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 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 19, 2017 

The Racism pot in town has been stirred

Our editorial in last week’s Sentinel, about an African American pastor at a local church who felt forced to leave Goldendale because of intense... Full story

 By LeRoy Schoot    Opinion    July 19, 2017 

Where do we turn?

The editor of The Sentinel is correct in naming the abuse piled on a black female clergy recently. There is much for us to learn from this sad and deplorable situation. Discrimination against those... Full story


I thought Goldendale was better

I was born and raised in the Goldendale area but have never been ashamed of Goldendale until now. I cannot believe what I read in this week’s paper about what happened to the Pastor of the United... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Goldendale racism drives out pastor

This column is getting a little ahead of a story we’re actually still working on, but we have enough information in hand to state one hard, extremel...


Great experience at KVH

I just want to say that the hospital in Goldendale is number one in my opinion. My husband and I both had occasion to visit your ER within this past week. The service we received was exemplary. The... Full story

 By Randy Young    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Knew it from the first

I knew Donald Trump would be our next president the first time I heard him speak. Of this I had no doubt, and I said it all along! I accepted this as a simple fact of life that could not be denied. I... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    June 21, 2017

How to Hire a Home Helper

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire a personal assistant/home helper for my mom to assist with some simple household chores like housekeeping, errand running, driving her to the doctor, and... Full story

 By S. Kearns    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Please have some courtesy

Though I did not grow up here in Klickitat County, I did grow up in an area very similar to this, and hence part of the reason I ultimately decided to settle here. The majority of folks I have... Full story

 By Norm Luther    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Why we went Independent

James Comey originally identified as a Republican. He first gained public acclaim for his integrity while temporarily Acting Attorney General under John Ashcroft in 2004: Comey rushed to Ashcroft’s... Full story


County cannot have second-class status

Dwindling health insurance options in the individual market have been a troubling trend under Obamacare in rural communities like Klickitat County. Last week, Washington State Insurance Commissioner M... Full story

 By MB Condon    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Chamber too cozy on Nestle

On May 23, 2017, a group of 25 Goldendale citizens who are concerned about the lack of information and transparency regarding the hypothetical Nestlé water bottling plant submitted a Public Records... Full story


Home With Heroes was great

I would like to share with the readers our volunteer experience last Memorial weekend—the Home With Heroes featured annual 5K run and gun shoot. The weather was hot but beautiful for this day of... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Work while retired can affect SS benefits

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m considering retiring later this year and starting my Social Security benefits, but would also like to work part time. Will this affect my benefits, and if so, how much? Ready...


Please give back my cross

I went over to the cemetery today (May 27) and saw that the cross, the flag, and the flowers I had put at my husband’s grave were all gone. I talked to the man from the Legion about it and he... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Can I Inherit My Parent's Debt?

Dear Savvy Senior, What happens to a person’s debt after they die? My mother has taken on a lot of medical and credit card over the past few years and I’m worried that my brother and I will be...

 By Wallace Haupt    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Why the discomfort?

When I bring up the subject of the homeless, the first thing I usually hear are objections. And I’m not sure why. When people want something and believe in the basic worth and good of it, they... Full story

 By Jessica Bieker    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Where have all the Letters gone?

I have to wonder if the lack of letters to the editor is because we can all post on sites now sharing our ideas, thoughts, and beefs we may have. We also get our news really fast from those sites... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Editor's note

Editor’s note: And yet here you are still checking the Letters section of your local newspaper—as do many others. Fantasies about the doom or... Full story


Prayers for the Hanford collapse

All affected by the cave in of the tunnel at the Purex facility in Hanford Site are in our thoughts and prayers. Washington, please pray the little prayer at every day, and for... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Rebooting the project: GPAC is back on track

It’s been an annoying thing to hear: “So what’s going on with the performing arts center you were working on?” For the past several months, I...

 By Sandra DeMent    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Medicare: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

From Republican President Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 to 1965, a parade of U.S. presidents worked to create a national health insurance program. When Democratic President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Inventing injury and turning it into 'creative' writing

Last week The Sentinel was threatened with a libel law suit and told it was heartless and even cruel. Fingers wagged, tongues lashed, maybe even... Full story

 By Lorrie DeKay    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Klcikitat County support is great but from elsewhere questionable

Once again, the Columbia River Gorge Commission is fighting for funding to do its job. After 30 years of protecting the largest and most beautiful National Scenic Area in the United States, it is no... Full story

 By Norm Luther    Opinion    May 3, 2017

They're starting to cave

Following ex-President Obama’s 2008 election, a Canadian relative sent congratulations, adding, “I didn’t think the US was ready for a black president.” Unfortunately, she was probably right....


Social Security: Funding crisis? Or doing just fine?

What we call Social Security is actually three federal programs that serve retired seniors; widows and widowers (and minor children); and the permanently disabled, together known as Old-Age,... Full story


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