Stories tagged: Guest opinion
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
The mandate of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the state’s fish and wildlife. It is an awesome and daunting responsibility.
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Nationwide, universities are increasingly complicit in problems caused by alcohol both during and after graduation.
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
What is the solution for Spokane’s homeless? It is clear that the city must work toward more shelter space that is free of restrictions. This is the right thing to …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
Purdue Pharma, the drug manufacturer behind the addictive painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy Sunday. It has been a long time coming. In the past two decades, nearly 400,000 Americans have …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
It may seem odd to think about snow in August, but recently I’ve been pondering barriers. To reach a hospice patient in rural Spokane County last February, our team battled …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
Homelessness is not just an urban problem, and neither are the solutions.
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has wasted millions in taxpayer dollars to create wolf management policies it has chosen not to follow.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
As a 46-year union member and proud supporter of the Blue-Green Alliance, I’ve never accepted the idea we had to choose between a clean environment and good, family-wage jobs; I …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
In recent spats with constituents and civic leaders, Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins has asserted his right to dictate the terms of the public comment period at Spokane Valley City …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
A recent article in The Spokesman-Review seems to blame physicians for overprescribing medication.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
For too long, drug companies have been price gouging seniors and hardworking Americans.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 6:02 p.m.
Projects like Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas plant on Tacoma’s Tide Flats are essential to both our environment and economy. It’s simply time to finish the project.
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Tom Gurr: High-speed internet is basic infrastructure for the 21st-century economy
As technology becomes increasingly integrated into our businesses, health care, and education systems, it’s more important than ever to ensure that all Americans, especially those in rural areas, have access …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
Unfortunately, the Idaho Legislature has diluted the original intent of Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion initiative passed by more than 60% of the voters.
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
On this 125th Labor Day, and every day, we at the U.S. Department of Labor honor and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers, and reaffirm our commitment to helping them …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Washington state needs to enact exemptions to I-1639 for those who have submitted to previous background checks via the FBI and military.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
The recent Guest Opinion about Baby Caiden (“Still work to be done in case of Baby Caiden,” Mary Ann Murphy, Aug. 15) was a disturbing example of how child abuse …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
Taking away access to care and silencing health care providers should not be a political strategy.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
We must advance a comprehensive approach – at the local, state and national levels – to take on the challenge of Alzheimer’s. And, it’s important for each of us to …
Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
Washington state has stood up to the gun lobby and their allies, including white supremacist militias. It’s time for our members of Congress to have the courage to do the …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
If all stakeholders would work together, just imagine the economic benefit and cultural resurgence the Pacific Northwest would experience if we return to the wild salmon and steelhead populations of …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:01 a.m.
Caiden James Henry was the 10-month-old African American baby beaten to death by his white babysitter, Joshua Mobley, on Feb. 26, 2017. Questions remain about how this case was handled …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Immigration law needs an overhaul – it’s been 30 years since the last comprehensive immigration reform. Here’s a proposal.
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Jeff Roe, Dr. John Tomkowiak and Antony Chiang: Partnerships are key to expanding rural health care access
The divide between the health outcomes of urban and rural communities is stark. Access and quality are only part of the issue. The doctors who serve our rural communities are …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
Washington state hasn’t updated our overtime laws for more than 40 years. That means if you’re working more than 40 hours a week, chances are you’re not getting paid for …
Sun., July 28, 2019
Building a stronger Spokane will only happen if we support our working and middle class residents achieve economic opportunity and financial freedom.
Sat., July 27, 2019
Many of the city’s nonprofit partners and community leaders agree: Expanding the Spokane Transit Authority’s reduced fare pass program to all families and adults in need is the next logical …
Wed., July 24, 2019
With all of the attention on the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, many are looking ahead to the next half century of space exploration. Of particular interest is returning …
Thu., July 18, 2019
The Idaho Charter School Movement is failing. The schools are not failing. The leadership is failing.
Wed., July 17, 2019
It doesn’t take an issue expert to see how unjust our country’s system of cash bail is.