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China's Mighty Migrating Mandate

What happens in China, doesn’t always stay in China. In fact, when it comes to tough new garbage and recycling restrictions, they may migrate elsewhere sooner than you might think. For example,...

 

Restoring Affordability to a College: Education Is Vital to America

When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for the son of a copper miner and the daughter of a plumber. Eighty years ago, our country was in the middle of the Great Depression and teens took odd jobs to...

 

Rare Earth Metal Dilemma

Hopefully, when American and Chinese leaders meet to resolve trade differences, talks won’t breakdown and result in a new round of tariffs or product restrictions. It is in both nations’ interests for presidents Trump and Xi Jinping to find...

 

Family-owned business backbone of America

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, "I feel your pain," reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then, similar statements of empathy have become a staple for politicians....

 

Dayton is a great community

Dear Editor, Hello Dayton --- Thank You! The weekend before the car show (Sunday- June 9 thru Wednesday am – June 12), the Jawbone RV Club from the Lewiston/Clarkston area rolled into town and set up camp at the fairgrounds. There were 11 rigs, 29...

 

Normandy Clicker D-Day Innovation

During World War II, the American GI earned the reputation for being innovative, adaptable and resilient. Nowhere was that more evident than the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. For example, Gen. Maxwe...

 

Husband's tip stops 'attack'

Dear Editor, Saturday June 8th, I was in Waitsburg for a memorial service at the Catholic Church. I parked behind the church in front of the Richardson’s home. After the service, I was walking to my car and noticed 3 dogs, a Labrador, a German...

 

Max Fix Critical to Washington

Last January, Boeing was poised for another record year. The company’s order book burst at the seams. Things seem to be going Boeing’s way. In 2019, Boeing planned to step up deliveries of KC46 aerial refueling jets to the U.S. Air Force and the...

 

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Dear Editor: It’s never too late to say “Thank you”!. We have been planning to send personal notes out to the many volunteers that helped make our Waits- burg Celebration Days Parade, but as usual some- times, life just happens. The biggest...

 

Could Seattle Put on a World's Fair Today?

On April 21, 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened. The “Century 21 Exhibition” ran for six months, drew 11 million visitors, turned a profit and left the Northwest with a wonderful Seattle...

 

Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will...

 

NHS Blood Drive

Waitsburg High School National Honor Society Advisor Liv Leid shared this recently received email from the American Red Cross, regarding the recent NHS blood drive with The Times readers. Dear National Honor Society, Thank you for coordinating the...

 

Washington's Big Tax Bump

With the dust settling from the 2019 legislative session, the focus is assessing the impacts on taxpayers and our economy. Our state’s budget grew by a whopping 17.5 percent, which is one of the largest increases ever. Gov. Jay Inslee and his...

 

Volunteers Keep Things Running

Dear Editor, Waitsburg Celebration Days is fast approaching.  The reason for it was to maintain the date formerly held by Days of Real Sport after horse racing disappeared from the local scene.  Volunteers are the key to the success of these events...

 

New Montana law aims to keep people in their homes

Montana’s legislature took the unusual step of exempting older, less-valued mobile homes from property tax as a way to stem homelessness. The bipartisan legislation, which Gov. Steve Bullock signed into law last week, aims to keep people in their...

 

Spring Update from the City of Waitsburg

By Randy Hinchliffe, Administrator With spring finally arriving, the City would like to update you on a few items it is working on for the upcoming months. You may have noticed that the Walla Walla County Public Works crew has been in the City...

 

E-Waste Reduction Requires Innovative Approaches

“One of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century is dealing with the progress of the 20th Century - especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones and televisions. These appliances depend on...

 

Letters

Dear Editor: Each year older adults are making positive impact by taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection, sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and enriching their communities. They are volunteers...

 

Walsh issues statement regarding House Bill 1155

By Senator Maureen Walsh (R) I want to offer my heartfelt apologies to those I offended with my comments on the Senate floor last Tuesday. I was tired, and in the heat of argument on the Senate floor, I said some things about nurses that were taken...

 

Why Now is the Time for Millennials, Gen Xers to Buy a Small Business?

By Jeremy Field, Regional Administrator, Pacific Northwest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) When it comes to growing the economy, we often focus on job growth through starting a new business. However, there is also a lot to be said about job...

 

Would new gun laws stop criminals?

Dear Editor, The April 17, 2019 now deceased shooter in Lewiston, Idaho was in Idaho from Washington under the terms of an interstate compact, because he had numerous previous felony convictions.   Dispatchers noted Cook had recently been...

 

Voters should note Sen. Walsh comment

Dear Editor, I hope the voters that elected Senator Maureen Walsh are paying attention to her behavior in the Washington Legislative chamber. Lawmakers are expected to be well informed about current issues. Senator Walsh presents a confused...

 

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