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I’ve been wearing a mask in public since early in the pandemic, when scientists started to say that even a simple cloth covering could help keep us from spewing the tiny water droplets and vapor that carry the virus. 

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As sheriff, I have been asked what the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will do about Governor Inslee’s latest proclamation ordering all Washingtonians to wear face masks in public beginning Friday. To date, the deputies of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office have not cited or arrested anyone vio…

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First of all, I am very proud of the men and women of the Battle Ground Police Department. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the national narrative about police reform, the officers and staff have responded with dignity and compassion to every question, every concern. I am also thankful t…

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It is with a sad heart but an encouraged heart that I am writing this message today. Over the years, we have seen the aftermath and the impacts on our communities after the death of a person of color at the hands of law enforcement. Professionals, scholars, activists and families have spoken…

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The last day of May is a very solemn day in the United States, a day that we pause from our everyday activities and remember those that gave their last full measure of devotion to this country. This Memorial Day will be unlike any that have come before. Normally people gather, converse, reme…

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