• Mark Ross/Superintendent, Battle Ground Public Schools
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It might seem strange to be reading about kindergarten readiness in February, but soon (March 1) Battle Ground Public Schools will be asking parents to enroll their children in kindergarten for the fall of 2018.

  • Shawn O’Neil/Battle Ground
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I applaud state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, for creating legislation to seek a solution for out of state vehicle registration violators, but disagree with her proposal. 

  • Bob Slover/Woodland
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Maximilian Kniewasser, the director of the British Columbia Climate Policy Program for the Pembina Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, in his letter to the editor in The Reflector on Jan. 31, cites economic growth figures for four Canadian provinces, suggesting that a carbon tax and econ…

  • Doug Boff/La Center City Councilor
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La Center schools are to be commended for their performance and outstanding reputation. When compared with state-wide evaluation metrics, the excellent ranking of our schools stands out.

  • Rita-Lyn Sanders/Battle Ground
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I have owned property in the district for 10 years, been a Tukes Valley parent for nine, and have worked in the district for the last four. I am voting yes for the Battle Ground Public Schools construction bond because I want to live in a vibrant community that contributes to a strong and he…

  • Wayne Brown/Battle Ground
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I’m convinced that many drivers don't know the difference between defensive and offensive car driving. Here is a short quiz to see what you are:

  • Peter L. Williamson/Vancouver
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Democrat party members need to receive a midterm message: Americans do not authorize our elected officials to provide non-citizens the benefits of being American ahead of our own citizens, natural born or naturalized.

  • Maximilian Kniewasser/Director, B.C. Climate Policy Program, Pembina Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia
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As legislators contemplate Gov. Inslee’s proposal for a carbon tax in Washington, they should know this: Data soundly refutes the misconception that a price on carbon pollution hurts economic competitiveness and growth.

  • Kevin Palena/Battle Ground
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As you know, Battle Ground Public Schools has identified the need to replace aging schools, upgrade facilities and fund the construction of a completely new campus. 

  • Earl A. Green/Battle Ground
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Imagine if you will a time in the near future where by law, and penalty of a class C felony, you must lock up your toilet inside of a safe.  

  • Mark and Debbie Mansell/Battle Ground
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Having looked at the Battle Ground Public Schools bond request, considered the needs of the school district to serve our growing student population and knowing quality schools are key to our ability as a community to grow and thrive in the years to come, my wife and I have decided to vote ye…

  • Bridget Schwarz, President, Fairgrounds Neighborhood Association/Ridgefield
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Clark County owns an 18,000-seat amphitheater at the fairgrounds. In April of 2013 the “responsible county official” for oversight of amphitheater operations left county employment. Then there was no county oversight for more than four years. On Sept. 1, 2017, his replacement finally took over.

  • Jim Tejcka/Woodland
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The column written by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and published in the Jan. 3, 2018 Reflector claims that the recently passed federal tax bill will make all Washington state residents much better off than we are now.  

  • Robert Cuti/Battle Ground
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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, recently sent a newsletter stating she is getting clear results for Clark County residents. Well, let’s look at her recent vote in favor of the tax cut bill and see how her rhetoric squares up with reality.

  • Darrell S. Anderson/Battle Ground
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Regarding Earl A. Green’s letter (Dec. 27, 2017), I don’t think it requires a degree in English to know that letters form words, and that words can form a sentence. He introduces us to such a “simple” sentence as “It’s OK to be white.” He describes the five words and the sentence as benign a…

  • Jane Sturm/Battle Ground
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When the House bill to replace the Affordable Care Act failed, people heaped praise on Jaime Herrera Beutler for voting against it as she claimed “it didn’t do enough for children.”  

  • Mark Ross/Battle Ground Schools Superintendent
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The Battle Ground School District’s Board of Directors has placed a bond to build and renovate schools before voters on Feb. 13. Because mail-in ballots will go out to residents sometime after Jan. 26, many citizens will make a decision before the Feb. 13 deadline.

  • Laura Venneri/Publisher
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A long time reader and newly acquired friend asked me a question through email and I did my best to respond. The question was,  “Just curious, how does one “combat” rapid growth?” Here was my reply:

  • U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler/ R-Battle Ground, represents the 3rd Congressional District
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It’s been 10 years since the start of the Great Recession where so many Americans lost jobs, savings and even their homes. While Wall Street’s economy may have improved, when I talk to people, I ask them whether they feel “recovered.” Do you make enough money to cover your bills? Is there en…

  • Larry R Carey/Vancouver
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Poorer returns for wild salmon are proving something. Now a grand plan is failing. The federal government’s Endangered Species Act plan and hatchery reform are proving to be a fish smothering blanket because wild fish have been overdone.

  • Laura Venneri/Publisher
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A 22 year old said to me last week, “Oh, you work at a newspaper, I didn’t know people read them anymore, I just get my news through social media.” The next thing out of her mouth was “Why do we even need the news, it’s so depressing.”

  • David Gellatly/Chairman, Clark County Republican Party
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Seventy-five thousand commuters a day spend hours in traffic to drive across the Columbia River and give 10 percent of their income to the state of Oregon. 

  • Michael Olds/La Center
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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, gives homeowners a tax increase, Trump crows. Hasn’t Herrera Beutler heard about the inequality in America that has given us a class society? As cited on Fareed Zakaria’s, Dec. 10, 2017 show, Global Public Square (GPS), an Allianz study finds…

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