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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 2017


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

Violence is promoted

Our human tendencies to violence are encouraged by our entertainment industry. Peruse the movie listings at your local theater or Redbox: How many feature an image of someone with a gun?

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TUESDAY, OCT. 10, 2017


Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Protests create divisions

All the rhetoric on taking a knee during "our" national anthem will not get what some Americans want. It has done the complete opposite - instead of bringing the issue to the forefront for discussion, it has indeed brought forth anger on how some Americans feel about this country.

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Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Respect flag, follow code

With accusations of protesters "disrespecting the flag," now seems like a great time to take a look at Title 36, Chapter 10 of the United States Code, also known as the flag code.

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Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Retain Daggy on board

Please join me in voting for Vicky Daggy for school board at Nine Mile Falls School District. She has served our board for over 10 years with dedication and hard work with the best interest of our kids in mind always. Vicky has been an active member of our community for many years and has always represented our schools, staff and students first. Her kids are out of school and grown and yet she still is working as hard today for our schools as she ever did with them in school.

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MONDAY, OCT. 9, 2017

Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Freedom has responsibility

It was disheartening, to say the least, to learn that the price of gun manufacturing stocks had risen and sales again spiked following the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. But this seems to be the norm following mass shootings in this country. We are told that this is the price of freedom.

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Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Prop 2 is worth it

Voters recently received a flier of the five reasons to vote no on Proposition 2. "Rail traffic with coal & oil are safe," Reason 4. Really? Tell that to the folks in Oregon when cars derailed and spilled millions of gallons of fuel contaminating their water. And the coal being safe? Ask the folks near Noxon, Mont. A month after the derailment spill, they were dealing with combustion in the hotspots.

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Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Re-examine 'right to life'

I think it may be time for all of us to revisit the idea of the right To life. Not for the unborn, but for the already born, meaning you and me. We often hear that we have an "inalienable right" to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." It is my contention that my right to life supersedes anyone else's "right" to use a firearm. After all, Webster defines the word "bear" (as in "bear arms") as: "to carry, to have or to show." It does not include "to use."

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SUNDAY, OCT. 8, 2017






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