I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election. Yet one of my strongest memories of him [...]
OROVILLE – Back in May of 2011, a facility review committee made up of community members and staff formed at the district to look at facility improvements that needed to be looked at in both the short and long term.
Seems to be no love for the roundabout
- I hadn’t even heard a roundabout was one of the fixes proposed for the intersection off Highway 97 to Okanogan. That is until the Facebook links started appearing in my email towards the end of last week. And by the time we got a press release about an Open House meeting to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the DOT maintenance facility (article in Gazette-Tribune), it was old news.
Tumbleweed Film Festival a great experience
- For those who missed the Tumbleweed International Film Festival this year, you missed out on a great film-going experience.
Sometimes it takes just a single moment to remind us of why we love home. Just last week, I was reminded, yet again, of why Eastern Washington remains in my heart even when I’m 3,000 miles away walking through the halls of the United States Congress.
Reopening the dialogue on guns
- Once again our nation is shocked and saddened by another senseless multiple killing by a gunman whose aim seems to be little more than a need for attention. While James Holmes is certainly getting a lot of attention on television, radio and in print for opening fire in a Colorado movie theater, the one thing that may come out of this is a rethinking of the debate on the ease of which these mass murderers can get their hands on firearms and ammunition.
Just as important as knowing the candidates is knowing which candidates represent you in the various legislative districts. One reader said this can be confusing and suggested we find a way of explaining which district the various citizens of the county vote in. As the Tuesday, Aug. 7 primary ballots are going out in the mail today, we thought we’d do our best to try and clear some of this up.
Miscellaneous ramblings on a short week
- Wow, what happened, I skip writing my editorial one week and let U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers have my spot and the next thing you know, not a single letter to the editor.
As I wrap up another week in the other Washington – all the way across the country from the one I call “home” – I am reminded of the wisdom left behind by one of America’s greatest leaders, President Ronald Reagan. He once said, “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”
75 YEARS AGO:
- July 16-23 1937
- Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gunning are producing a new berry for this section this year at at their ranch at near the city reservoir. It is called Boysen Berry and is a cross between a loganberry and a raspberry.