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 Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Letters From the Community

Who are the candidates we are asked to vote for? I have been a longtime supporter of Bob Songer, candidate for Klickitat County Sheriff. I have just read internet records of United States District...

 
 Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Letters from the Community

As a supporter of Lori Hoctor, our Klickitat County Prosecutor, I am compelled to speak out in Lori’s behalf. I hear rumors within the County about certain special interest groups who want Lori...

 
 Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Letters from the Community

To the Editor: Almost four years ago we elected Lori Hoctor to be our Klickitat County Prosecutor. With good people and sound management skills, she took over a troubled office. She has a staff that...

 
 Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Letters from the Community

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposed a Clean Water Protection Rule to help better protect our waters. It clarifies which waters will be protected, including small rivers, streams and...

 
 Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Letters from the Community

Festival of Wheels 2015, Aug 14, 15,16, will be sponsored by the Goldendale  Chapter of ABATE of WASHINGTON. We look forward to working for the community of Goldendale to bring you a fun event...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    September 10, 2014

City council needs to make its voice heard on marijuana issue

The mayor of Goldendale wants what he thinks is best for the city, to gather from his recent comments. We’re willing to accept him at his word on...

 
 Opinion    September 10, 2014

Letters from the community

With the election quickly approaching, we encourage people to get out and vote. However, we would like to clarify that as an organization, we do not endorse specific candidates. If you are interested...

 
 By Darrell Smith    Opinion    September 10, 2014

Guest Commentary

Last Thursday, a special meeting of the Goldendale City Council was called to discuss the wisdom of allowing a retail marijuana store in Goldendale. It is interesting to note that this very necessary...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    September 3, 2014

There's a booming business in fallacious rumor-mongering

There’s an ugly rumor going around town, one that is downright sinister. You’d better sit down before reading further. Here it is: rumor has it...

 
 By Paxton Farrar    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Letters from the Community

Thanks for your August 20 article, “That's a wrap at the Goldendale Observatory,” on our shoot Starry Night at the Goldendale Observatory. It all went smoothly. We appreciate the people of...

 
 By David Edelman PhD    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Letters from the Community

In the 1850s the Know Nothing Party wanted to take back our country from the large number of Irish and German Catholic immigrants. They feared that our country was being overwhelmed by these...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Opinion    August 27, 2014

The Lord leaves a $20 tip for someone in dire need of food

It was a gray November day in Cleveland, Ohio. The year was 1937, in the dismal days of the national Depression. Stephen Eckhardt, a recent German immigrant, had just been laid off from his tool and...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2014

Letters from the Community

Duplicitous statements on health care Literature from Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler claims that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes $700 billion from Medicare. That is a half-truth at best....

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Still no word on why there was no word about the Festival

The Festival That Never Happened was held early this month. Did you miss it? It was called the Festival of Wheels (FOW). It was purported to be put on, depending on the source you heard it from, by...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Opinion    August 13, 2014

What's best for hydration? Try the real elixir of life: water

This time of year, when temperatures are scorching and I look out at the brown hills of the Gorge, I’m reminded of one essential element of good health: Water. Drinking more water is incredibly...

 
 By Regina Guzman    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Need a ride to run

To the Editor: My name is Regina. My mother died in 1988 of breast cancer. She was only 40 years young. I would like to do the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure run in Portland on Sep. 21 in honor of...

 
 By Tony Rowland    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Where are the cats?

To the Editor: The company called Catlink has gone out of business. My friend has a cat under their care. We have tried to call them, and the number is no longer vaild. They have his cat and who...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Opinion    August 13, 2014

No room at the inn for family and Jeep

It was 59 below on the Alcan Highway, and they had no choice but to drive on. Our three tots—Ricky, Linda, and Annette—were smothered in snowsuits in the backseat of our green 1957 Jeep station...

 
 By Phil Dyer    Opinion    August 6, 2014

First phase completed, Health Exchange looks to next

It has been nearly three years since Washington began to build its state-based insurance exchange and profoundly expanded Medicaid. It has not been an easily defined road nor a smooth one. Nothing...

 
 By Richard Badalamente    Opinion    August 6, 2014

Letter from the community

Our hearts go out to the people of Brewster and Pateros and other Washington areas ravished by 2014’s record wildfires. It is hard to imagine their heartbreak as they are comb through the ashes of...

 
 By Guest Commentary Lee H. Hamilton    Opinion    July 30, 2014

You can't change an election if you keep voting the same way

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. So here’s the interesting thing: nearly...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2014

Letters from the Community

Simple answer to simple question What question have you asked these candidates? I’ve personally asked the three Republican candidates on your ballot for the 14th a simple question: of the State...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Let's have a big hand for everyone who gives a hand

It’s been a remarkable week for good things around the area. You had the dinner for those two amazing veterans and their families. To hear them...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2014

Pot shots

To the Editor: Apparently, we need to discuss the lunacy of a possible “Pot Shop” in Goldendale. While the State of Washington voted for legalization of marijuana, Klickitat County and Goldendale...

 
 By Jamie Ward    Opinion    July 23, 2014

He's a Team Player

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to share why I am voting for Bob Songer for Sheriff. Mr. Songer has a background as a patrol officer, drug task force, sergeant, undersheriff,...

 

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