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Washington farmers need tariff relief

Washington farmers need tariff relief

U.S. farmers are hopeful current trade negotiations will bring relief to the tariffs imposed between China and the U.S.

Washington farmers need tariff relief

Kindness is the Word of the Month at Simpson Elementary

This month, Simpson Elementary School dove into some fun activities. Toward the middle of the month, Simpson had a Geography Bee, and at the beginning of the month, we had a Word of the Month assembly.

  • Jan 31st, 2019

Brunell: Grays Harbor benefits from private sector’s tourism investment

There are parts of rural Washington which can benefit from statewide tourism promotion especially places with fresh and saltwater beaches.

Cornfield: Inslee give state of presidential campaign speech

“Washington’s Unwritten Chapter” was the title of the State of the State address Tuesday.

  • Jan 24th, 2019

3 years in the making: New law on police use of deadly force

In the next few days, state lawmakers will pass a bill to…

Brunell: East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

Washington needs to improve infrastructure to remain competitive.

Cornfield: Washington’s next House speaker will be a woman

The Frank Chopp era will end soon. Everett’s Robinson is among a crowd of women who may seek the job.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Thompson: Movie theater to auction house to smoke

Over the years the theater was used for school plays, plays put on by the Knights of Pythians, The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church and who knows how many others. Later it became the Auction House.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Brunell: Boeing hopes to build upon record year

This year will be pivotal for Boeing’s 777x program. The company has invested over a billion dollars on its new composite wing plant at Everett. It is programmed to build and test six new 777s.

Halvorsen Gatlin: Let’s work together as a positive force in our world

We have choices in how we view things, as well as how we react to them.

  • Jan 10th, 2019

Cornfield: Sound Transit probably won’t be ignored by lawmakers in 2019

Car tab relief is one topic. How directors of the regional transit authority are chosen is another.

Cornfield: An old tax idea is being resurrected for the new year

Many Democratic lawmakers might warm to the tax change, but not the diversion of dollars.

  • Jan 3rd, 2019

Don Brunell: Ways to drain the swamp

The president should use the upcoming State of the Union speech to unify the country. Congress, likewise, should look for ways to take those recommendations and work together.

  • Jan 2nd, 2019

Don Brunell: Immunizations make difference

We can be thankful that our market-based, free enterprise system provides the wealth which allows our government and charitable organization to invest in programs that improve our health.

A preliminary concept of a proposed new interchange on Highway 522 at Paradise Lake Road in Maltby. (WSDOT)

Jerry Cornfield: New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

A lawmaker’s statewide plan would remove culverts, redo the U.S. 2 trestle and fund many other projects.

A preliminary concept of a proposed new interchange on Highway 522 at Paradise Lake Road in Maltby. (WSDOT)
Don Brunell: Christmas wreaths help ease pain

Don Brunell: 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.

Don Brunell: Christmas wreaths help ease pain
Olivia Robinson is sixth-grader at Simpson Elementary School in Montesano. She writes the Simpson Says column for The Vidette.

Food Bowl’s Spirit Week among the fun activities this month

During the month of December at Simpson Elementary we have lots of fun activities going on. Starting at the beginning of the month we have Food Bowl activities taking place, raising funds and food for area food banks. These activities are always a highlight of student’s years, and they make great memories.

  • Dec 20th, 2018
Olivia Robinson is sixth-grader at Simpson Elementary School in Montesano. She writes the Simpson Says column for The Vidette.

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

Longshot bid: Inslee is saddling up for a presidential run

Can a little-known thoroughbred from the Pacific Northwest capture the 2020 derby of Democratic presidential candidates?

From left, Julya Lemon, Angel Callahan and Christina Watkins pose in the kitchen at the House of Ruth, where they are the first three residents of the women’s ministry at Set Free Christian Fellowship in 11 years. Photo courtesy Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin

Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin: A timely gift in the little town of Elma

Set Free ministry reopens doors to help women and teens in crisis.

  • Dec 13th, 2018
From left, Julya Lemon, Angel Callahan and Christina Watkins pose in the kitchen at the House of Ruth, where they are the first three residents of the women’s ministry at Set Free Christian Fellowship in 11 years. Photo courtesy Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin