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Editor, They took an oath. For some of us this was the oath of enlistment and others the oath of office. For most of our 240-plus years as a country, that oath of allegiance is to the … more
Editor, I am alarmed! My alarm stems from a sober realization of what would happen if the county were to proceed with its current plans to industrialize central Clark County. The main … more
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
Editor, In response to Ellen Townsend’s objections regarding correcting vulnerabilities in Clark County’s voting system: Many citizens question past elections. There are fraud … more
Editor, There are good Republicans leaving Congress and their party, and there are good Republicans staying who are afraid to speak out due the fear of threats to themselves and their families. … more
Editor, Railroads continue to claim that they are an efficient and environmentally sound mode of transporting goods across the country. Yet, those same railroad operators hide behind a concept … 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
Editor, Five years ago, I learned that my father’s favorite cousins donated 34+ acres inherited from their parents, just a mile outside of Battle Ground, as an ideal place for a nature … more
Editor, In 1990, My husband and I bought the Durkee farmhouse on 5 acres bordering the remaining 34+ acres that Dorothy and Virginia inherited from their father, RS Durkee. I met Dorothy … more
Editor, I was concerned when the comedian and abortion advocate Bill Maher made headlines recently when he admitted that abortion “kind of is murder.” Then he stated, … more
Editor, For those of us considered to be “Boomers,” the men and women who lost their lives or are one of the millions who were deployed in either the European or Pacific theaters, … more
Editor, In an interview with The Daily Chronicle, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez said, “I did not run for office to resolve peace in the Middle East. I have an obligation to reflect the … 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
Editor, In 2022, my family visited Sweden. Unfortunately, during our visit, we thought we were in a different foreign country. With 20% of the Swedish population being of non-native … more
Editor, Ronald Wall of Battle Ground has told us of an evil named Donald Trump. His toxic portrayal is possible only when hatred of the Republican Party trumps all things. Thomas Higdon … more
Editor, Artificial Intelligence — splash it on to enhance flavor and more. Fashion now sees it as rocket fuel, out-thinking its authors, boosting the stock market, promising to improve the … more
Editor, The 2023 history report of the Clark County Historical Society and Museum was recently released. The wonderful lead article, authored by retired Columbian reporter Gregg Herrington, … more
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