Member Opinions

I come from a family of veterans as far back as the Revolutionary War.  I grew up listening to stories about serving and sacrifice from grandfathers who knew the deeper meaning...

Feb. 20, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up...

Feb. 13, 2019

If you are reading this article in the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, chances are you know somebody who ranches, farms, is an orchardist, raises livestock, or enjoys the outdoors. In other words,...

Feb. 13, 2019

Special to the Tri-City Herald Domestic violence is not a common topic of conversation around the kitchen table. However, information and knowledge are power. I believe it is time to shed some...

Feb. 4, 2019

The 2019 legislative session began Monday, Jan. 14. We are honored to serve you and bring a strong voice of our 9th District citizens to the state Capitol. This year’s 105-day...

Jan. 24, 2019

Eastern Washington is different from Western Washington in many ways. Each region has different priorities, different economic conditions, and different ways of life. However, too often, decisions made by the state...

Jan. 24, 2019

Special to the East Washingtonian The 2019 legislative session began Monday, Jan. 14. We are honored to serve you and bring a strong voice of our 9th District citizens to the...

Jan. 23, 2019

In a routine that’s become as predictable as the Mariners missing the playoffs or Starbucks hiking the price of a cup of coffee, Governor Jay Inslee has...

Jan. 17, 2019

For many of us on Whidbey Island, Saturdays regularly include a trip to the transfer station, where we take our garbage and sorted recyclables. It’s often a time to say ‘hello’...

May 11, 2018

The statistics are alarming, but real. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates prescription opioid misuse costs the United States $78.5 billion a year. Here in Washington state, the...

May 11, 2018