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Growing Resistance to Corporate Incentives

The circumstances leading to Amazon’s decision to scrap its New York City project are trends corporate leaders need to examine closely. There are cultural and political shifts in America which are changing the way business is done. Amazon walked...

 

An old gardener learns some new tricks

Because most of my gardening experience has been in the desert, the prospect of getting to grow an English-style cottage garden when we moved to Dayton, in 2012, was beyond my wildest dreams. Little...

 

From the Editor

When I received notice of the AAUW Great Explorations program, coming in March (see Page 2), I wanted to take the opportunity to share with our readers what a fantastic opportunity this is for...

 

Waitsburg City HallUpdate

By City Clerk, Randy Hinchliffe I am sure many of you have noticed by now the stretch of land being developed at the eastern edge of the City. Mild temperatures in December and January prompted the City to start work on a road project to straighten...

 

Advertising: The good, the bad and the ugly

A column by Dena Martin It's always fun browsing through past issues of The Times, especially when it comes to perusing advertisements from bygone years. Times have certainly changed. In some ways...

 

Student Debt Draining Retired Income

ots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed. Recently, Wall Street Journal writer AnnaMaria Andriotis reported Americans over 60 years old are coming...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Waitsburg residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Waitsburg and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child,...

 

Washington Farmers Need Tariff Relief

The good news is Washington’s cherry crop is projected to be as good as 2018; however, absent tariff relief from the ongoing U.S.-China trade tiff, a key market will remain limited. When China’s tariff went from 10 percent to 50 percent last...

 

Don't Move City Hall

Dear Editor, Has anyone noticed the paradox Waitsburg City Council proposes? It appears ridiculous to me for the City to consider abandoning its offices and functions at its present site in order to relocate to the “Kingdom Hall” the Jehovah...

 

Dena Martin: From the Editor

I recently read an article about Amazon’s new Amazon Go convenience stores. The stores are the very definition of “convenient.” They have no cash, no lines and no cashiers. You simply download the Amazon Go app on your phone, walk in, pick up...

 

Port of Columbia considers dark fiber

by Kathryn Witherington, Port of Columbia Economic Development Coordinator The mission of the Port of Columbia is to maximize public resources and private investment to create jobs, provide infrastructure, and maintain and improve the economic vitali...

 

Wildhorse Foundations Supports "The Club" in Dayton

Thanks to the Wildhorse Foundation, The Club in Dayton has an improved kitchen. A $13,095 grant from Wildhorse Foundation awarded in December provided for a new floor, new stainless-steel dish washing sinks, wall repairs and a home style cooking...

 

East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

By Don C. Brunell While many eyes are on trade talks between our country and China, America’s port leaders are positioning their seaports to compete for increasing volumes of container traffic. After container shipments surged in...

 

Redirect resources from gun control to mental health issues

Dear Editor: According to 2017 FBI Crime in the United States (https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-11.xls) the following murders were committed by the means listed: 15,129—Total...

 

Council should consider bigger picture

Dear Editor: The theme of the December 27 City Council discussion about the Parks and Rec Committee and the preservation or demolishing  of the Fairground’s grandstands seems to be spiraling down to a silo view of Waitsburg events and continuing...

 

Letter From the Editor

It has been a trend in recent years, among those in pursuit of self-improvement, to choose a theme word to focus on for the year. Examples I’ve seen include: risk, freedom, courage, thrive, strength and health. There are a multitude of books,...

 

A Dozen Eventful Years

Around the beginning of 2007 I got the harebrained idea of starting a newspaper in Dayton. It was called Blue Mountain News and it came out approximately monthly. Though I always enjoyed writing, I...

 

End of 2018 Update From the City of Waitsburg

As this year closes out, I wanted to let the citizens know what the city is working on currently, as well as a few items we have planned for next year. Probably the biggest remaining item on the council’s agenda is the possible relocation of city h...

 

Christmas Wreaths Help Ease Pain

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty while protecting our country. It hit home again last month when Army sergeants Eric Emond, 39, Brush Prairie,...

 

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