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December 12, 2013 at 6:29 AM

GM bailout is still not complete

When GM produces quality cars that exceed fuel efficiency standards, then we can call it a success

While I agree with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on his statement that without the money given to GM the U.S. would have lost over a million jobs and might have slipped further from a recession to a depression, I have to ask why the American people didn’t have a voice in this decision [“$10.5 billion price tag for federal GM bailout,” Business, Dec. 10].

Granted taxpayers cannot be informed on all the issues specific to the auto industry, but, in principle, bailouts should be the topic of a larger discussion and specific legislation regarding when such rescue maneuvers are appropriate.

Today, some say President Obama made good choices that led to a recovering auto industry, but the truth has yet to be revealed. How the money was truly used and how much of the $26.8 billion in cash that GM now has on hand will be “returned” to the tax payers is still an unknown.

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Comments | More in Economy, Energy | Topics: Auto bailout, GM

June 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Genetically modified wheat scare in Oregon and Washington

Everyone has the right to know Soft white wheat from Washington farmers is exported to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. It is not genetically modified (GM) and many farmers, including the Maier family, are concerned about where the seeds for the recent discovery of a small amount of GM wheat in Oregon came from. [Alan…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: democracy, genetically modified, GM

June 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Genetically modified wheat scare

A dire harbinger of things to come Soft white wheat from Washington farmers is exported to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. It is not genetically modified (GM) and many farmers are concerned about where the seeds for the recent discovery of a small amount of GM wheat in Oregon came from. [Alan Berner, The Seattle…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: farm, farmer, farming