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'Fake news' smoke screen being used in this state

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is formi...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Where Seniors Can Get Help With Home Chores and Small Jobs

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find good, trustworthy, qualified people who can help seniors with home chores or small jobs? Looking for Mom Dear Looking, Getting help at home for any...

 

Letters from the community

She won me over Four years ago, I had the chance to stay in Gina Mosbrucker’s motel in Goldendale. This then-new candidate for state representative aroused my curiosity. So, next morning I went up...

 

Remember from Whom our blessings flow this summer

Summer is here and school is out. Picnics, food, and fun are upon us, and we look forward to activities and events planned by friends and community members. We look forward to greeting relatives who h...

 

Letters from the community

Cheap shot should backfire It is always easy to attack a public person who has served in office for any length of time. Usually they have stood for something and taken tough votes in their careers....

 

Letters from the community

He wants Planet A David McDevitt, Democrat running for Congress, is a champion for clean air and clean water. He loves our Mother Earth. David knows “There is no Planet B.” McDevitt has...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    July 25, 2018

Simple Driving Devices That Can Help Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are in there eighties and still pretty good drivers, but due to arthritis and...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 18, 2018

There's good news about good news gathering

It’s time to ask one basic question about how we get our information about the world’s state of affairs, which itself has a lot to do with the sta...

 

Letters from the community

Lets Reconsider There have been a couple of letters of opinion lately that have been truly ridiculous in their attempt to blame President Trump for every evil in the world. President Trump has...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Can a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Benefits?

Dear Savvy Senior, Can my Social Security benefits be garnished if I have some outstanding debts? I just turned 62 and would like to start collecting my retirement benefits, but want to find this out...

 

Letters from the Community

It came Back It’s so nice to live in a small town. This would never happen in Seattle. My backpack that fell off my wheelchair with all my stuff in it was returned to me with absolutely nothing...

 

Triage Vol. II, No. 6: Some things change, some don't

I recently realized as I took my EMT written test to become a Washington State EMT (still one in Oregon) that it has been 30 years since I first became an EMT. There have been significant changes in...

 

Letters from the Community

Please Return On my one-mile walk of my dogs on Friday, somewhere from my house to downtown and return home, my backpack fell off my wheelchair. It contained my wallet, gas cards, credit cards,...

 

State Parks, Chamber unconcerned about dark sky

Being designated as a Dark Sky Place requires “active participation in ongoing efforts to garner robust community support for dark sky protection” and that “participants serve as a beacon in the...

 

Letters from the community

Car trouble and angels Late Saturday afternoon is never a good time to have serious car trouble. So when I turned off Rt 97 onto Broadway, I coasted to the nearest business that looked open. They were...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    June 20, 2018

Travel discounts for seniors are plentiful and useful

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60. Ready To Go Dear Ready, There...

 

Letters from the community

We’re told to just accept it IG Report - Hillary Email & Trump/Russia Investigations This week the Inspector General’s report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation (“matter,” if you are...

 

This Father's Day, look to the children and help guide them

I have to admit that I was not very interested in holding babies (or anything else to do with them) for the first seven years of our marriage. Maybe because I thought they were pretty fragile and mess...

 

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