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Letter to the Editor: Veterans need a quiet place to meet and talk

September 11, 2013

Editor:As the parent of a veteran of the conflict in Iraq, I have seen changes in my son from the way he was when he first joined the service.Some people may say they become indoctrinated in the ways of the military, but in fact they become part of a cultural group. Whether they serve in a war zone or here ...

Obama’s Syrian address left viewers cold

The president’s speech on Tuesday evening failed to assuage American fears and only projected weakness

September 11, 2013

Desperate times call for desperate measures.Doubts regarding Syria were addressed Tuesday evening in Obama’s speech to the nation, but there were no answers and he projected an air of weakness to the international community.During the speech the president referenced videos that his administration had ea...

Guns prevent innocents from becoming victims

Guns prevent innocents from becoming victims

September 11, 2013

In a world filled with murder and death, we are only as good as our personal protection.Americans should be permitted to carry guns in both private and public places in the name of safety.We see robberies, murders and general crime as a common topic in the news all the time: a gas station was robbed, a woman...

Special interests in the GMO industry hurt US consumers

September 9, 2013

We're under attack from genetically modified government exceptions.Congress gives special tax breaks to corporations through loopholes in order to give them a kind of ‘corporate welfare,’ such as the tax breaks granted to oil companies. All corporations and companies should be treated the same u...

Americans do not want to intervene in Syria

Americans do not want to intervene in Syria

While intervention in Syria seems humanitarian, in reality it will ignite a fuse that will set fire to the world.

September 9, 2013

Places, everyone!The stage has been set for yet another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.On Aug. 21, a chemical weapon attack resulted in the death and injury of hundreds of people in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. U.S. government officials immediately accused the Syrian Pres...

Letter to the editor

We don’t need to kill wolves to save sheep

September 6, 2013

From Michael RydbomI would like to urge Pullman School District voters to support both the upcoming four-year Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy Renewal and the bond to build an additional elementary school. Election day will be Feb. 9, 2016.The M&O Levy is a renewal of the current levy and supports extracurricular programs, special and advanced courses, additional staffing and student support as well as daily school operations. It will replace the current levy and will not cause any increase in taxes.Pullman is growing and the school district has grown by over 450 students in the past seven years. The state of Washington has mandated implementation of full-day kindergarten and also a reduction in classroom sizes. All these have caused the need for an additional elementary school. Timing for the new school is optimal right now with Pullman having a possible one-time opportunity this spring to apply for a state Class Size Reduction (K-3) grant along with bond rates being currently favorable. The new school is estimated to initially increase taxes about 44 cents per thousand dollars of property valuation.Tax rates are predicted to drop in the future as population growth continues and some current district bonds are paid off.Pullman has one of the best school districts in the state, thanks to the community support it receives. Let’s continue with that support.The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are not necessarily those of the staff of The Daily Evergreen or those of The Office of Student Media.

A modern American Dream can be great

September 6, 2013

From what we see in pictures and movies, the 1950s was an era of simplicity. Kids went to school, mothers stayed home to cook and fathers went to work. It was the American Dream.Fast forward to the present and that dream is long gone. Today, we live in an era of over consumption, over spending and overworki...

The hallowed Martin Stadium is named after a Husky

The hallowed Martin Stadium is named after a Husky

To complement the stadium’s new look we should christen our arena with a name befitting of the Crimson and Gray

September 6, 2013

Phase two of Martin Stadium’s ravishing renovation will be completed next May. Phase three should include a name change.It is a little known fact that Martin Stadium, one of campus’ most sacred establishments, is named after a graduate from the University of Washington. That’s right; our football stadiu...

Column called attention to violations of rights

September 4, 2013

I just read Ashley Fisher's piece "Your home is your castle, even against the cops." I thought it was well done, and explores a very important and underexamined issue.If Ms. Fisher is interested in learning more about the right to resist unlawful arrest, I coauthored an article on the subject a few yea...

Column exaggerated government power

September 4, 2013

Ashley Fisher's recent column on Indiana's rather extraordinary new law intrigued me. If we were in a genuine police state or an "increasingly totalitarian society," she would not have been able to publish an article like she did or would have been arrested and imprisoned immediately afterward.Has that ha...

WSU needs to back its student veterans

September 4, 2013

The American Legion strongly supports all efforts at Washington State University to have a place to meet regularly. Any group is more reliable and stronger when they can meet in the same location and time regularly. It is good to see that the ASWSU, especially President Taylor Hennessey, is working with ...

Depredation efforts require revision

Corrine Harris, Evergreen columnist

September 4, 2013

A deer in the headlights may cause a driver’s life to flash before their eyes, but when a wolf pack kills 176 sheep in a single night, a whole new terror comes to life.Current wolf depredation efforts do not seem as effective as most farmers, and sheep, would prefer.The Siddoway Sheep Company suffered the loss of 119 ...

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