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You've heard about the city dweller who was asked, “Where does your meat and food come from?” His reply: “From the grocery store.” In Eastern Washington, we know better. These days,...

Feb. 26, 2021

The environment is unquestionably important to every one of us who live, work and raise families in our beautiful state of Washington. It has also become a political hotbed of polar-opposite...

Feb. 5, 2021

Just as 2020 will always be remembered as the “COVID-19 year,” the 2021 legislative session already is being recalled as one in which nearly everything was done remotely, preventing the public...

Jan. 16, 2021

My first love of horses came at the age of 13 when we bought “Peanuts,” a quarter horse bay for $250 and he became my long-lasting friend. I learned how magnificent...

March 7, 2020

“Mr. President, our farmers love you!” President Trump looked up, smiled, walked over to me and shook my hand. What a moment! It was the culmination of more than a year's...

Jan. 31, 2020

We are back in Olympia for this year's 60-day legislative session, which began Jan. 13, and it didn't take long to learn what Gov. Jay Inslee and his Democratic friends who...

Jan. 15, 2020

When House Democrats released their two-year state operating budget proposal March 25, we celebrated the fact that Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed $750,000 to study removal of the four lower Snake River...

April 12, 2019

In 1838, Abraham Lincoln spoke to the Young Men's Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois, praising the founding fathers for the political system they established, but also warning about the fragile nature of...

April 1, 2019

Agriculture accounts for $51 billion of Washington's economy. Much of it comes from the Columbia Basin. Grain, alfalfa, silage crops, dry beans, wheat, apples, wine grapes and other fruit, sugar beets,...

March 1, 2019

In the Grant County community of George (population 501), just off Interstate 90, is a truck stop where weary travelers pull in to get gas and a bite to eat at...

Feb. 25, 2019