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Students find success in updated facilities | Cathy Dalhquist

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

There it sits. It has company. It lies beneath that pile of mail you have on your kitchen counter. You may not open it. It’s too much trouble. You have got to find a stamp. You don’t really know what the entire hubbub is about.

 

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Political extremes feed on frustration | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 9:00AM

Why have so many young men and women from the West flocked to join ISIS? What is the attraction of such a violent and brutal regime in Syria and Iraq? Since I will be teaching a continuing education class in May at Green River College on “Cults in America,” I’ve been reading up on the topic of mass movements. The best book I’ve found on the topic is Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer,” written in 1942.

It’s time to raise minimum wage | Rep. Chris Hurst

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 10:00AM

Too many people are working harder than ever, but they’re not seeing the benefits of the growing economy. Housing prices keep increasing again. It used to be, you could work a summer job to save up enough money for a year of tuition. Those days are gone.

Director for state’s prep activities offers support for district bond proposal | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 11:00AM

I am honored to provide you with my take regarding the impact that school facilities have on the students, the school community and other community members. Facilities are the local gathering place for the community and how people feel more comfortable meeting in facilities that meet diverse and “modern” needs. That the school directors want to provide facilities that meet those needs because they understand the value of a connected community – one that supports their children in their athletic endeavors.

Don't smoke it all away | Editorial Cartoon

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 10:00AM

This week's editorial cartoon depicts how the legislature plans to balance the state budget.

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