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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018

Another cancer

Once again, the parallels to Watergate are brought to our attention in "There is, again, a cancer on the presidency" (Michael Gerson, Aug. 24, 2018) and "Uncle Rudy rattles the rafters" (Kathleen Parker, Aug. 3, 2018). Both commentaries leave us wondering if and when President Trump will fire the special counsel as Nixon did the special prosecutor.

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CMR, Hutchison work for us all

The tax relief reconciliation act of 2001 gave back at least $600 of taxes to "we" the people. Hillary Clinton said the recipients didn't know how to spend it. It seems the Democratic Party believes they must manage everyone's finances as the general population is just too stupid to cope. The Senate voted 58 yes, 33 no; Cantwell and Clinton voted no.

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Is there a Lese Trump law?

It appears that Trump considers the Department of Justice a combination of his own personal lawyers and his own private investigators. His tweeted demands for action or inaction are blatantly political. For instance, don't proceed with an investigation that might endanger two House seats with Republicans. Also, investigate the infamous New York Times' op-ed article.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2018

Representatives doing nothing

I am beginning to believe either our Congress is unwilling or unable to rein in the actions that our president is instituting or inflicting on our country.It takes no moral courage to stand by while our natural resources are being ...

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Who's more compassionate?

Lisa Brown wants us to believe that Cathy McMorris Rodgers is only concerned about accumulating power and wealth. But which candidate is more compassionate? The income tax returns of both candidates show that when it comes to sharing her wealth, Brown lags far behind.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2018

Importance of USPS

Here's a bit of history and some current news for you. The U.S. Post Office, now the U.S. Postal Service, was created by the Second Continental Congress on July 26, 1775. It is an independent agency of the united States federal government. It also was federally funded until 1971. Since then congress has tried, and in some cases succeeded, in using the USPS as a cash cow to fund various government projects.

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My flag flies at half mast

This country is greater than Donald Trump, so it will survive him.What bothers me is that this unbalanced man has his finger on the nuclear button!Incidentally, Trump may not fly his flag at half mast for John McCain, but as ...

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Time for tuition changes

When I attended WSU in the latter '60s, the tuition costs were $125 per semester or $250 per year. This year's figure for undergraduates is $10,268 for the year, 18 credits maximum per semester.

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Tips for voting

I have just become a member of the League of Women Voters, a national, nearly 100-year-old nonpartisan group of people dedicated to voter education and voter registration.As a member, I plan to be part of a voter registration effort in ...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018

A question of grazing

Recently, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a kill order targeting the collared male wolf in the Togo Pack, which consists of a breeding male and female and their pups of the year residing in the Kettle Range noted for its rough terrain. Livestock graze these lands under the USFS grazing program. Wolf-livestock conflict is the inevitable result.

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Brown is for the common good

Lisa Brown will work for the common good and she will bring unity. I believe she will cling to the American spirit of fairness and faith.I believe she is a patriot who loves her country enough to criticize it when ...

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Cheney shooting unnecessary

I have a hard time looking the other way on this issue. When three police officers cannot disarm a man with a knife it's very disheartening, especially with today's measures. With items like stun guns and pepper spray, why would you have to shoot to kill? Was there a warning shot fired? It was not mentioned in the newspaper.

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CMR doesn't care

It is almost amusing to watch the GOP dirt machine frantically searching for ways to attack Lisa Brown. I wonder how much effort it took to dig up her doctoral thesis and find something they could twist to their advantage. You would think that if Lisa wins we will all be sent to a collective farm for retraining (after our property is confiscated of course). But there is an alternative and her philosophy can be inferred from her demonstrated positions over the past 14 years:

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Don't sit this election out

The upcoming election in November may be seen by some voters as not that important, since we are not electing a president this year. However, we will be choosing whether Lisa Brown or Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be sent to Washington as our representative in the House, and that makes it a very important election indeed.

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