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 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...

 
 By Shelley Baxter    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Great Turnout

To the Editor: What an overwhelming turnout at the Klickitat County Democratic Presidential Caucuses Saturday. Over 650 people swarmed into the middle school in White Salmon and 180 into the grange...

 
 By Sheila Howard    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Wear teal on Tuesday

To the Editor: April is Sexual Assault Awareness month in Washington State. Locally and around the state, individuals, youth, communities, schools, and agencies will be taking action to increase...

 
 By Vi Strode    Opinion    March 30, 2016

How about some horse sense?

To the Editor: Alert to horse owners! The Equine Herpes Virus (EHV1), along with a host of others, is a highly contagious disease that can result in horses dying. Please get on line and review the...

 
 Opinion    March 23, 2016

You can see your way to cheaper prescription glasses

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through my work, but lost it when I turned 65, retired, and signed up for...

 
 By Dorothy Herman    Opinion    March 23, 2016

Protect our democracy

To the Editor: The Washington State Democratic Party will be holding its caucus for the 2016 candidate for the Democratic Party on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 10 a.m., with early check-in beginnin...

 
 By Richard Lavalley    Opinion    March 16, 2016

The Trump card no one wants to see in this political game

Editor’s note: Our guest commentary is normally not of the nature of what follows here, given The Sentinel’s history of taking no political sides in a presidential election. We’ve chosen to run...

 
 By Michele Priddy    Opinion    March 16, 2016

So what's the big deal?

To the Editor: Went to the Science Fair on Thursday night, walked in through the gym doors to view the rows of tri-fold poster boards. Not having visited a bona-fine science fair before, I was...

 
 By Sallie Skakel    Opinion    March 16, 2016

Let's create heritage sites

To the Editor: There are many valid reasons to criticize the United Nations. Nevertheless, there is one function of the U.N. that surely we all must regard with heartfelt gratitude: the role of the...

 
 By Ken McKune    Opinion    March 16, 2016

Leave the tree

To the Editor: The proposed West Columbus improvement project will be a great event in the history of Goldendale, and undoubtedly will improve the neighborhoods and the image of the town sought by cit...

 

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