The COVID-19 pandemic made us reconsider how we work, attend school, seek medical care and interact with family and friends. One thing is clear – access to affordable broadband is more important than ever. As leaders in fiber infrastructure development, Public Utility Districts must be allow…

Lately, we are seeing people feel that they can do their own thing when it comes to showing respect to the flag. It seems that if they are rich, famous, or a star athlete they can make their own rules (mainly to draw attention to themselves) about respect of the flag. The sickest and saddest…

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The Fourth of July holiday brings the welcomed commemoration of our nation’s independence with family, friends, and community citizens. It may also include the unwelcomed disregard for our neighbors and pets with the discharge of illegal fireworks and after-hour excessive noise. While we des…

During the 2017-2018 flu season, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was at or above the epidemic threshold for 16 consecutive weeks. During the past five seasons, the average number of weeks this indicator was above threshold was 11 (range 7-15 weeks). N…

“Times of stress are also times that are signals for growth, and if we use adversity properly, we can grow through adversity.” – Abraham Twerski

On behalf of the students and families of the Class of 2020, we would like to thank the entire community of Quincy, especially Quincy School District and Quincy High School for pulling together to make the Jackrabbit Graduation Gauntlet Parade a blockbuster celebration!

Do we have a new deity? It would seem so. For the last three months the United States  has bowed down to the almighty Dr Fauci. He said, “stay home” and we did. He said, “wear a mask” and we did. He said, “lose your business, your employees and your lifestyle” and we did. Dr Fauci said, “no …

There is no doubt that our country is facing difficult times, but if our history indicates anything, I am confident the American people will persevere. It can be hard to see, however – especially in the rural communities of Central Washington – that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

RINVOQ is a prescription drug now being recommended for rheumatoid arthritis on television ads, particularly during the alphabet (ABC, CBS, NBC) stations news programming sessions.

The First Amendment and the right to peacefully protest is a bedrock of our nation’s founding. Empowering our neighbors to speak up for what is right, taking action when injustice rears its ugly head in our communities, and creating a society where we can live equally and peacefully is a goa…

A couple of issues ago the paper had a column about winners and losers; those who could continue working from home and those blue collar people who work with their hands. It was said that was the divide that separates those who support President Trump and those who support Democrat candidate…

“I believe in the future of agriculture with a faith born not of words but of deeds” is the first phrase in the FFA Creed that was written and adopted by the National FFA almost 90 years ago. While this five-paragraph speech has become a presentation that each freshman FFA member has learned…

For the first time in anyone’s recent memory, Memorial Day Services are canceled this year. We as members of the American Legion and Son’s of the American Legion are saddened by this.

I am concerned about the new sex ed law, from HB 5395. This was passed by state government at the onset of the quarantine. I haven’t heard information about the law from a school district source. What I have read about the law itself, read about pilot districts, and read from those in and ar…

By now it is apparent that, barring a miracle, a cure for COVID-19 will not happen soon; however, to make it a condition of removing the economic lockdown would be a catastrophic mistake. They must coexist.

Our lives have been turned upside down over the past seven or so weeks. Restaurants and stores have closed, 30 million Americans have lost their jobs, and our freedom of movement has been restricted. Several difficult issues are at play in this crisis. Financial security is my focus here.

Well, I think the average Washingtonian who isn’t working from home, the ones who take pride in having a job to feed their families and aren’t gleeful about getting more money to stay home than they were making when they were working, have had a bellyful.

Our state is blessed with some of the most creative people and businesses in the world. Many of their innovations are making key differences during this COVID-19 pandemic and as our devastated economy recovers, there will be greater creative opportunities.

Our local, state, and federal governments are working together to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and provide a bridge for our economy – and our society as a whole – to get to the other side of this outbreak.

When I listen to the political rhetoric of the major parties, I am baffled by some of their perspectives and positions. Political parties are not expected to be rational, because 70-80% of the voters make decisions emotionally rather than logically, so there should be no surprise as to their…

St. Rose of Lima’s Catholic Women’s Group (YLI#246) and the Men’s Group (Knights of Columbus) thank everyone who came to the ERC on April 22 to donate blood. 38 units of blood was collected; which equates to approximately 114 people benefiting from the donors. Jane Montaney, one of the coord…

When Congress was first considering coronavirus relief packages, I immediately recognized the needs of our rural hospitals. While Washington began as the epicenter of the outbreak, most of the focus was on the west side of the state in heavily populated Seattle, where healthcare providers ar…

Ok, here's the deal. America said "let's roll" in 2001. In 2020, America's experts said stay home. When May comes around with the May flowers, the models which have been off kilter since the beginning had better say "let's roll." Governor Inslee has sent back ventilators built by the Army an…

Do you get surveys in the mail from the political parties? The Democrats and Republicans send me surveys since I’ve donated to both over the years. It’s been a long time since I donated to the Republicans, though. It goes back to 2002 when I voted for and supported U.S. Representative Jennif…

We are in unprecedented times. The coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on the American people and our economy, but – together – we will make sure that impact is not a lasting one.

Fifty years ago, an exasperated high school basketball fan marched into The Missoulian newsroom and directly to my desk. He plopped down three years of sports stories carrying headlines unintentionally branding his small town’s winless team as bunches of losers.

The Letter to the Editor section in newspapers serves as a platform to express ourselves when many of us have no other. You can just vent your frustrations and it can be your opinion. This section of the newspaper could also serve as a place to suggest a multi-belief meeting where we can exp…

Charlene Aaron, a black reporter with CBN, recently provided an insightful report of the growing number of black voters who are joining “Blexit” (blacks exiting the Democratic party). With the visceral hate of top Democratic party members now having gone beyond denial, and their deception an…

In the United States and in Washington, we are fortunate to have an abundance of agriculture. We are even more fortunate to have the hard-working men and women who work to keep food on our tables. Keeping our food supply chain stable – especially in times of crisis or distress – is critical …

March is Women’s History Month, and there are a number of extraordinary women from Central Washington to celebrate. Our state has a strong history of female leaders who have paved the way for future generations and exemplified the values we hold dear.

Well, they have done it again. After weeks of criticizing the president and his administration as being incompetent in the handling of the Wuhan virus (aka COVID-19), the democrats have tried to snooker the American people one more time on our dime.

You may have recently learned—from a newspaper, perhaps—that McClatchy, one of the largest newspaper publishers in the country, filed for bankruptcy protection. For the sky-is-falling industry observers, it’s the latest sign that newspapers are joining the horse and buggy in the broom closet…

Within the last ten years, the City of Quincy has constructed the following new buildings: a Public Safety Building, a Public Works Building, a Police Station, etc. and they have a long list of projects for 2020. Taxes are taxes, no matter whether they are city, county, state or federal.

I miss reading Rich Elfers' columns in the Post-Register. Yes, he is a little to the left of the majority of Quincy residents, but I would like to think our local newspaper also offers something for the rest of us who would like to feel included.

The Columbia River serves as the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest. In Central Washington, we realize the critical benefits provided by the hydroelectric dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers – from clean, affordable, renewable energy to flood control, irrigation, and transportation of our …

The Feb. 26 Quincy paper included a clarification regarding an error. Here’s another one. In my letter printed in the Feb. 19 issue, the last remark at the end of the second paragraph was printed as: “if they’re a majority, is that the right way to go?” That doesn’t make sense and it’s not w…