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Against great odds, President Biden must bring our country together to face a myriad of issues that include addressing the pandemic, racial injustice, environmental degradation, over-incarceration, … more
Editor’s Note: Reader Tom Regan asked to write this guest commentary in response to a previous column by Reflector columnist Brian Mittge, who was critical of Donald Trump. The Reflector’s … more
I am writing in support of the upcoming levy in the Battle Ground Public Schools.  I have been a student, parent, educator and community member in this district for many years. I always … more
My firefighting career spanned 30 years in Vancouver and Clark County.  I have too many stories to relate here about the destruction and injury caused by legal fireworks. But I am also a rural … more
Respect must be earned, not given away. Is that not true? Why would a citizen give away something of value without the knowledge of value?  That is what has happened in states that allowed votes … more
Although we are on the verge of civil war, the country is deeply in debt, North Korea has threatened nuclear war on us, the Chinese sent the virus our way and the Muslim countries all hate our guts, … more
While Republicans in the state Legislature would respond to such a statement with an affirmative nod, their colleagues across the aisle will face pressure to create new revenue sources as the … more
For two months, I have asked Jaime Herrera Beutler to identify the essential personal character traits that (in her mind) Donald Trump possesses that influenced her to vote to retain him in the … more
The citizens of the city of Kalama and the state of Washington would be foolish to allow Communist China to build the proposed methanol plant in Kalama.  These are the same Chinese Communists who … more
The citizens of the city of Kalama and the state of Washington would be foolish to allow Communist China to build the proposed methanol plant in Kalama.  These are the same Chinese Communists who … more
These are uncertain times.  I believe that there is both good and evil and that both can be a thing. As a thing, they both have power. I also believe that there is a God. I believe that God … more
The actions Jan. 6 by President Trump were an attempt to undermine our democratic process by obstructing our lawful electoral process as set forth in the constitution.  He used his position as … more
The dawning of a new year is traditionally a time for personal resolutions, and the first week of 2021 feels like a time when our whole nation needs to take a deep breath and decide which way it … more
While the coronavirus and its devastating effects on people and economies worldwide were unfortunately the top 2020 stories, the massive impact of western wildfires can’t be ignored. It was … more
Today is Sunday, usually a day of rest and quiet.  Not so at our household these days.  It seems that in our residential area a stump grinding industry has set up shop across the street from … more
A new year is coming! Let’s move on, dream, take new steps of faith, develop new habits, patterns and new ways of relating to one another. There is no room for a “business as usual” mindset, … more
Whose stupid idea was it to put the ugly fence around our skate park? Probably the same idiot who put the gate and tire puncture strip on the community center parking lot.  Battle Ground used to be … more
In 1918, a novel strand of influenza killed more people than the 14th century Black Plague.  In the short term, the few people infected who did not die developed immunity. However, this immunity … more
Writing from the perspective of an ICU nurse who worked for about 40 years taking care of a large variety of contagious diseases, I found the comments written by Monty Winton to come across as … more
Val Alexander’s recent letter to the editor starts out with the words “deeply resent,” also later adding the words “truly ignorant” to the opinion.  It’s an all too common occurrence … more
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