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 By Ken Graham    Commentary    August 16, 2018 

Welcome, Brianna Wray

Most of us who work at The Times are old enough to remember when a "phone" was something with a rotary dial, and a camera was a completely separate device that you put rolls of film into. I'm happy to...

 

Cementing Radioactive Wastes Could Save Billions

Since 2002, the U.S. Dept. of Energy has funded construction of a $17 billion project to encase radioactive wastes in solid glass logs. It is scheduled to start operations in 2022 and treat more than 56 million gallons of hazardous liquids which are...

 

Thanks to FireFighters

Dear Editor, Thank you to the Waitsburg, Dayton, Walla Walla County, and College Place fire districts for responding to the many fires on Highway 124 in late July. Also, special thanks to our neighbors and friends who helped us fight these fires....

 

Nysoe for Commissioner

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Dain Nysoe, for Columbia County Commissioner. Dain is a fourth generation resident of Columbia County. He is the manager of his family farming operations, therefore very familiar with the geography...

 

Summer Update from City of Waitsburg

The City of Waitsburg does not have a Facebook account and does not participate in social media in any format. Should any citizen have a concern or know of a situation that warrants the city’s involvement, please contact City Hall directly rather...

 

Five Wishes: A More Personal Advance Directive

DAYTON—Chaplain Terry Rice jump-started a conversation about end of life wishes when he presented “Five Wishes,” to folks at the Dayton First Congregational Church, on July 29. “The best time...

 

Nysoe Will Bring Non-Partisan Attitude

Dear Editor, I am asking you to support and vote for Dain Nysoe for Columbia County Commissioner. As a fourth-generation resident of the community, his educational and public service background make him an ideal person for the position. As manager...

 

Good Info Received Regarding Previous Letter

Dear Editor, Thank you for placing my article about the Winder family in your paper. I have received good information from two sources that is very helpful in continuing my family History.  My wife and I will still be in Dayton on the 12-13th of...

 

McMorris Rodgers' Info Misleading

Dear Editor, Recently, our household received a colorful mailer from the “PAID FOR CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS FOR US CONGRESS” campaign, indicating that “Liberal Lisa Brown chose to protect dangerous sex offenders instead of our children.” What t...

 

Deputies Recognize Professionalism of Crider

Dear Editor, My son is a Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Deputy. Every day, I pray the safety of every deputy because their job is inherently dangerous, unpredictable, and mentally and physically taxing. They do their job without complaint and...

 

Mark Crider is Most Qualified for Sheriff

Dear Editor, I know most of you have received your ballots by now and many of you have already voted. If you haven’t, first and foremost, please vote. Every election is an important election and your input is needed. I want to address specifically...

 

Crider Demonstrates Competency

Dear Editor, “Cease fire!” The firearms instructor roared. Nervously we looked down the firing line, wondering which cadet had messed up. A mistake was made and now collectively, we were all going to pay. “If you’re not competent with your...

 

Stroe, a Strong Sheriff Candidate

Dear Editor, Matt Stroe will be a strong sheriff that will serve with honesty and dignity. Matt started his criminal justice career as a juvenile corrections officer, completing the state academy in 2006. Sheriff Humphreys hired Matt in June 2007 as...

 

Nysoe is Best Choice

Dear Editor, Dain Nysoe will be a good county commissioner. His educational background in business and public administration are perfect for the job. He’s a local boy and knows the community. Also, spending the last seven years on the Dayton City...

 

Crider is best Candidate for Sheriff

Dear Editor, I am the wife of a United States Marine and a Sheriff’s Deputy. In years past, I watched my husband mount up and go to war. I knew he was fighting alongside the best men America had to offer and I knew the leadership he served under...

 

Mark Crider: True born leader

Dear Editor, From the time I was a young girl, I can remember my parents expressing the importance of having strong morals and values. I knew in my teenage years that I wanted to become a police officer. It was from that moment on that everything I...

 

Seeking Family History

Dear Editor, I am seeking those that might have information or are related to Francis (Frank Cleveland) Winder. My Grandfather, Frank, was born in June 1888 in Garfield, WA. He passed away in October 1953 at Walla Walla and is buried at the Dayton...

 

Stroe is Best Choice for Sheriff

Dear Editor, I have had the great fortune of knowing Matt Stroe for 20 years. I’ve lived in the Walla Walla valley for 22 years and was able to meet Matt my second year here. Matt has been a positive presence my life since I first met him! He has...

 

Support Mark Crider for Sheriff

Dear Editor, Walla Walla County is at a pivotal point in our history. We have seen an influx of tourism, and along with it we have a booming economy. We have three well-respected colleges. We have great healthcare. We have a strong agricultural...

 

Mark Crider is Best for Sheriff

Dear Editor, I’m a deputy’s wife who enthusiastically endorses Mark Crider for Sheriff, because he is a kind, man of integrity with unparalleled law enforcement experience. I was immediately impressed with Mark Crider, because he is a good guy....

 

Support Matt Stroe for Sheriff

Dear Editor, My relationship with Matt Stroe began when I was elected as County Commissioner in 2008. Matt was hired by past sheriff Mike Humphreys, who I had the privilege to work with for two years. As Matt was recovering from a serious knee...

 

Mark Crider is Best Fit for School Safety

Dear Editor, I am a Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Deputy wife and I endorse Mark Crider for Sheriff. I am also a School Counselor and former Walla Walla Public School employee. School safety is always a concern of mine and unfortunately is in our...

 

Stroe Deserves Highest Consideration for Sheriff

Dear Editor, My name is Eric Bridgeland. I am the head men’s basketball coach at Whitman College. Our program stands for character, integrity, community service, servant leadership, common sense, and fostering leaders that will depart Whitman to...

 

Support Dain Nysoe for Commissioner

Dear Editor, The responsibilities of County Commissioners is varied but none is more important than the assembling and overseeing of the expense budget of the County. Dain Nysoe is the candidate for Columbia County Commissioner more qualified to...

 

Sheriff Turner Endorses Crider

Dear Editor, As this season unfolds, I unfortunately hear more and more inaccurate information about the candidates for Sheriff. Due to this, I feel compelled to share with our community, so they may make an informed choice. Mr. Stroe was hired as a...

 

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