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A recent Letter to the Editor stated “Many citizens question past elections.” As the elected official responsible for conducting elections in Clark County, I urge anyone with questions or … more
On March 22, Islamic terrorists attacked a theater in Moscow, killing 143 people. A branch of ISIS quickly claimed responsibility and posted a video of the attack to support their claim. Russia … more
With candidate filing week now behind us, the 2024 election season is in full swing. Democrat leaders in our state are no doubt looking ahead to the August primary and November general election … more
For a dozen years, Republican Third Congressional District U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler represented Southwest Washington in Congress with a focus on helping her constituents. Before that, she … more
Republicans see absolutely no need for an income tax in Washington. Thanks to unanimous support from Republican legislators, Initiative 2111 was passed on March 4. It outlaws any income tax at any … more
Today marks the 201st birthday of a Canadian woman whose loving selfless acts of service saved many lives throughout the Pacific Northwest. Esther Pariseau was born April 16, 1823, on a farm … more
In 1904, the ice cream cone was invented, the United States began construction of the Panama Canal, and a group of employers came together in Seattle to form the Citizens’ Alliance, which later … more
The last three to four years have been difficult for many of us, not the least of which are the financial burdens. As I write this, gasoline is up more than 40 cents per gallon to over $4 in the last … more
In Washington this year, we hope to again escape the historic droughts plaguing other parts of the world. The Columbia River water system flowed at normal levels in recent years, which is good for … more
Recent announcements from U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Derek Kilmer that they will not seek re-election to Congress caught the political world by surprise. They are both relatively young and … more
In 2017, I wrote a column titled “America needs more welders and fewer philosophers.” It was a slogan Florida Sen. Marco Rubio used in his 2016 presidential campaign to call attention to … more
We all remember the “pivot” during COVID. In 48 hours, schools had to balance and sometimes choose between student safety and education. Several inches of snow, freezing rain and cold … more
Editor’s note: Columnist Julie McDonald previously wrote a three-part series based on an interview with Republican congressional candidate Joe Kent. The series can be found at chronline.com. … more
Last week marked a birthday celebration, the date when a well-known Upper Cowlitz woman was born beside the banks of the Cowlitz River near present-day Randle about 170 years ago. Official … more
The Evergreen State has always been one of the safer places to live, work and raise a family in America, going back at least as far as 1960. Tragically, as of 2022, that’s no longer the … more
School choice programs give families between $4,000 and $8,000 per student to cover the cost of private education. These programs provide families public assistance to select a private school if … more
People of my generation and a bit younger probably remember Aesop’s fable “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.” The moral it taught was that l iving in poverty with security is … more
For six months now, the WA Cares payroll tax has been taking part of workers’ incomes each paycheck for another benefit many of them will never receive. Worse, the money being collected will be … more
The folks running Washington state’s WA Cares Fund, which taxes low- and high-income workers 58 cents for every $100 they make, hosted a webinar recently talking about how people can plan for … more
As our national healthcare system continues to grapple with challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, escalating costs and staffing shortages, Vancouver Clinic needs lawmakers to ensure the Medicare … more
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