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 By Jim Miller    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Simplified cell phones for hearing impaired seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some basic simplified cellphones for seniors with hearing impairment? My 82-year-old father needs to get a new cellphone for occasional calls or emergencies, but h...

 
 By Norm Luther    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

A tough job made tougher

To the Editor: Before pointing too many fingers at our beleaguered Secret Service agency and its recent foibles, we should consider its success so far in its bottom line responsibility: to keep...

 
 By Audrey McEwen    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Wanted: pride in city, poor pay, long hours, great reward

My husband and I were raised in Goldendale, both graduates of the Goldendale school system. We moved away in 1958 for his job. We returned to live out the rest of our retirement years two years ago...

 
 By Ada Whitman    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Story got it wrong

To the Editor: I am writing regarding your recent “suicide by cop” article. I am the so-called victim of the incident. The article you printed was bogus and full of untruths. The man you...

 
 By Darlene Pritchett    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Brother's paintings were stolen

To the Editor: To anyone who bought my brother Earl Hamllik’s oil paintings at Ekone Park, would you please contact his sister, Darlene Pritchett. They were stolen from his house while I was caring...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    June 24, 2015

We have a right to know

To the Editor: You recently ran a story on city budget restraints on our local police department. I personally feel the problem lies within the department itself. Is it really necessary for all...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    June 17, 2015

A war that became civil shows issues can be tamed

There were no metaphoric guns blazing. There was no bombast or chauvinistic posturing. There were no hordes of barbarian invaders slashing through the...

 
 By Steve and Gerry Crick    Opinion    June 17, 2015

What incredible service

To the Editor: On May 24 I had a fall in my shop and landed on my left shoulder and hip on the concrete and couldn’t get up. My wife called 9-1-1, and an ambulance and Rural 7 Fire Department were...

 
 By Pam Pilling and Sheila Stone    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Worth a story

To the Editor: We recently learned that Jenny Balcom of Goldendale, after completing the rigorous qualifying process for running in the Boston Marathon, completed the 2015 marathon in a time of three...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Pick up some Vitamin Sunshine while you're out

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the forecast, you may have come to one exciting conclusion: summer is here! Hopefully, this means more time spent outside enjoying the beauty of our area. One fun...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    June 3, 2015

As I look upon your faces, I'm reminded of a nice cliche

You graduates stand there proudly, having completed your rigorous curricula, now poised to cast off from the shores of adolescence into the wayward...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Keep these people in mind

To the Editor: Thank you for printing the candidates for this year’s election. I want to ask the community to join with me in voting for Carl Conroy and Deborah Heart to re-elect these two people...

 
 By Richard Lavalley    Opinion    June 3, 2015

A power parable

To the Editor: Here is a simple everyday explanation of how absolute power corrupts absolutely: you have a young lady with her most private intimate thoughts written in her diary. She takes this...

 
 By Jackie Farnsworth    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Keep pets cool

To the Editor: Hooray! Warm weather is finally here! However, warmer temperatures can bring dangers. For example, did you know that if the temperature is 85 degrees, the inside of your car heats up...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 20, 2015

The Greatest Generation still seeks a lasting legacy

A couple of quotes come to mind contemplating Memorial Day and wondering how many people continue to see it as just a reason for a day off of work....

 
 By Marsha Stonehocker    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Hire vets but pay them properly

To the Editor: Rep. Gina McCabe’s plan for putting a veteran in every work place is a noble idea. We owe our vets everything. I’m wondering if the vets employed will be paid a living wage and...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Christmas comes in July this year, courtesy of GMSA

There are summer snowflakes coming to town. Santa Claus may show up, too, perhaps in a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops. Carols may waft once again...

 
 By Norm Luther    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Keeping perspective

To the Editor: Currently our US Supreme Court is considering same-sex marriage while its Citizens United decision contributes to our huge inequality of wealth by influencing elections. Since both...

 
 By Jack Runyan    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Time to play 'What's Your Favorite pothole'

To the Editor: Here is a list of my favorite potholes: 1. SW corner of Mill Street and Collins. 2. West 400 block of Collins. 3. West 500 block of Allyn. 4. Golden and Court north of the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    April 22, 2015

The April Fool's Day story and photo that won't go away

The calls go something like this: “Hey, I’m trying to find that Bigfoot crossing sign you ran in your paper. It’s up on 97, right? Looks like...

 
 By Sue Tobin-Bellamy    Opinion    April 22, 2015

Column is a joy

To the Editor: Thank you to Jean Smeltzer for the interesting column you do, “Looking Back.” Because of your work and study on past events, I’m able to reminisce, reflect and laugh. Because of...

 
 By Leo Spencer    Opinion    April 22, 2015

Support the Fire Victims Fund

To The Editor: In Klickitat County, we are fortunate to have formed a Fire Victims Fund 20 years ago. This fund is available to be used in a disaster situation to help rebuild lives. Throughout the...

 
 By Elizabeth Pine    Opinion    April 15, 2015

Good to hear about home

To the Editor: I was born and raised in Goldendale. I really enjoy seeing some people that I have not seen in years. Ronald Bazell used to be our neighbor when we were very young. I always read the...

 
 By Susan Kelsey    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Productive trip to the capital

To the Editor: On March 12 Kathy Moco, Sharon Aleckson, and Susan Kelsey went on a trip to the capitol in Olympia. Our goal was to visit the capitol...

 
 By Perry Bryan    Opinion    April 8, 2015

How to get help

To the Editor: April is sexual assault awareness month, and it is time for us to reflect on how sexual assault affects every person in our community and to take action to stop sexual violence....

 

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