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Get off the bench and onto the battlefield. That’s what author and speaker Heidi St. John has been telling audiences for years as she’s traveled the United States urging them to get … more
I recently stopped in at a local Battle Ground burger joint to have lunch with a buddy. My total came to $8.88 so I gave the 18-year-old behind the cash register a $20 dollar bill and then emptied my … more
Politicians often say things they wish they hadn’t. Sometimes we’re trying to be funny and the humor falls flat. Sometimes anger or frustration gets the better of us. And sometimes, a … more
I would like to respond to Jim Tejcka’s letter to the editor in the June 30 Reflector. He equates the COVID vaccine to Thalidomide, which he said was an approved medicine that was later found … more
Jim Tejeka is the latest anti-vaxxer to whine about how he is being discriminated against because he chose to not be vaccinated against COVID-19 (June 30 letter to editor in The Reflector). We heard … more
I would like to make a comment to Jane Sturm, of Battle Ground, who said in a letter to the editor, “As a Republican, I sold my soul.” First, I would like her to tell me what presidents … more
Wearing a mask shows concern for the physically weak, the vulnerable, and the immunocompromised. This is courteous and Christian. Not wearing a mask, whatever the reason (the mask mandate violates … more
How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and are reaping the benefits from our well-connected power grid, … more
Here we are, once again at the beginning of what could prove to be the worst wildfire season ever and the world’s best firefighting tool sits unused and not ready to go because of decisions … more
Please, stop creating division amongst citizens in La Center. We have a really nice town, but if you spend any time in Facebook groups, you’d think that our city leadership was corrupt, … more
For those wishing to live in an area where everyone would have the same viewpoint about things that they do, I’m glad I’ve lived inside the city of Battle Ground, since we moved here in … more
Beginning in January 2022, all Washington workers will pay 58 cents per $100 of their earnings to fund the Long-Term Care Trust Act (LTCTA). There is no limit to how much you will contribute to the … more
Democrats need to just look in the mirror. Your party is embracing defunding the police, passing disastrous bail reforms, and letting hundreds of rioters, looters and arsonists from last summer go … more
When did we stop caring about the safety and welfare of our children? As a retired teacher, mother and grandmother, and a resident of Woodland, I am truly worried that a proposed transient trailer … more
I have become increasingly alarmed at the direction that the attitudes surrounding our society have taken, as the danger of COVID begins to diminish. The attitude I am speaking of is what is quickly … more
In the past few years, Republicans have compared themselves to the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln. The reality of this similarity is only name deep. Lincoln’s Republican Party was big … more
As climate change concerns grow, researchers are turning to small tree farmers for help.  Actually, they have been helping for nearly a century, but their efforts have largely gone … more
Biden is the weakest president ever. Look at his first 100 days. 1. The border is out of control. The border is overwhelmed with drugs and human trafficking. Children are being dropped over the … more
Immigration policy is a complex matter on which opinions vary greatly. I don’t claim to have the answer, but I do know this. In my five years as a labor investigator visiting agricultural … more
Woodland is considering a new RV park which would be good for the community if it is as well maintained as the park down by the river or the one in east Kelso. My concern is that Woodland is a clean … more
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