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April 27, 2016
Dan Newhouse - Congressman
We live in an astounding time of technological progress, during the "Information Age." Since the 1990s, the internet has flourished and created a digital marketplace, revolutionizing the world economy and the way commerce is conducted. Private enterprise has developed an incredible number of innovative services for millions of consumers.

Don C. Brunell - Business Analyst, Writer and Columnist

Kirk Adams has earned the reputation as a visionary leader who gets things done for people with disabilities. Those qualities coupled with hard work and determination rewarded him with the nation's top job advocating for the blind.

Anti-Farmer Campaign Funded by Taxpayers Breaks Public Trust

Last week, I was joined by 144 of my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives—one third of the entire House—to demand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cooperation with congressional and Inspector General investigations into a very serious matter. The issue under investigation is the grant funding that the EPA provided to promote an anti-farmer,

Letters to the Editor
National Teacher Appreciation Week
To the Editor:

May 2 - 6, 2016 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. I would like to ask the community to help the school district recognize our teachers.  Across our country, communities are saying "thank you" to the many dedicated teachers who work with and support the academic achievement of students.  Our teachers are highly qualified professionals who spend a great deal of their own time improving their skills to meet the most challenging time in our history.
As academic standards increase and accountability becomes the "buzz word" at the national and state levels, Prosser's teachers continue to meet challenges using improved, research-based methods for improving the academic performance of our students.  Each year our teachers strengthen their professional skills at all levels. 
I would like to commend our teaching staff for the long hours and personal commitment to the students in Prosser.  Prosser's students will continue to progress because of our dedicated teachers and their families, who support the long hours and personal time involved to teach in today's world.  Our staff is the best and it is an honor to work on their team!

Dr. Ray Tolcacher
Forum                                         April 20, 2016
Dan Newhouse - Congressman
It may be news to many Americans, but as individual land owners, ranchers, and farmers in Washington already know, the federal government is one of the largest property managers in the nation, and especially in the West. According to a 2014government survey, federal agencies manage 640 million acres of land, or one million square miles nationwide.

Don C. Brunell - Business Analyst, Writer and Columnist

Even though President Barack Obama has less than a year remaining in office, his administration is cranking out new government regulations at record pace.
The rush reflects the President's plan to use his final months to cement his domestic-policy legacy.  Unfortunately, that process circumvents Congress which is constitutionally charged with writing our laws.
Newhouse Rallies House Colleagues to Reform Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA), released the following statement after joining Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Americans for Tax Reform, and other members of Congress during a press conference to urge colleagues in the Congress to approve H.R. 27, the Tax Code Termination Act.

Prosser City Council

Mayor, Randy Taylor, called the regular Prosser City Council to order as the young citizen Sydora Moon led the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Sydora also received a citizen participation certificate presented by Mayor Taylor with her friends and family looking on.

Inslee Names Scott McCallum Superintendent of Washington State School for the Blind

Olympia - Gov. Jay Inslee today named Scott McCallum superintendent of the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver.
McCallum has 17 years of experience working on behalf of students in Oregon who are blind/visually impaired (BVI). He most recently served for nearly six years as the Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund administrator for the state of Oregon