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This letter concerns a recent article that was published by The Reflector. The article was published on March 28, 2022, and is titled “New bill provides guidance after school ‘active … more
Indigenous people experience violence and victimization up to 10.5 times the rate of other populations and four out of five Native women experience some sort of violence in their lifetime (Source: … more
The Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) team has revealed its “solution” for a new Interstate 5 bridge. It is less than what the failed Columbia River Crossing (CRC) had a decade ago, … more
Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and protect rural homeowners and farms. It is money … more
Clark County Council doesn’t care about the constituents of unincorporated Clark County. I live in the Fairgrounds neighborhood and from the lifting of urban holding in 2020 to the planning … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, in constituent communications continues to characterize police reform measures as unneeded and unwelcome. How so? A just-released watchdog report … more
Now that Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, I use it when Facebook blocks me so I can create my own comments, follow Joe Kent and see what other local elected leaders and candidates are … more
The Clark County elections department decertified a Republican election observer after discovering a changed tag used to seal a back door to the ballot storage room. The ballots were stored for the … more
This spring marks two years since Washington state reported the first two COVID-19 deaths in the United States. During this time, hospitals across the state have dealt with scores of patients, while … more
The Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 was awe-inspiring. It previewed developments that would improve our daily lives in the next millennium. While “Century 21” memories have faded, … more
The soaring inflation rate has turned trips to the gas station, grocery store, shopping mall and restaurants into nerve-wracking experiences. Not to mention buying a used car or a sheet of plywood. … more
Homelessness has become a crisis in towns and cities across the nation. If you talk to 100 unsheltered folk, you will hear 100 different reasons for being unsheltered. They include mental illness, … more
Today, 15,000 children will die before reaching their fifth birthday.  Unfortunately, President Joe Biden does not take the lives of these children and others who still lack access to … more
Has anyone been to Horseshoe Lake Park lately? My wife and I stop there every day to watch the ducks, fishermen, and my wife walks around the lawn a couple of times as well. We love watching the kids … more
The news that President Joe Biden plans to resume leasing of federal land for oil exploration may be good five years from now, but that action alone won’t bring down record gas prices at the … more
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and child abuse and neglect cost our nation $220 million every day in investigations, foster care placements, medical and mental … more
The Ridgefield School District’s test scores are a sad state of affairs based on 2021 OSPI data. Only 62% of students met state standards in English and science and a dismal 40% met the … more
I am reaching out to Ridgefield voters to ask for their support of the school bond measure on the April 26 ballot. Whether you have children in the Ridgefield School District or not, this is a … more
Although the front page article in the March 28, 2022 edition (Battle Ground Council looks to annex ‘islands’ of property) contains many inaccuracies spoken by some city council members … more
Sunflowers are to Ukraine what tulips are to western Washington. During the blooming season, both are spectacular and represent the best in the people who cultivate and visit those fields. In late … more
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