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 By Guest Commentary Jim Monroe    Opinion    May 18, 2016 

A painful departure from Goldendale for bad reasons

I wanted to write and share why my wife and I, after ten years of planning our move to the Goldendale area, chose instead to live elsewhere. In 2006 we bought a lot in a planned residential area just...

 
 By Steve Kenny    Opinion    May 18, 2016 

Some 'votes' need to be suppressed

To the Editor: Suppress the vote? The same refrain can be heard far and wide every election season by Democrats. “Republicans just want to suppress the vote.” “They are attempting to...

 
 By Jessica Bieker    Opinion    May 18, 2016 

Who will pay?

To the Editor: A line from the cult classic movie Clear Cut reads, “Someone has to pay,” in reference to a corporation cutting down old growth. Today I drove down West Allyn to take a peek at...

 
 By Loren Fennell    Opinion    May 18, 2016 

Cut politicians' wages, not trees

To the Editor: “Appalling” is the only word suitable for the cutting down of what little shade trees that are left in the city of Goldendale. All for the love of a new sewer system? Has anyone...

 
 By Sarah Gould    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Statistically the best way to die young is by drinking

One of the uncomfortable truths a lot of people overlook are the dangers that come with the use of alcohol. While pretty much anyone who has been exposed to even a quarter-hour’s worth of media in...

 
 By Mark and Cheri Harris    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Drug sellers, users aren't welcome

To the Editor: We commend the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office and Goldendale Police Department for their action against illegal drugs, and we support the posting of Sheriff Songer’s warning...

 
 By Janet Holen    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Ahead of her time

To the Editor: Jewett Boulevard in White Salmon was named after two of our early settlers, A.H. and Jenny Jewett. Jenny was a vice president of the Washington Woman Suffrage Association and played a...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    May 4, 2016

How to replace important documents that get lost

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents? My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere in the move we lost our Social...

 
 By Steve Kenny    Opinion    May 4, 2016

It's cattle drive season again

To the Editor: Every major election cycle the vocal political zealots get us all fired up in order to get someone elected. Frequently, they characterize issues in ways that bring great stress to...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    April 27, 2016

Signs of the times are signs of indelicacy to some

He’s so dense, light bends around him. That’s an old joke, but you could easily replace the “he” in the joke with any number of politicians; g...

 
 By Kathryn D. Playfair    Opinion    April 27, 2016

Prescience appreciated

To the Editor: How refreshing to read the letter from Steve Kenny published on April 20. He succinctly articulated the prescience of our forefathers. Were we all to understand his premise, the word...

 
 By Steve Kenny    Opinion    April 27, 2016

Don't go with the consensus

To the Editor: Some might call me a denier. Before judging, listen to this B. S. Chemistry graduate with 20-plus years in water treatment. Trained in a core science with honed critical thinking...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Opinion    April 27, 2016

From the best seat in the house

With cars lined up for two-miles and people crowding into a small space at the end of Saxton-Bane, I opted to go home and watch the Mariners. But, I...

 
 By Steve Kenny    Opinion    April 20, 2016

Gridlock is our friend

To the Editor: If I hear one more person champion the wisdom and reasonableness of reaching across the aisle, working together, embracing bipartisanship to “get things done in Congress,” I am goin...

 
 By Samuel Hauck    Opinion    April 20, 2016

Scouts need volunteers

To the Editor: Help! We need volunteers! Currently, Pack 551 is suffering from a lack of adult volunteers to help keep them going strong into the next Scouting season. Positions include help with...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    April 20, 2016

Auto insurance discounts available for older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve read that many car insurance companies offer a variety of discounts to older drivers when they retire or reach a certain age. What can you tell me about this? Discount Seeker...

 
 By Guest Commentary Max Elliot Anderson    Opinion    April 13, 2016

There's something funny about National Humor Month

April is National Humor Month. And why not? It all kicks off with April Fool’s Day at the very beginning. During these uncertain times, what people need most is a good laugh. Imagine what would...

 
 By Scott Scrimshaw    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Here's another choice

To the Editor: An interesting dynamic is about to emerge in the 2016 Presidential race: the Libertarian presidential candidacy of former Republican New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. He recently...

 
 By Teresa Clyne    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Crime Victims week

To the Editor: April 10-16 is Crime Victim Rights Week. The theme is Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope. If you are a victim of attempted homicide, assault, DUI crash, elder or...

 
 By Steve Kenny    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Keep eye on the right prize

To the Editor: Unless you have been living under a rock, you must by now, whether Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or Independent, feel the onslaught of this year’s unparalleled presidential...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Seniors strongly advised to get booster vaccinations

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are covered. Health Conscious Dear Conscious, Most...

 
 By Frank W. Goheen    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Playing with fire leads to burns

To the Editor: “Play with matches long enough,” we can say with considerable assurance, “and at some point you will get burned.” This simple little aphorism comes to mind as we behold the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 30, 2016

The need for the return of the Fourth Estate

It was admittedly controversial, to put a huge headline reading “He is risen” under the banner of The Sentinel last week, just before Easter. A...

 
 By Mike Martin    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Only grace can save us

To the Editor: The popularity of Bernie Sanders’ socialist message among millennials is based on sheer ignorance. Likewise, the millennial notion that Hillary Clinton should be elected president...

 
 By Barbara Robinson    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Let's keep priorities straight

To the Editor: Once again the city of Flint, Mich., is in the news. State, county and city officials are trying to point a finger to a guilty party. The barn door has been left open, the horses are...

 

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