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 By Guest Commentary by Chandra Sola Radiance    Opinion    February 3, 2016 

Ekone Ranch should be accountable for its actions

I am a long-time friend and supporter of Ekone Ranch and its parent non-profit, the Sacred Earth Foundation (SEF). I owned and managed a non-profit across the river for 20 years. I read your article...

 
 By Teresa Clyne    Opinion    February 3, 2016 

Time to understand what it really means

To the Editor: While some may recognize that Feb. 9 is a day for wearing orange to show your awareness of teen dating violence as a real issue and to support teens in our community, not everyone may u...

 
 By David Harris    Opinion    February 3, 2016 

Where have our rights gone?

To the Editor: The right of the people to readdress their government is defined in the U.S. Constitution and also the Declaration of Independence. Have we totally lost this right? One has only to...

 
 Opinion    January 27, 2016

Paying income tax on Social Security benefits

Dear Savvy Senior, Will I have to pay federal income taxes on my Social Security benefits when I retire? Approaching Retirement Dear Approaching, Whether or not you’ll be required to pay federal...

 
 By Manuel Ybarra Jr.    Opinion    January 27, 2016

They are serious

To the Editor: The recent Islamic terrorist attack in California brought out the usual reaction from American politicians and others. Some immediately blamed guns and suggested more gun laws,...

 
 By Mark Heid    Opinion    January 20, 2016

PRO: The school bond: why the school needs it

Why not? As I have been visiting with various community groups and individuals about the capital improvement bond that will provide major renovations at the high school, I have been asked time and...

 
 By Joseph Gonyeau    Opinion    January 20, 2016

CON: The school bond: necessity or frill?

I was surprised to see so few people attending the Nov. 5 school district bond presentation. I would have thought a $12 million bond issue would interest the voters. The bond issue includes 21 items,...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    January 13, 2016

God called on human rights issue by WHRC

God obviously doesn’t know what He’s doing, so thank God (so to speak) that we have the Washington Human Rights Commission (WHRC). God, of...

 
 By Leo Spencer    Opinion    January 13, 2016

Minor entity dictates its opinion into law

To the Editor: This is in regards to the article in the Dec. 30 edition of The Sentinel about the new rules in Washington State that dictate to us that men must be allowed to use women’s bathrooms....

 
 By Darrell Watson    Opinion    January 13, 2016

School needs help

To the Editor: How excited we all were when we moved into the new Goldendale High School building in the ’76 -’77 school year. I was teaching at the middle school then, and we trekked across the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    January 6, 2016

The IRS needs to conduct an audit of Ekone Ranch

Months spent investigating our front-page story on the goings-on at Ekone Ranch in Goldendale have uncovered a lot of smoke but a lack of clarity on...

 
 By Charlotte Van Zant-King    Opinion    January 6, 2016

The rest of the story

To the Editor: I would like to offer some further explanations of why the Golden Art Guild chose to end our operations of Big River Art and Crafts. It was difficult to find enough dependable people...

 
 By Jarrod Swearingen    Opinion    December 30, 2015

We need the bond

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to urge voters in the Goldendale School District to vote yes on the Capital Improvements Bond. One of the things that need to be fixed is getting the doors of...

 
 By Cheri Harris    Opinion    December 30, 2015

If we'd only known

To the Editor: I was very disappointed to read last week that Big River Art and Crafts is closing due to insufficient volunteer staffing. The newest rendition of Goldendale’s art gallery was truly...

 
 By Marsha Anderson    Opinion    December 30, 2015

They need more support

To the Editor: I was deeply saddened by the Dec. 23 Sentinel headline, “Art Gallery to Close.” The gallery is the very first place I take out of town guests to show off Goldendale’s best. They...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    December 23, 2015

Wreaths Across America remembers our vets

On Dec. 12, Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke patiently waited two hours in line with 70,000 volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery to collect wreaths and secure them to headstones. Thousands of...

 
 By Scott De Young    Opinion    December 23, 2015

There is no middle point

To the Editor: This is in response to Avery Hoyt’s letter inviting us to meet in the middle. I don’t think there is a middle when it comes to civil liberties. The problem with so called gun...

 
 By Michael Kitchen    Opinion    December 23, 2015

Dog donation please

To the Editor: Cowboy Bob’s Blue Heeler got attacked and killed by a pack of dogs in Spokane. It would be wonderful if some big-hearted cowboy with a blue pup would donate it to a sad cowboy. Call...

 
 By Richard Rhoades    Opinion    December 23, 2015

Remember the Christmas meaning

To the Editor: We are nearing that time of the year when many prophecies were fulfilled over 2,000 years ago. It is that wherein God had promised to send His Son into the world to redeem mankind from...

 
 By Lisa Brown    Opinion    December 16, 2015

WSU's medical school can benefit Goldendale

How will Washington State University’s plan to have a second public medical school in the state of Washington impact Goldendale? We believe it will make things better in a variety of significant...

 
 By Mildred Lykens    Opinion    December 16, 2015

Impossible dialog on resolutions

To the Editor: It’s coming…almost time to make those New Year’s Resolutions. With so many Christmas parties and gifts of homemade goodies, it will be a good time to review your 2015 ones. Ask yo...

 
 By Mike McBride    Opinion    December 16, 2015

Let's face facts

To the Editor: I would like to address and correct some of the facts that Mr. Hoyt spoke of in his letter published on Dec. 9. The way to work on this issue is to understand the facts and deal with...

 
 By Leo Spencer    Opinion    December 16, 2015

A simple solution for complicated times

To the Editor: In light of current events occurring in the world and how lack of proper preparation tends to expand problems, I am suggesting that our communities here in central Washington should...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Is there a Medicare premium increase coming?

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? I’ve heard some beneficiaries will get hit with a big Part B...

 
 By Larry Jose    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Where's the reciprocity?

To the Editor: A disabled Washington State veteran, rated at 30 percent disability or greater, can apply to the state and receive a veteran’s park pass granting free access to State Park venues....

 

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