Opinions

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 21

By Sarah Pridgeon I am ashamed to admit that, although I have improved my snow driving exponentially since I was directed to a vehicle with four-wheel drive, the sight of my car at the bottom of our driveway, wheels spinning…

Letters to the Editor – Feb. 21

In last week’s editorial, “The Future of Power in the USA…” Bill Sniffin wrote, “The biggest threat to the coal exporting opportunity involves environmentalists in the Northwest.” I disagree wholeheartedly. The biggest threat to our coal industry and our economy…

From the State House to Your House – Feb. 14

By Mark Semlek Last week the Legislature reviewed and finalized the supplemental budget. After all the State Agencies had undergone a budget reduction exercise this past summer, it was unlikely that there would have been much interest in considering requests…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 14

By Sarah Pridgeon “It being Superbowl time, I think I should like to talk about my impressions of American football in my column this week,” I said to my husband as he was trying to get to sleep. “I’m not…

From the State House to Your House – Feb. 7

By Mark Semlek We are approaching the halfway mark of the Legislative session this week as the House of Representatives begins to consider Senate Files. House action on bill consideration last week included a proposal to raise cigarette taxes by…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 7

By Sarah Pridgeon I am suffering from plague. Simple winter cold it may be but, if I’m going to describe the symptoms to you with any degree of accuracy, I can think of no more apt comparison than the Black…

From the State House to Your House – Jan. 31

By Mark Semlek Probably the most important vote of the 62nd legislative session took place last Friday when the House of Representative passed SF 104 which had previously passed the Senate the week before. The House vote was 39 aye…