SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016

Testing doesn't add up

Regarding "State's student exam rates not up to par, feds warn (Dec. 31)": As noted, the U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold funding from Washington schools with less than a 95 percent participation rate on federally mandated student exams.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2016

Electorate changing

There is a major change occurring this election year; the realization that the majority in this country is becoming the minority. It goes by many names: immigration, race, religious beliefs, political affiliation, etc.

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Where's the SS outcry?

It's amazing that no major outcry has come from retirees like us! Like us, millions depend on Social Security checks monthly to be able to pay bills. Now, the cost-of-living raise will be non-existent for 2016! Notices now are given out.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2016

THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016

Amend government

Government is the highest form of community. It's our collective effort to develop a system so we can all get along. It's not perfect by any means. It constantly needs amending to serve the most citizens while limiting exploitation of individuals.

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Israel reports irksome

Your large, blaring Jan. 4 headline on page 4 describing Jewish extremists in Israel being charged for an arson attack six months ago unintentionally (I assume) explains the absence of peace there. While Israeli authorities, as in most Western democracies, prosecute citizens who break laws and kill, Palestinian religious and political "leaders" promote and reward it in their schools, mosques and policies.

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Senate panel introduces tuition lock proposal

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would freeze college and university tuition for incoming freshman so ...

Wild Card/Tuesday — 2.9.16

I finally figured out the value of that publicly funded $2M presidential beauty contest that the Idaho GOP is holding Tuesday, March 8 -- blog fodder for Huckleberries Online. We ...

The heaviest thoughts…

The media is filled with it. A legion of younger hungry single men all foam at the mouth upon command at the thought of it. Even that wonderfully-obscure male bastion ...



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