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 By Guest Commentary Lee H. Hamilton    Opinion    July 30, 2014 

You can't change an election if you keep voting the same way

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. So here’s the interesting thing: nearly...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2014 

Letters from the Community

Simple answer to simple question What question have you asked these candidates? I’ve personally asked the three Republican candidates on your ballot for the 14th a simple question: of the State...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Let's have a big hand for everyone who gives a hand

It’s been a remarkable week for good things around the area. You had the dinner for those two amazing veterans and their families. To hear them...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2014

Pot shots

To the Editor: Apparently, we need to discuss the lunacy of a possible “Pot Shop” in Goldendale. While the State of Washington voted for legalization of marijuana, Klickitat County and Goldendale...

 
 By Jamie Ward    Opinion    July 23, 2014

He's a Team Player

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to share why I am voting for Bob Songer for Sheriff. Mr. Songer has a background as a patrol officer, drug task force, sergeant, undersheriff,...

 
 By Dr. Paul L. Gerhardt    Opinion    July 23, 2014

The best choice

To the Editor: I have known Gina McCabe for nearly 30 years. She and her family are some of the best people I know. I am excited to see her run for a state office. She is intelligent, honest,...

 
 By Earlene Sullivan    Opinion    July 16, 2014

PSE's energy does great things

To the Editor: Does anyone in our community and surrounding area ever wonder where the dollars come from to promote all the events, worthwhile causes and organizations we have? It doesn’t happen by...

 
 By Herb H. Hardin    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Vote for our own

To the Editor: Gina McCabe’s demonstrably successful career, compared to her challengers, shows she is by far the most qualified to be our District 14 State Representative. Her years of experience...

 
 By Brian D. Aaron    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Make an informed decision

To the Editor: I hope Klickitat County residents will be mindful of the upcoming primary election for Prosecuting Attorney, take time to educate themselves about the candidates, and make informed...

 
 By Roz Luther    Opinion    July 16, 2014

No one on Court was ever pregnant

To the Editor: The Supreme Court has made another chink in the armor of contraceptive opportunities for employees. They saw the Constitution one way, but the women judges, who also believe in our...

 
 By Adrian Bradford    Opinion    July 9, 2014

One of our own is best

To the Editor: Gina McCabe’s successful career is so far advanced over her challengers, we are just plain fortunate she is able and willing to serve as our District 14 Legislator. Her many years of...

 
 By The Programs for Peaceful Living Staff    Opinion    July 9, 2014

Promoting security for victims

To The Editor: It happens everyday in our community, a person is victimized in some manner; we are here to help and support you. What is it you ask? Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and...

 
 By Rosemary Hoyt    Opinion    July 9, 2014

Our best hope for Congress

To the Editor: Bob Dingethal is our best hope for a positive change in Congress. One area of agreement between Bob and his opponent, Michael Delavar, is a need to return to open town hall meetings....

 
 By Dani Burton    Opinion    July 9, 2014

Bring her back

To the Editor: I have had the privilege of working for Klickitat County for 19 and a half years. During that time I have worked closely with four different prosecuting attorneys. I can say definitivel...

 
 By Cliff Gregg    Opinion    July 9, 2014

Step up or step down

To the Editor: OK, Goldendale, wake up. Here are a few ideas or questions you need to think about: An administrator is someone who manages people. Would a manager lay off good workers for five months...

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion    July 2, 2014

The freedom to speak freely can carry a high price for many

Have we lost free speech in America? Our First Amendment right for all Americans is free speech. Protesters, journalists, civil-rights advocates, street preachers, and all Americans have enjoyed the...

 
 By KeAndra Kessinger    Opinion    July 2, 2014

A fair and faithful candidate

To the Editor: I have known Gina McCabe for the last 15 years of my life. Gina has been my dance coach as well as my friend. She is currently running for state representative out of District 14 and...

 
 By Kate Matthews    Opinion    July 2, 2014

Best boss I ever had

To the Editor: I was hired at the start of Lori Hoctor’s administration and have watched as she steadily implements her goal of elevating the quality of service provided to the citizens and elected...

 
 By Raymond Clough    Opinion    July 2, 2014

Efforts go ignored and impugned

To the Editor:  I read with great interest the article titled: “Dallesport Airport Moves Ahead With Life Flight” in the June 25 issue of The Sentinel. In the article Commissioner Sauter...

 
 By Don C Brunell    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Railing against the rails doesn't consider all the factors involved

All too often our network of highways, pipelines, railroads, barges, ship terminals and airports goes unnoticed unless there is an accident. For example, we don’t notice the trains delivering the...

 
 By Jim Allyn    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Give the job to the man who stepped up

To the Editor: In last week’s issue you opined on Mr. Songers claim that Sheriff McComas is leaving office early for political reasons. The interesting thing about Mr. Songer’s complaint is that...

 
 By John Welsh    Opinion    June 25, 2014

What were you thinking?

To the Editor: Never have I read in The Sentinel as disgusting a hit piece as the one you published on June 18 concerning Rick McComas. It is easy to see why you are the editor of a small town gossip...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    June 18, 2014

Playing at the ploy just isn't going to work down the road

In last week’s Sentinel was a story about sheriff candidate Bob Songer claiming Sheriff Rick McComas’ announced early retirement was actually a...

 
 By Jon T Haugen    Opinion    June 18, 2014

Why won't Jaime debate?

To the Editor: The field is set for the Third Congressional race: Bob Dingethal, Michael Delavar, and Jaime Herrera Beutler. Now if we can just have a number of public debates so the voters can...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Summertime safety: decoding sunscreen and de-inviting germs

It’s June, and that means summer is on the way. We are all looking forward to warmer temperatures, sunny days, and spending time outside with family and friends. While you are out enjoying the...

 

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