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Once, when a Republican congressman from Massachusetts accused Lincoln of having changed his mind, Lincoln replied, ‘Yes, I have; and I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today … more
First, I would like to compliment our newspaper, The Reflector, for covering so many important issues in our local area. I have been their fan for over five years now. As I was reading through last … more
Electing the right candidate for a school board position is very important. I had the pleasure this past summer to work with Rob Peterson at the Lions food booth at the Clark County Fair where Rob … more
Here we go again! Yet another Trump fan (Tom Nelson, Sept. 27 letter), invoking the wisdom of esteemed investigative reporter Tucker Carlson, suggested that the Jan. 6 riot (they don’t like the … more
After 18 months of brutal combat in Ukraine it is evident that the current status quo is not sustainable. The Ukrainians have fought valiantly but have sustained hundreds of thousands of casualties, … more
The cult of Trump, also known as the current Republican Party, is trying to destroy America! What have the Republicans accomplished lately? They have put more guns on the streets. They have rolled … more
There is an axiom: Don’t let “the perfect” get in the way of the good! That is important to remember when it comes to improving our air quality. While climate activists want to … more
Can Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) board members be impeached for un-American activities? The more I see of FVRL board meetings and the insistence by some board members on banning materials … more
I want to publicly thank La Center City Council for giving me the opportunity to serve on the council in position number 4. Since my appointment I have been listening and learning. The most common … more
Ridgefield voters have a big decision to make on our next election ballot. We have the privilege to vote in a new member of our School Board of Directors. With the board dealing with massive growth … more
Please vote for Amber Baker for School Board! Amber Baker is a person that Ridgefield needs on our School Board. I’ve never met someone who is so capable of unifying people, even when they are … more
To the citizens of Battle Ground: You should be very proud to have a mayor like Philip Johnson. He has done a great job on the council for 12 years and has done so much for the city, unnoticed. … more
Defining insurrection. I disagree with Mr. Nelson’s analysis. To me, it is difficult to define insurrection — in a legally actionable manner   — within the context of a cable … more
Earlier this year Senator John Braun (R-Centralia) introduced SB 5248 to provide funding for individual tutoring to help students recover from the learning losses resulting from the COVID school … more
I watched Tucker Carlson’s program of the Jan. 6 event. The Jan. 6 committee did not allow any cross-examination. Distortion of facts by the participants w as a narrow view of the events on … more
I cannot think of a better person for Ridgefield School Board than Amber Baker. As a farmer, she is not afraid of hard work. As a Ridgefield School District parent and volunteer, she has … more
In today’s economy, along with the high cost of college and changing social attitudes about a degree’s value in some fields , employers are increasingly questioning the need to require … more
Our shared natural resources are our shared responsibility. Following federal Judge Edward Rafeedie’s 1994 ruling in U.S. v. Washington, state and tribal co-managers have a legal … more
The protesters who occupied House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s office may or may not be charged, but the bill they advocate for is something we should protect. According to them, the PEPFAR program … more
A positive trend! Saturday, Sept. 10, the Adopt A Highway volunteers were out again picking up trash on State Route 503. You may have seen the white bags on the highway north of Battle Ground? This … more
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