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 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    April 1, 2015 

Speak your view to the county on the moratorium

The county is thinking about extending its current moratorium on new marijuana business. The current one expires April 21, just around the corner,...

 
 By Eric Nelson    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Sunshine Week helps bring hidden agendas to light

Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe—cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters—have...

 
 By Sidne Steindorf    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Local men receive honor

To the Editor: Thanks to your article, “Netherlands World War II cemetery seeks to honor local man,” Goldendale native James Trowbridge has his picture on the Faces of Margraten website. Members...

 
 By Jarrod Swearingen    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Paying it forward

To the Editor: I would like to say thank you to the people who paid it forward at the Goldendale McDonald’s on Wednesday, March 4. I hope that I can one day do the same for someone...

 
 By Norm Luther    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Look before you leap

To the Editor: Back when some prominent Republicans were reasonable, they endorsed some measures now advocated by the Obama administration. Quickly comes to mind ObamaCare which essentially copied Mas...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Opinion    March 11, 2015

When did weathermen take control of our daily lives?

When people have nothing to say, they generally talk about the weather. It is better than just staring at one another or ignoring people you meet....

 
 By Lila Burgess    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Email addresses for council members

To the Editor: Would it be a good idea for the City of Goldendale to provide an e-mail address of the council members? Not a personal e-mail but one specifically set up for council related business...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 4, 2015

To pee or not to pee: that is the question for the drunk

If you’re at one of the Main Street bars and you’re roaring drunk and you go outside to smoke a cigarette, do you really have to urinate at/on the entrances of businesses? Judging from recent...

 
 By Doug Garman    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Do the storage project

To the Editor: Regarding the pumped storage project: to me it is a project whose time has come. Add a little more vision and add irrigation capabilities. My only concern is the ground stability on...

 
 By David Telford    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Why I'm not a Chamber member

To the Editor: Last week, in light of a recent rule change at our Chamber of Commerce, I decided that I would not continue my membership. The chamber decided to pass a rule to exclude any business...

 
 By Jay Olson    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Let's hear it for those teens

To the Editor: About this time each year, Dr. James Ogden donates his time and talents to team with Lions Club to provide free eye exams and glasses to qualifying individuals. This past Feb. 14...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Opinion    February 18, 2015

You don't have to let winter blues get your mind down

February is maybe best described as “the light at the end of winter’s tunnel.” It’s a great way to look at it because for some people, winter can lead to feelings of sadness, lethargy, and...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    February 11, 2015

The continuing misadventures of the KCRP Pirates team

Before we launch into this week’s scathing satirical commentary, let’s head off any potential misunderstanding right away: The following...

 
 By Mike Rick    Opinion    February 11, 2015

It'll take too long to repay

To the Editor: In response to the proposed PUD project, the following are facts that I obtained through The Goldendale Sentinel and the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). The cost of the...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    February 11, 2015

What were they thinking?

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in opposition of the local pot store that our elected city council, and our elected mayor, has let come into our community. Citizens of our community are...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Opinion    February 4, 2015

The play call wasn't the problem

It was tough getting to sleep Sunday night. As bad as it was for Seahawk fans, I can only guess what it is like for the players and coaches. Some in...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    February 4, 2015

Community division over pot still foments lingering rancor

True story: not long ago, I was talking with an acquaintance from Georgia. Somehow the topic came around to the Civil War. “You mean the ‘War of...

 
 By Teresa Clyne    Opinion    February 4, 2015

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

To the Editor: Do the following behaviors look familiar to you? Constant calling or texting to keep track of you; stalking or following you around; showing up unexpectedly at places you go; using...

 
 By Dean Kiggins    Opinion    February 4, 2015

It's silly and needs to stop

To the Editor: When the people of Washington State cast their votes and legalized the use of recreational cannabis, it signaled the “beginning of the end”—not the end of a civilized moral...

 
 By Darrell Smith    Opinion    January 28, 2015

The unbridled rule of selfishness

To the Editor: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” —Edmund Burke At the recent Goldendale Planning Committee public meeting, nearly everyone who...

 
 By Cheri Harris    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Let's not be defeated by defeatism

To the Editor: My husband and I moved to Goldendale nearly three years ago. It was obvious this small community had problems and had seen better days, but I saw a great deal of potential here then,...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Put yourself in my shoes

To the Editor: As the public is well aware, and it remains no secret, I have a serious problem with KVH, its doctors, and with the present administration. I personally would like to ask the CEO: if...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    January 21, 2015

On the inverse theory of Multiple Intelligences at the public hearing

In 1983 a Harvard professor named Howard Gardner revolutionized education with a new teaching model. His theory of Multiple Intelligences argued that...

 
 By Eileen Maurin    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Raise your hands if you're disappointed

To the Editor: How many of us are disappointed in the actions of the mayor when he deliberately deceived the city council and public in order to allow a pot shack to operate in Goldendale? I’m also...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    January 14, 2015

It might be time to shake off the curse of Timmerman for good

We have it on excellent authority that the city of Goldendale is still cursed. We say “still” because many people think the curse of Timmerman,...

 

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