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The Aug. 4 edition of The Reflector published an article relaying Sheriff Atkins’s concerns about new laws governing policing in Washington state. I would like to respond. I agree with … more
Time is short, but action is necessary. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state Legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust … more
I’m told Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Brown had strong opinions about the new state laws that are forcing major changes in how law enforcement officers do their jobs.  As a … more
There is no doubt the issue dominating the news and our email inboxes is the governor’s recent vaccination mandate, issued on Aug. 9. We share the concern many constituents in the 20th … more
I have heard from more people than ever before that they are tired of the news, tired of conflicts in and over the news, and tired of the partisanship with which the news seems to be covered … more
I’m not sure if hypersonic missiles or Iran’s drones have a chance of first strike capability. If so, or if other countries think so, and/or don’t fear a second strike, then we need … more
I just wanted to acknowledge a wonderful local company that took amazing care of my diesel truck for me. CRS Services of Battle Ground were the nicest people to work with. They got my truck in … more
Obviously COVID-19 is alive and well. Vaccines have managed to beat it back, but vaccine hesitancy has breathed new life into it. Health care workers are facing a new wave of patients who are younger … more
How has this country become close to being a socialist state? It started with one party controlling the media. One party controlling the message. One party deciding what is the truth. One party … more
Sex trafficking is a growing problem across Washington. Our state ranks in the top 15 states with active human trafficking cases, most of which are sex trafficking cases, with 3.49 cases per … more
I was dismayed when I read the letter from Jack Davis espousing how Shirin Elkoshairi’s letter “called out all the misinformation about the La Center mayor and city council being posted … more
As a lover and protector of the Columbia River, I am immensely proud of my community for taking down the fracked gas monstrosity known as the Northwest Innovation Works methanol refinery. Every … more
I wonder if many realize the United States of America is the only country ever (including ancient and modern-day Israel) to be founded on an idea, not an ethnicity. This idea is best summarized in … more
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were billed as the “Hydrogen Olympics!” Then along came COVID-19 and sporting events worldwide were put on hold. The summer games were delayed until 2021. … more
Sex trafficking is a growing problem across Washington.  Our state ranks in the top 15 states with active human trafficking cases, most of which are sex trafficking cases, with 3.49 cases per … more
Since 1788, America’s first election for president of the United States, we have had peaceful and successful transfer of power from one president to the next. The election of 2020 was the first … more
Lee Hemen in his letter (The Reflector, June 30, 2021) reflects a popular view that Democrats are pro-crime while Republicans are the party of law and order, but this view does not fit with the … more
I would like to address an objection repeatedly raised at the Battle Ground Public Schools’ June board meeting, at the first reading of the HealthSmart curriculum adoption recommendation for … more
Bravo to the Department of Ecology and the entourage of dedicated lawyers, environmental organizations and activists who came together to defeat the world’s largest fracked … more
What a difference a year makes. As Washington emerges from the pandemic, one of the biggest challenges facing many employers is finding enough qualified workers. It’s a dramatic shift … more
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