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Our American legacy is family, faith, freedom and is the inheritance of every person born here. It is God, our creator, who endowed us with certain unalienable rights such as life, liberty and … more
More than a year-and-a-half into the pandemic, it’s clear that Washington manufacturers are contending with two issues that appear likely to remain with us for some time: supply chain … more
To those of you who have received your new homeowners and auto insurance renewal notices, please accept my condolences. To you who have yet to receive your renewal notices, you better buckle up. We … more
Are you a senior citizen or working family that has noticed giant rate increases in your homeowners and auto insurance? This increase can be associated with only one person, Insurance Commissioner … more
I have one name to show Rick Hauser how little he knows about today’s political life in Washington, D.C. That name is Alexandria Ocassio-Cortez (AOC). She brushed aside a veteran member of … more
Three years ago, the taxpayers of the Battle Ground Public Schools (and most other school districts in Washington state) were brutally assaulted and robbed by a greedy band of thugs. They held our … more
In response to Barbara Curry’s Sept. 20 letter “You caused us to lose our country,” I’ll explain why I, as well as a majority of Americans, voted for Joe Biden. We voted for … more
I was so grateful that someone was speaking out against the horrible crime of abortion that is so prevalent in our country today and was so disappointed that letter by Norman Phillips turned into a … more
Lo and Behold: With perfect timing Jaime Herrera Beutler, after months of silence, and inaction, has a full page spread touting her calculated visit to our southern border. Suddenly, just before … more
Dear Battle Ground school board members, I find it egregious that you would choose to take a school board meeting into a private session based on someone not wearing a mask in the audience.You, Mr. … more
Some in both political camps claim God is on their side, but it seems that more Republicans think He is a Republican. A Jesus flag flies next to a Trump flag in a yard near me. So, is God Democrat or … more
I am so tired of people whining about mask mandates and shot mandates. You don’t want to wear a mask, fine. You don’t want to take the vaccine, fine. But when you get sick, don’t … more
We received the notice of a huge development going in behind and to the north of us (from North Parkway Avenue) with access from now dead-end streets ninth, 10th and 12th, thus adding even more … more
I am writing this more so to share experience of a regular issue in my life and the lives of others: Mental health and its connection to substance abuse.As an individual with a history of alcohol … more
Ridgefield has a stark choice for the school director District 5 seat. Zenia Bringhurst is the area vice president for corporate accounts for Boston Scientific with a degree in biochemistry. She is a … more
With everything that is going on in our country, most of us are feeling frustrated. When the ballot shows up in the mail, our first instinct may be to use our vote to let someone know just how much … more
Do you want to be famous? Impact people? Improve your community? You have an optimum opportunity coming up Nov. 2. I have been privileged to teach music to thousands of students here over the years … more
Thumbing through the voters’ pamphlet is a monumental task. Very little is known about topics and candidates, yet we all want to do the right thing. The county charter is up for grabs this … more
When in our democracy did it become acceptable for school board candidates to threaten, intimidate and harass incumbents? In Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Camas, and Washougal, we have been blessed with … more
People who serve on school boards are non-partisan, unpaid public servants. They support our children in getting an education that will prepare them for life. That education should teach them how to … more
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