Member Opinions

(As published in the Omak Chronicle, 3/13/19) Science tells us the sense of smell is most closely associated to memory. It doesn’t take much more than a waft of wood smoke...

March 12, 2019

I can hear the grumblings from students now. Why do students need to learn cursive writing when our world and job expectations are requiring less handwriting and more computing? Some have...

March 1, 2019

Agriculture accounts for $51 billion of Washington’s economy. Much of it comes from the Columbia Basin. Grain, alfalfa, silage crops, dry beans, wheat, apples, wine grapes and other fruit, sugar beets,...

March 1, 2019

Evil exists in our world. There are people who intentionally harm their fellow man. There are predators who commit horrendous crimes against our precious children.

March 1, 2019

(As published in the Eastern Washingtonian, Feb. 2019) Efforts in Olympia to eliminate the death penalty are shortsighted and do an extreme disservice to violent crime victims, their families and the...

Feb. 27, 2019

(As printed in The Spokesman-Review Feb. 23, 2019) It has often been said that the only thing necessary for evil to exist is for good people to remain silent. As the...

Feb. 25, 2019

In the Grant County community of George (population 501), just off Interstate 90, is a truck stop where weary travelers pull in to get gas and a bite to eat at...

Feb. 25, 2019

Legislative priorities change with each new session. One priority that remains consistent is the issue of housing affordability across Washington State. The housing market continues to see increasing costs for renters,...

Feb. 23, 2019

Wine continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in Washington state. It is a major economic contributor to our communities and region. It fosters small business growth, enhances tourism,...

Feb. 22, 2019

If you are an independent contractor or a sole proprietor in Washington state, your livelihood is under attack! Six weeks into the legislative session and a number of proposals before the...

Feb. 20, 2019