Category Archives: Patterns and Connections

Observations that link two or more issues together.

Why buy local?

“Buy Local,” is becoming a national movement, but its benefits need to be pointed out in the face of huge and tempting competition for cheap goods. Here’s a nice infographic on the subject. Keep in mind, that, while made with … Continue reading

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Powerline discussion to continue

USBR, BPA to hold public meeting on options in Environmental Assessment report on moving powerlines to the surface The Bonneville Power Administration will call a public meeting in Coulee Dam May 18 to gather public reaction to its findings on … Continue reading

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Freedom, fear and the Bieber-ization of the plastic egg culture

It was as if I had dropped by from a foreign land, or Mars, here to observe a cultural tradition in the midst of transition, as all “traditions” surely must be. With the privilege today of accompanying our grandchildren to … Continue reading

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Extensive Outsourcing Leads to Trouble

Prevailing wisdom since Reagan has been that private enterprise can do everything more efficiently than government. There is much to recommend the premise, but it has illogically spilled over into the arena of private enterprise policing itself. A new report … Continue reading

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Old hospital is going, going …

The old is making way for the new. The old Coulee Community Hospital is all but gone, but for a few loads of rubble. A salvage crew was budy busting concrete foundations and loading shreds of aluminum roofing onto a … Continue reading

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EWU will unveil its collection of Hu Blonk photos

EWU will unveil its collection of Hu Blonk photos of the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. http://ht.ly/4gWQr

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Helping media with public subsidy was seen as great idea by nation’s founders

We have always subsidized the news industry because it’s a good idea, one that was revolutionary in the 1700s. Let us not lose sight of our history entirely. The current discussion in Congress about the proposed defunding of public television … Continue reading

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