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Josh VanGelder and Tricia Davis (candidates for Battle Ground city council) have a point, promoting a city ordinance to prevent outside health care mandates on the basis of personal … more
Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan. It impacts us. So, when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up “unification “efforts, it … more
In just a few days, thousands of people across the state who have made the personal choice not to be vaccinated could lose their jobs as a result of Gov. Jay Inslee's mandate. We already have worker … more
I am writing in opposition to any Medical Freedom ordinance being adopted by the council. Any such proposal is likely to violate state law and open the city and each councilor to lawsuits and … more
It is time for Heidi St. John to concede. Joe Kent has already been a relentless soldier of a candidate for Congress, holding countless meetings and town halls to listen to constituents, and … more
Do you know that abortion is the leading cause of death in the U.S.? Our media focuses intensely and understandably on the victims of storms, military tragedies and alleged crimes. However, since … more
I am angry. A good friend is isolated in the ICU with COVID.  Some friends and so-called media and internet “experts” convinced him that COVID was no more dangerous than the flu; … more
This is in response to Erin Van Natta’s letter to the editor about Joe Kent. First, as a veteran myself, I thank Mr. Kent for his service. And, I am impressed by Ms. Van Natta’s … more
We were recently asked to sign a letter taking a stand against what we believe are fundamental, God-given rights. While we agree that it is best to conduct ourselves in a respectful, lawful manner, … more
I would like to comment on the recent “rally” that was held in my neighborhood of Whispering Pines by the far right political faction on Sept. 19. I was completely shocked and unaware of … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s end run around the Legislature banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings is a bad idea. Even though the state Legislature adjourned last spring without passing … more
Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President Joe Biden rolls out his progressive agenda. The key question looking … more
Growing up, no one told me I was a Republican. I just knew. Low taxes, responsibility, smaller government, free markets, law and order, that all made sense to me. It also made me feel good to be … more
Law enforcement personnel across Southwest Washington inform me that a combination of federal and state policies have triggered crime to increase dramatically and pose a threat to our families and … more
I write in response to John McCroskey’s Sept. 1 commentary (“Thoughts on mandatory vaccines and illegal border crossings”) and about Woodland City Council’s opposition to mask … more
This isn’t a comfortable conversation for me and I know that it’s definitely not comfortable for many others. But you should all know that I, as a Black mom, feel lucky to be living here. … more
Recently, I made a personal decision with my family that I would eliminate Facebook. In the process I also eliminated all other forms of social media, excluding Twitter which I barely use. I am … more
No doubt about it, we’re living through a confusing, uncertain and rancorous time — in large part because of the coronavirus pandemic and attempts to curtail its spread. Take, for … more
Anyone who has been keeping up with current events is undoubtedly aware that the ongoing labor shortage is creating challenges across just about every industry and profession. Without enough workers … more
After several years of living in Battle Ground, I feel compelled to share a widespread neighborhood issue that requires attention. It involves people with dogs and cats who do not obey our … more
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