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Our children, parents, teachers, and taxpayers deserve nothing less than predictable, secure and stable funding in the public school system. As your Clark County Assessor, I don’t determine level of taxation. Instead, I am in charge of certifying property tax collection requests are legal, c…

Guest columns

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I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the more than 2,000 members of our community who participated in the Battle Ground Roadmap Community Survey.  Your input is helping to shape our future. 

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According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, last year Americans donated more than $410 billion in cash to non-profit organizations which is up from $389 billion in 2016. Additionally, giving by individuals represented more than 70 percent of total contributions.

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The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers from portions of the Public Records Act.

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America’s supply of affordable housing is shrinking and a bevy of government regulations on residential construction only exacerbates the homeless problem.  As a result more people are now living “unsheltered” in tents along the freeway or beneath overpasses because they can’t afford to pay …

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I have many fond memories of growing up in a small town. From the noon whistle at the paper mill that could be heard for miles around, to games of tag during the warm summer evenings and bike rides to the local swimming hole and burger joint.

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As the leader of our school district, it's disheartening to read and hear comments from our residents whose complaint is that they don't trust the district. I understand completely that trust must be earned, and I don't expect it to be an easy task in a community where trust in district matt…

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The city of Battle Ground is seeking public input on upcoming Phases 2 and 3 of the SR-502/503 Congestion Relief Project at a March 26 open house. 

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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.

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