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There is no denying that onerous voter ID laws have resulted in systemic voter suppression. Either that or lax voter ID laws have resulted in widespread election fraud. Getting vaccinated for … more
The so-called leaders of the Republican Party at every level from our own county council to those in Washington D.C. have sold their souls and keep selling out the American people to a snake-oil … more
Woodland is on the cusp of getting approval for an 86 lot, non-compatible use transient trailer park to be placed directly in Woodland’s C-2 business district on Belmont Loop. The developer … more
A trailer park on Belmont Loop? What a lousy plan! With all the fields available in Woodland, why drop a 3-acre trailer park in the middle of a dozen neighborhood shops? It is so incompatible with … more
Over the past year, we’ve been treated with a new buzzword: “reimagine.” Specifically, much of the talk is about reimagining policing in America. I got to thinking about this … more
During this past Memorial Day all Ace Hardware stores were giving American Flags to  anyone who asked for one. Thank you Ace Hardware for giving back to the community, and reminding us what … more
There’s a long list of what is causing salmon problems, including denial. Science lollygagging is the issue. Mismanagement has decimated salmon life, stole every part of what works, locked it … more
My neighbor and I met over our driveways a couple of days ago retrieving our Columbians. “Good news and bad,” she said, pointing to a headline. “Bad because of this, and good … more
I experienced a medical emergency late at night on June 3. My wife called 911.  The first responders were two EMTs (Mel and Dustin, I believe) from Clark County Fire District No 3. We were … more
Early in the pandemic, signs of encouragement started appearing on theater marquees, church message boards, front lawns and living room windows. “We’re in this together.” … more
The photographs stop you dead in your scrolling. On the left is a police mug shot of a woman with a hollow and diseased face. Her baggy, half-closed eyes droop with addiction and exhaustion. Her … more
China’s growing dominance of critical metals production and its vast stockpiles is setting off global alarms as economies emerge from the punishing COVID-19 pandemic. It is not only fear of the … more
The 20th Legislative District Democrats voted to endorse Initiative 1362 (I-1362). Did you know in 1912, Washington became one of the first states to adopt the initiative and referendum process? … more
Is my corner of the world the best place to live? Definitely. The best place to be is with family and friends. When we surround ourselves with kind, beautiful people in give-and-take relationships, … more
Welcome to our first edition of our Doctor Buddies column. Let’s start with introductions. We are the PeaceHealth Woodland Clinic providers Dr. Timothy Horrocks and Philip Ross, PA-C. You … more
Although New Zealand and Washington are located half-a-world apart, they have lots in common — beautiful seashores, majestic mountains, crystal clear streams, lakes, and vibrant salmon and … more
When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their jobs through no fault of … more
I have attended three town hall events and have listened intently to two of the three serious candidates running against our present U.S. representative in the 3rd district. Joe is by far the best … more
In the April 21 edition, a letter writer wrote “support for the wealth tax” regarding a Washington legislative proposal to impose a 1 percent “wealth tax” on “billionaires.”Aside from the … more
Two questions for those who say, “God will protect me from the coronavirus, so I do not need a mask or the vaccine.” No. 1: Why do you own a gun? No. 2: Why do you buckle your seatbelt when … more
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