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.
Preliminary sales trends from Small Business Saturday show a continuing increase in smartphone purchases even among shoppers patronizing local merchants.
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.
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…
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.
Just before Veterans Day, the last known survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died at age 98. With the passing of George Hursey of Massachusetts, it closed that chapter of World War II — the world’s most deadly conflict in which over 60 million people perished.
The lack of access to affordable, high-quality child care isn’t just a problem for families. A recently released report shows that it’s also a major issue for employers and for the overall economy.
Imagine tuning into the Sunday morning talk shows and wondering if the politicians and commentators could possibly find something positive to say about one another or the state of affairs in America.
The Oregonian characterized the 2019 wildfire season as the “season that wasn’t!”
Taxpayers are getting ripped off. Everybody knows it, and politicians refuse to fix it. That’s why 352,000 voters signed petitions to get Initiative 976 on the ballot.
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…