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To the editor -- To all government and corporate anti-vaxers: Please consider someone other than yourselves and get vaccinated. This pandemic is not over in the United States and is roaring through third world countries. U.S. citizens can be infected from foreign countries especially by the …

To the editor -- Shame on Dan Newhouse. In a newsletter he sent on Oct. 14, he brags about how he is "working" on his farm and has a "fantastic" crop. While up and down this district so many farmers have been forced to leave their crops unharvested because of shortage of help.

The deadline for letters to the editor about the Nov. 2 election is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. All election-related letters will be published by Sunday, Oct. 31.

On Sept. 5, more than 230 medical journals across the world, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the International Journal of Medical Students, came together to publish a joint statement demanding “urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5 C, halt the…

In the late 1980s, my livelihood was forever changed after the spotted owl protection controversy. I was a logger by trade with ambitions of owning my own logging business. This issue put me out of business and in a very hard situation. I had no assistance, and I had to learn a new trade, su…

As the Republican leaders of the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee (RDAN), we are directly involved in addressing legislation related to agricultural production and lands, water rights and storage, forest practices, wildfires and much more. When the pandemic…

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In the Aug. 22 editorial “Construction ahead: WSDOT’s budget is wearing thin,” WSDOT shared concerns about stretched budgets for state road and bridge funding. As a local elected official, with almost 20 years of experience, I have seen firsthand, “Band-Aid” approaches to highway maintenance…

To the editor -- Your Wednesday editorial criticizing two state employees for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine is flawed on several points. The "rules" the employees broke were imposed after they were employed, and they never agreed to them. In fact, the public didn’t agree to them; they were i…

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