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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
After several years of living in Battle Ground, I feel compelled to share a widespread neighborhood issue that requires attention. It involves people with dogs and cats who do not obey our … more
What have you done? You who voted in President Joe Biden and his cohorts to the most important office in the country. For starters, you caused us to lose our country. A country without secure … more
I had the opportunity to meet congressional candidate Joe Kent at a Ridgefield town hall in July. He has three Bronze Stars, 20 years of military experience and was an adviser to President Donald … 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
Why is ESD 112 allowing CRT training to be pushed? I received an email from an employee and the first line kind of shocked me. “Opportunity: Share with appropriate colleagues, and target … more
I just returned from having my blood drawn at the Salmon Creek lab at the Vancouver clinic. I am very upset over the conservation I had with the phlebotomist because it substantiated the fact that we … more
Last Friday, I had the misfortune of being admitted to the local emergency room due to non-COVID-19 health issues. Once admitted, I was wheeled into the already bumper to bumper gridlocked hallway … 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
In broad terms, hyper-partisanship can be defined as when someone in one party says that the other party is all that is bad or when they say that our party is all that is good. It’s when one … more
I am angry and very saddened to see Bi-Zi Farms may have to close over water rights. We have already lost so many of our major fruit and vegetable stands in Fruit Valley and, the latest, Joe’s … 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
The Washington State Department of Ecology has unfairly and unjustly denied Bi-Zi Farms the right to the well water it has used for over 100 years. As building codes and land-use rules are updated to … 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
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