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 By John Tomkowiak    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

Bringing K-12 medical programs to towns like Goldendale

Since arriving at Washington State University less than a year ago as the inaugural dean of WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, I’ve been largely focused on preparing for a site visit from...

 
 By Lyle Ferch    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

Time to honor them

To the Editor: For all who serve—It is again time to honor and thank those who have contributed to our nation through their service in the military. The Klickitat County Republican Party will be...

 
 By Jim Fritchey    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

Make some sense this November

To the Editor: I would like to encourage everyone to vote Republican in November. Vote the Trump/Pence ticket for president and help save our country. We cannot survive another four years of Hillary...

 
 By Neil Mangrum    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

She'll get it done

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Pat Arnold for Klickitat County Commissioner. Pat is a resident of Trout Lake where, in addition to being active in the local government, she owns and...

 
 By Judy and Don Thomas    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

Check facts for yourself

To the Editor: Last week’s letter-writer on the subject of the presidential election clearly understands that when falsehoods are repeated often, enough folks start to believe them. To reply to...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    September 21, 2016

School board surprises many with its strength of voice

A lot of mysteries were cleared up when The Sentinel was able to acquire the letters of reprimand from the Goldendale School District school board to...

 
 By Tom Svendsen    Opinion    September 21, 2016

We need experience

To the Editor: We appreciate the newspaper’s publishing our local candidate’s positions, qualifications, and ideas for our local offices. Last week was for the open District 2 PUD commission posit...

 
 By Sidne Steindorf    Opinion    September 21, 2016

Deer, there, and everywhere

To the Editor: There’s an old saying that everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. The same could be said for the over-abundance of deer here in Goldendale. Everyone...

 
 By Peter Leon    Opinion    September 21, 2016

Anybody-but votes default to the worst

To the Editor: If you vote for anybody but Trump, you are voting to put a democrat in the White House and throw out the Constitution. Sad but true: statistically, there is no possibility of a third...

 
 By Salvador Lopez    Opinion    September 21, 2016

She's the one

To the Editor: Let’s vote for Pat Arnold for County Commissioner. I have known Pat for a long time. She is a hard-working, honest person who has ample knowledge of the issues facing Klickitat...

 
 By Ray Klebba    Opinion    September 21, 2016

Oh, that'll show them

To the Editor: Stealing Hillary signs out of yards? Really? The Clinton signs have been disappearing from private property all over Klickitat County. Do you, the thief, really think that will make a...

 
 Opinion    September 14, 2016

Fresh air for office

To the Editor: What a breath of fresh political air!  Amanda Richards a candidate for Washington State Senate will bring to this position, a grass roots perspective that will greatly benefit her...

 
 By Marese Mitchell    Opinion    September 14, 2016

It's all good

To the Editor: I just finished reading John Grisham’s The Chamber, a novel about the death penalty and the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s. All of a sudden the thought hit me that what happened back then...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Cell phones plans for seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the cheapest cellphone options available to seniors today who only want one for emergency purposes or occasional calls? I have a cellphone now that cost me $30 per month,...

 
 Opinion    September 14, 2016

No income tax

To the Editor: We moved to this area in 2009. We lived on the Oregon side but my husband’s office was on the Washington side; we paid Oregon income tax. We bought a home in Washington, but my husban...

 
 By Anonymous    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Shine a light on Dark Skies

To the Editor: I am writing to support the efforts to insure the continuation of dark skies over Goldendale and Klickitat County. I am an amateur astronomer who owns property in the county. I was a re...

 
 By Lyle Ferch    Opinion    September 7, 2016

Strange mystery candidates are out there in the mail

Ballots will be coming in the mail in Washington State, approximately Oct. 20. The political rhetoric has been flying hot and heavy, and of course, the presidential campaign garners most of the...

 
 By Shelley Baxter    Opinion    September 7, 2016

Need to tip the scales

To the Editor: Washington State is predicted to go strongly Democrat in the presidential elections. We have a very popular Senate candidate in incumbent Patty Murray. Our State Senate is currently Rep...

 
 By Dorothy Herman    Opinion    September 7, 2016

Time to clean House

To the Editor: Our Congressional Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler wrote on May 12, 2016: “While the health impacts of a Zika outbreak would be staggering, so would be the financial...

 
 By Linda Roland    Opinion    September 7, 2016

She's the one

To the Editor: I am very excited about supporting Pat Arnold as a candidate for Klickitat County Commissioner. Pat has been a strong supporter of all that we know and love about Klickitat Co. She has...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    August 31, 2016

The World Wide Web is not really as safe as it seems!

Beth Johnson, executive director of the International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA), is nobody’s fool. So when I received her repeated inv...

 
 By Norm Luther    Opinion    August 31, 2016

Letters from the community

Tax like Taiwan To the Editor: Want to erase U.S. debt and still fund new, effective programs? Then tax the Taiwan way. I recently witnessed firsthand Taiwan’s thriving economy. Besides capital...

 
 By Savvy Senior    Opinion    August 24, 2016

Medicare options for retirees who do a lot of traveling

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot? Almost 65 Dear Almost, The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depend on your...

 
 By Walter Wettland    Opinion    August 24, 2016

Letters from the community

Good ol’ CenturyLink To the Editor: We were told 12 years ago by CenturyLink that there would be fiber optic lines to everyone in Klickitat County within a decade. Well, it’s been almost 13...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    August 17, 2016

A mutiny may be on the horizon for the school board

There are people in Goldendale who are actively investigating what it takes to recall members of or an entire school board. They’ve discovered...

 

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