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To “Build Back America” people must return to work. In a U.S. Chamber of Commerce poll released in early December, the findings spell trouble for America’s employers whether they … more
I would like to bring to light a safety concern that I have recently observed many times in the last few weeks. I have noticed a number of vehicles being driven after dark on the highway and on our … more
Recently, The Reflector ran an opinion article with statements which I find incorrect or misleading. For example, in regards to Senate Bill 1084, the opinion piece states “Prohibiting natural … more
Throughout Washington, the leaders of local chambers of commerce are busy delivering bags of toys to rural fire departments, enabling the firefighters to play Santa Claus for the children who live in … more
Patriotism is seemingly everywhere these days. We closely associate the U.S. flag with patriotism. Does this mean that everywhere the flag is waved today that we find patriots? We often read words … more
Recently, a letter supporting the reelection of Congresswoman Jamie Herrera-Beutler was published claiming that Joe Kent, as a freshman congressman, would be powerless to effect change. This is … more
In a recent issue of The Reflector, Richard Hauser disagreed with my letter from a previous edition in my support of Joe Kent for Congress. While he did give examples of Alexandria … more
Remember the television ad where the auto mechanic looks viewers straight in the eye and says: “You can pay me now or pay me later.” The message: if you change your car’s oil and … more
We see them all around us this time of year, reminders to “be thankful.”  Do we really have anything to be thankful for?  We can certainly find a lot to not be thankful … more
It’s no surprise to longtime readers of this column that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s not because of the food, although I love turkey as much as the next guy. (White meat, … more
In 1992 two sisters, Virginia Durkee Richards and Dorothy Durkee Harris, gifted to Clark County the farm they inherited from their father, R.S. Durkee. The gift deed specified that the property would … more
Are political leaders trying to change our nation? Despite all the blood that has been shed for generations to defend the liberty enshrined in our Constitution, many of those occupying the … more
The year 2022 is slated to be a big year of celebrations and changes for the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership. First, let’s talk about celebrations. The largest habitat restoration project in … more
Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or a Clark … more
My grandma on my mother’s side had a favorite saying: “what cannot be cured must be endured.” As a child, I never really liked it when she would tell me that because it usually … more
It's a tough week for the WA Cares Fund, the state’s stab at a socialized long-term-care program. A class-action lawsuit was filed against the law that created the mandatory program and … more
Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or a … more
With respect, Helene Sulitzer needs to re-read my letter regarding Joe Kent a little more carefully. Nowhere in my letter did I attempt to “discourage Erin [Van Natta] from expressing her … more
To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose), unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical … more
President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” attempts to improve the economy, create jobs and lower costs for families. In his plan, however, he is proposing a surveillance program … more
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