Gates likely glad his job is done | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 10:44AM

Robert M. Gates is probably the only secretary of defense who can claim to have had a “honeymoon” for his entire four and one-half years of service.


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Leaders can’t put public funds at risk | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 3:50PM

The hotly debated issue before the Council was whether to take up to $1.5 million out of reserves to build the Welcome Center and save the $1.3 million Federal Scenic Byway grant we had obtained 12 years earlier, or to drop the project and return the grant to the federal government.

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I'm all alone in the newsroom | Our Corner

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 1:22PM

I have officially become fogey. How and when I slipped down that slope is a conundrum to me, but all the young reporters working for me have confirmed my fogeyness.

A matter of accountability | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 4, 2014 at 5:13PM

Recently an incumbent state senator was found to have misused her Senate expense account to the tune of over $5,000.

Tim Eyman vows to keep pushing his citizen initiatives

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 11:57AM

Jack Fagan, Mike Fagan and I co-sponsored the 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative this year and worked really hard for the past six months leading its’ signature drive. We recently announced that that effort fell short this time.

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