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In my 55 years of living in Clark County, I have been affected by decisions of the county council/commissioners. Many of those decisions were wise and were of benefit to most of the residents here, and many were poorly thought out, verging on corruption, or just reactive. 

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This letter is in support of the neighbors who are concerned about increased traffic from the Yacolt Mountain quarry. Quarry operators want to expand their quarry size and transfer the permitted loads from the Livingston Quarry to them. I think 30 loads per hour is already quite unbearable w…

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Thank you for the recent column “Investment in rural business vital to global economy” written by Jeremy Field.  The rural people in Clark County comprise approximately 50% of the total population, and they deserve their fair share of affordable housing and family wage jobs.  County regulati…

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While local Clark County Democrat activists have been parroting CNN’s talking points of the day by going after Jaime Herrera Beutler in recent Letters to the Editor, Jaime’s been busy getting things done for Southwest Washington. A bill that Jaime Herrera Beutler cosponsored to fight back ag…

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Earlier this month on Highway 12 near Ethel another motorcyclist was senselessly murdered by a driver turning directly into his oncoming path. This 28-year-old man, Derek Fanning, was killed in the prime of his life. No charges or citations were filed immediately. Why not?  This is negligent…

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I’m a grandparent, homeowner, law-abiding citizen, card-carrying voter, community volunteer and working-class Cowlitz/Clark County “urban” resident and I see this issue around recreational marijuana farms and businesses in rural areas pretty much from a completely polar opposite viewpoint as…

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I would like to try to explain a little about how Medicare works. As a senior citizen who receives Medicare I can say that our lawmakers who are trying to sell “Medicare for All” are fooling the public. 

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Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society around the world. On July 13-14, 2019 Relay For Life of Clark County was held at Prairie High School where more than 500 participants were registered on teams and more than 800 attended. On behalf of the entire volunt…

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As event co-leaders for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Clark County, Mandy Dunn and I would like to sincerely thank our community for its generosity and support. This year, 64 teams participated in the Relay For Life movement and raised over $200,000 so far to help the America…

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I wish to praise the writings of Don C. Brunell.  Thank you to The Reflector staff for including his writings/opinions in your newspaper.  I’ve become accustomed to looking in each issue (first) for anything this man has written.  I believe that Mr. Brunell does plenty of research for each t…

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Washington state House Bill 1638 passed during the last legislative session and became law as of July 28, 2019. This law removes the philosophical exemption to the MMR (measles, mumps rubella) to enter public and private schools through grade 12. What is not being mentioned to parents is tha…

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The Canadian grey wolf is not native to Washington and is a much larger, more aggressive animal than the native timber wolf.  I was amazed at Ms. Ressler’s strong recommendation that these wolves should be allowed to rapidly expand here (July 24, The Reflector).  She laments the recent killi…

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Trump, and his defenders, say his comments to four non-white members of Congress were not racist. For the moment, let us put aside the issue of skin color and direct our attention to the rights given to the people of our great country. While I served in the Navy in the ‘60s, “America-love or…