Charles Weidmer

Reader input: More extinction is looming

As ever more species face extinction, we lose the vital ecosystem services they provide, such as honeybee crop pollination. For its continued existence, mankind is reliant upon an ...

Reader Input: Everyone present raised a hand

Gov. Jay Inslee of the State of Washington is pushing for tough new air-quality policies to combat worsening health problems, like asthma in children, that are caused by pollution. ...

Reader Input: ‘Dark money’ spending sure to grow

In 2012, a record $6.3 billion was spent on presidential and congressional elections. Estimates for spending in the 2016 contest run between $7.5 billion and $8 billion. Much of ...

Reader Input: Follow money, find McClintock

Kudos to Dr. Jon Candy for his perceptive letter regarding Tom McClintock’s lobbying receipts from “Black Energy” and his role as a climate change denier (“ ...

Reader Input: Take editorial high road

Harry Labrie’s thoughts in “Don’t publish ill-informed writers,” (Reader Input, Feb. 23) expresses the thoughts of many readers, I must believe. Publishin ...