a farmer. They were perfectly ripe, ready to eat fresh, and I wanted to make peach cobbler. My paternal grandmother …

Yesterday, my sister-in-law Ann called me for advice. She’s suffering from allergies. “My nose is so stuffed up, I have to breathe through my mouth. I’ve been taking a …

What else is in your medicine

When Donna was first diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs 20 years ago, she took a common blood thinner for over 10 years with no problems. Then her doctor told her that she could stop taking it, …

Q: I always get a sheet of printed information with every new prescription and refill. I usually throw them away without reading them because the print is too small. Why do I get these? The Food …

Q: What’s the difference between enriched and fortified foods, and how did they get that way? Starting in the 1920s, the federal government addressed several diseases caused by nutritional …

What would you do to save a life?

What would you do to save a life? Would you dash into a burning house? Dive into deep water? Take down a mass shooter? Many of you would go to extraordinary extremes - even at great personal …

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