On June 16, Kathey Bonaparte vigorously protested: “county commissioners were not going to honor the no-spray signs” on her property.

Local government follows the lead of big government — it sprays poison.

Depending on what’s being sprayed, Bonaparte could have a case. A California jury awarded DeWayne Johnson $289 million ( Johnson, who sprayed Roundup for years, has terminal cancer. Four thousand similar cases await trial.

Monsanto Co. claims Roundup is “safe,” and puts warnings on Roundup labels. Those “warnings” are a CYA, like internet “terms and conditions.”

Don’t wait for cancer, Kathey. Resist.

Bridger Barnett


Keep the peace

Every day, the United States and Iran continue to move closer to war. As tensions escalate between our nations, the risk grows of accidents and miscalculations tipping us into another deadly conflict in the Middle East.

I am particularly concerned by casual talk about a so-called “limited military strike” that could be carried out at an “acceptable” human cost. In truth, there is no such thing as a quick and painless war — not for any side in the conflict. An American attack against Iran will lead to incalculable death, destruction and human suffering, as well as unsustainable economic costs for all involved.

Only Congress has the power to declare war. And only Congress can appropriate funds to pay for war.

We need Congress — and our Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers — to step up and say “no” to war with Iran and “no” to another war in the Middle East within the last 20 years.

After nearly two decades of ever-expanding wars around the globe, it’s clear there are no military solutions to the challenges we face. Bombing others does not make us safer. Quite the opposite. Now Congress must say “no” to war with Iran.

Call (509) 353-2374 or email Rep. McMorris Rodgers at

Nancy Street

Cheney, Wash.

Close call

On June 26, on or around 10 p.m., a jailer came to south dorm to do medcart. I let him know my blood sugar was low and I was not feeling well. He told me he didn’t forget me, he was just doing medcart first. I reminded him that I do my blood sugar test before medcart.

I laid down and waited for him to come get me. I heard him doing medcart down the east tier some time later and asked another to holler at the officer because my blood sugar was low and I was not feeling well.

The officer said that he had not forgotten me and would be back to take me out of the south dorm and get me checked.

The other inmates in the dorm were aware that I was concerned. The next thing I remember is waking up to paramedics and another officer giving me glucose in the booking area. I do not remember leaving the south dorm.

This second officer had checked my blood sugar at 12:30 a.m. I do not remember this.

It was at 49 BSL. The medics arrived and tested my blood sugar again at 12:36 a.m. and it was now totally crashed to 29 BSL. I do not remember this, either. I was issued glucose by the paramedic and was again checked at 12:54 a.m. I do not remember getting the glucose but I do remember my last blood sugar test at 42 BSL at 12:54 a.m.

Justin Boyd


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