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January 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Native residents: We’re a bunch of relocated misfits

I cheered when I read Ron Judd’s column about the Northwest character, especially the part about liking the rain and getting quickly tired of warm summer days [“If you weren’t born in Seattle or the Northwest, you’ll never be one of us” [Pacific Northwest magazine, Jan. 9]. But I do think he missed…


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: Joanne Daniels, natives, northwest

October 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Western drought: Pump Northwest water to states in need

With California in serious drought, and likely to remain chronically short of fresh water, I think a pipeline from the Northwest to California should be seriously considered [“More drought forecast next year across West,” Nation & World, Sept. 21]. Every year, the rivers in the Northwest send billions of gallons water into the Pacific…


Comments | More in Drought | Topics: California, drought, oregon

July 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Political deadlock on Columbia River Crossing project

Productivity in the United States has fallen I must respond to the article on the Columbia River Crossing. [“Senators’ deadlock shutters Columbia crossing,” NW Tuesday, July 2.] After years of planning and an expenditure of $175 million the bureaucrats in charge of this debacle declare failure, close down the study and walk away. Gen. Eisenhower and his…


Comments | More in Politics, Transportation | Topics: bridge, Columbia River, columbia river crossing

June 26, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Coal deal between Montana tribe and energy company

Deal is unwise, harmful Will someone please stop the insanity? I read with horror and disbelief that the Crow Tribe of Billings, Mont., has struck a real bowzer of a “deal” in its plans to mine at Powder River Basin, shipping more than 20 million additional tons of coal through Oregon and Washington annually. [“Montana…


Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: cherry point, coal, coal mining

June 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Genetically modified wheat scare in Oregon and Washington

Everyone has the right to know After reading the article about genetically modified (GM) wheat, I am left with one overriding thought: We all have the right to know. [“Wheat scare leaves farmers in rough spot,” page one, June 19.] Washington wheat farmers have a right to know what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)…


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

June 19, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Genetically modified wheat in Oregon

Don’t trust the FDA Glen Squires claims that we have nothing to worry about, because the strain was “certified as safe by the Food and Drug Administration” (FDA). [“Guest column: Industry will survive wheat ‘crisis,’” Opinion, June 13] The arthritis drug Vioxx was also approved by the FDA. Vioxx caused 27,000 heart attacks before it was finally…


Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: fda, food and drug administration, genetically modified