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

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 9:00AM

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.


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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.

How the legislature plans to balance the budget | Editorial Cartoon

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 10:00AM

This week's editorial cartoon comments on how the budget will be balanced using legal marijuana taxes.

Achieve Smart, Bold and Accessible Small Business Gains with the SBA | Calvin Goings

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 1:00PM

Government may be historically slow to adapt, but adapt we must. We’ve rebranded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to stand for “Smart, Bold and Accessible.” The private sector implemented smart systems years ago. Now it’s our turn to catch up; America’s 28 million small businesses and many more potential entrepreneurs are counting on us.

Life lessons learned from wildlife officer | Jennifer Anderson

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 9:00AM

I was 12 years old the first time I heard the game warden’s barking voice lecture a crowd on the importance of preserving and respecting wildlife. His sermon was delivered in a nearly dark room at sixth-grade camp and was accompanied by the hum of an old-school projector.

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