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As a school superintendent, I am accustomed to making some pretty tough decisions on a regular basis. When winter comes along, one decision that is especially difficult is whether or not to close schools due to inclement weather.

Guest columns

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In America, our Thanksgiving celebrations range from large family gatherings to Good Samaritans volunteering in soup kitchens serving turkey dinners to the hungry. Now think about what it is like in other parts of the world where people are lucky to have a few slices of bread and some rice to eat. 

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A mysterious hoof disease has been decimating elk herds in southwest Washington for more than a decade. As the disease spreads into eastern Washington, Oregon and Idaho, Washington State University (WSU) prepares to open a $1.2 million research center devoted to studying how the disease is c…

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The city of Battle Ground and Clark County Fire District 3 want to say thank you. Both jurisdictions recently went through a public process to take input on a proposed annexation of the city to the fire district.

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It’s election season. Yard signs dot the roadways, imploring motorists to notice campaigns and remember names when ballots arrive in the mailbox. As a former elected official, I know the drill all too well. Campaign signs are designed for the low information voter. Low information voters rar…

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