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 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 22, 2017

The Kelly matter: cause and effect aren't set in stone

There’s going to be a ton of opinion arising about Lyle School Superintendent Andrew Kelly’s arrest Sunday on DUI and Reckless Endangerment...

 By Ken Margraff    Opinion    March 22, 2017

We can't afford 'affordable'

Putting some numbers to one aspect of the Ryan Health Care proposal: the proposed plan, which may be up for a vote in the House of Representatives very soon, allows an older person, 55-64, to be... Full story

 By Norm Luther    Opinion    March 22, 2017

Bumper stickers help ease the bumps

Bernie Sanders was our favorite candidate. He championed the working class, unjustly left behind by huge wealth inequality, by parroting policies that originally solved this problem while... Full story

 By Frank Keeler    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Vets made to take back seat

In the article about the proposed uses for the old Mount Adams Senior Care Center, I am seeing the City of Goldendale make veterans take a back seat for a few more tax dollars. I could see a...

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 8, 2017

On the weary randomness of meaningless thievery

Our cowbell was stolen. Right off the front door, in clear line of sight of anyone, when we were open, which would be the only time it could have... Full story

 By Don Thomas    Opinion    March 8, 2017

Waiting for GOP

Why are the Republicans in Congress making so little progress in formulating a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)? For seven years it’s been “something better and cheaper... Full story


Preparing for wild fire before they hit our doorsteps

There’s no question about it, we have seen an increase in the severity and intensity of wildfires in the last few years. Since 2011, nearly 2 million acres in Washington have burned in over 7,000 fi... Full story


Which 'facts' do you want?

How important are facts in our lives? Consider the following: What if a doctor lied about a cancer diagnosis? What if your bank statement lied about the balance in your account? What if your... Full story


I still hear the cries of the victims of child abuse

Larry R.Chapman, a pharmacist in Klickitat County, was recently arrested and charged with child molestation. He is free on bail. He also was given, through the pharmacy board that supervises his... Full story


This government means business

I would like to respond to Don Thomas’ letter: Government by Whim? Yes, President Trump is fulfilling his promises, which are not only aimed at his base but at you as an American citizen. Entry... Full story


Trump is a terrorist's dream

t’s a dream come true for terrorists. Without any effort of their own, they have been given the best recruiting tool possible: the US president. One constant of Donald Trump’s ego-maniacal,... Full story


Let us honor a great leader

Harold Hill was one of great leaders of Klickitat County especially his work with the County PUD. His family can be very proud of their great leader who was a fair and just man that was respected by... Full story


I retired: do I need to file a tax return for 2017?

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the IRS income tax filing requirement for retirees this year? My income dropped way down when I retired last year in 2016, so I’m wondering if I need to even file a tax re... Full story


You don't have to take it

he month of February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Do the following behaviors look familiar to you? Constant calling or texting to keep track of you; stalking or following you around; showi... Full story

 By Don Thomas    Opinion    February 8, 2017

Government by whim?

I see that the new president has once again stepped in it, this time with his executive order concerning temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim majority countries. Obviously, the ban was... Full story


Train yourself

On Sunday, I took the train from Wishram to Portland. I hadn't done this before, so I thought maybe others would be interested in the trip. Americans do many things well, but public transport isn't... Full story


Sentinel asks for a seat in the White House press room

The Sentinel is on the White House press release email list, and that predates the Trump administration. We’ve been getting press releases from...


I believe in Lyle School District

Lyle School District is seeking a replacement maintenance and operations (M&O) levy and you will receive your ballot soon. As a Lyle alumnus who spent K-12 in Lyle, the mother of three children in... Full story

 By Don Thomas    Opinion    February 1, 2017

What, me worry?

I watched a movie last night (The Sum of All Fears) about terrorists setting off a small nuclear bomb in an American city as part of a plan to bring about a nuclear war between the U. S. and Russia.... Full story


Get your terms straight

I recently gave advice about political discussion to some friends: before engaging in any political discussion, agree on the definitions of terms to be used in the discussion first. Only then can an... Full story


How seniors can best get their financials in order

Dear Savvy Senior , My wife and I would like to get our personal and financial affairs in order so our kids will know what’s going on if we get sick or die. What tips can you offer? Procrastinating...


Seniors will be hurt if ACA is repealed

Some Medicare benefits will be lost to seniors if the Affordable Healthcare Act, aka Obamacare, is repealed. What many voters may not have realized, given the lack of clarity over this issue, is that... Full story


Outstanding service

My wife Sharon and I want to express our appreciation to the men, and women of the police, Sheriff’s Department, Highway Patrol, road plow operators, fire fighters, and emergency responders in our... Full story


Republicans don't belong in the bathroom

I am writing today in regards to the article “Privacy campaign challenges bathroom law.” I am a Republican, like most folks around here, but this is definitely a case where our lawmakers are not... Full story

 By Sam Plante    Opinion    January 18, 2017

Road crews rock

I just want to say well done to the road crews that have been working this winter to keep our streets and parking lots cleared. With cramped streets and snow that just keeps falling and falling, just... Full story


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