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No doubt about it, we’re living through a confusing, uncertain and rancorous time — in large part because of the coronavirus pandemic and attempts to curtail its spread. Take, for … more
Anyone who has been keeping up with current events is undoubtedly aware that the ongoing labor shortage is creating challenges across just about every industry and profession. Without enough workers … more
In a Sept. 4 commentary in The Chronicle, Liv Finne of the Washington Policy Center wrote “the systems and policies of public education have failed, despite the best efforts of teachers and … more
This year’s Sept. 11 remembrance fell at a time when America is bitterly divided. It is also a time when we are more acutely worried about where and when terrorists will strike … more
Clark County Fire District 3 wants to share information about our community’s capital needs for emergency services. These items include emergency apparatus and fire stations. Adequate … more
In just a couple of days, 20 years will have passed since the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. Sadly, our nation is again mourning American lives cut short by cowardly terrorism after the deaths … more
It is not surprising that COVID-19, which ravaged the world, was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications; offices, stores and factories closed; and people … more
My mother passed away in 2019. She was 78. She was sometimes stubborn, sometimes chastising in her spirit, but she was a mother. I never felt that she … more
As our government at various levels demands employees get vaccinated or lose their jobs, I have wondered what that could mean. I have talked to some who would be affected by this requirement and will … more
When thinking of England’s fabled Sherwood Forest, the medieval images of Robin Hood and his band of archers and swordsmen hiding in the woods giving the sheriff of Nottingham a hard time comes … more
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to read a piece of legislation, but often they are a painfully incoherent collection of legalese and big words most of us can’t make heads or tails … more
Each year Americans throw away more than 3 billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse as the world shifts to electric … more
Time is short, but action is necessary. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state Legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust … more
I’m told Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Brown had strong opinions about the new state laws that are forcing major changes in how law enforcement officers do their jobs.  As a … more
There is no doubt the issue dominating the news and our email inboxes is the governor’s recent vaccination mandate, issued on Aug. 9. We share the concern many constituents in the 20th … more
Sex trafficking is a growing problem across Washington. Our state ranks in the top 15 states with active human trafficking cases, most of which are sex trafficking cases, with 3.49 cases per … more
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were billed as the “Hydrogen Olympics!” Then along came COVID-19 and sporting events worldwide were put on hold. The summer games were delayed until 2021. … more
Sex trafficking is a growing problem across Washington.  Our state ranks in the top 15 states with active human trafficking cases, most of which are sex trafficking cases, with 3.49 cases per … more
What a difference a year makes. As Washington emerges from the pandemic, one of the biggest challenges facing many employers is finding enough qualified workers. It’s a dramatic shift … more
Politicians often say things they wish they hadn’t. Sometimes we’re trying to be funny and the humor falls flat. Sometimes anger or frustration gets the better of us. And sometimes, a … more
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