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My parents, Ken and Charlene Morrison, moved to Goldendale over 20 years ago. They built their dream home in Goldendale and became fully entrenched...


Domestic violence has many victims

Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) is often a time where communities come together to mourn, honor, and speak out about lives lost due to domestic violence. Domestic Violence (DV) affects all...


Letters From the Community

Make the right chioice Avoid burdening your school district with the self-importance of Mr. Leon and vote instead for Jeri Ruefer-Hore for Wishram Sch...


How to search for forgotten 401(k) money to prior employer

Dear Savvy Senior, How do I find an old 401(k) that I think I contributed money to at a former employer? Approaching Retirement Dear Approaching, If you think you may have lost track of a 401(k) retir...


City's code enforcement is a total mess

"Welcome to Goldendale!" Well, it actually didn't say that; it said instead, "You owe the City of Goldendale $25 for parking your unattached trailer...


Top New Cars for Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I are both in our late sixties and are looking to buy a new car. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us evaluate and choose a good car for older drivers?...


Letters from the community

Re: "Keep DACA Alive" by Sasha Bentley of White Salmon-this is the real story about DACA. When Obama issued his Executive Order concerning DACA, even...



Fifty-eight thousand three hundred, Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of the dead, Little, white letters on a long, black wall. All gave a little,... Full story


Being the Village Gossip is bad for business

Years ago, when I was at The Washington Times in D.C., we did an interesting story on the National Enquirer. A spokesperson for that publication told...


Watching for word on a creeping terror

I spent the weekend as a vegetable… sort of. Not quite a couch potato—that moniker is usually associated with a television, on which a human is fixated, blaring non-stop while their posterior is...



The flowers are great So often in life we as people fail to appreciate the little things in life—like the flowers here in town. Many thanks to Ty Ross for all the hard work and funds that it took...


Fencing for fun and profit in the county

This is the second part of Sandra DeMent’s commentary on the bureaucratic and logistical mayhem she encountered erecting a fence around her property in Klickitat County. By late March the snow melte...



Time to extend popular Medicare In 2009 all Republican and two Democratic senators killed the Affordable Care Act's proposed "public option" that like...


The fun of fencing in Klickitat County

It was only a fence. How hard could it be? True, it had to run around three sides of a 40 acre parcel, and it had to cross an old gravel road and a creek twice, but I was sure I could get it done. My... Full story

 By Ken Margraf    Opinion    August 30, 2017

Bank's practice is deceptive

I recently received an updated “Terms for Business and Deposit Account Agreement” from Columbia Bank. I am not in the habit of reading the fine print but for some reason this time I did. I came... Full story

 By Ken McKune    Opinion    August 30, 2017

Burn-out has got to go

The Festival of Wheels gave it another try this year. It seems the attendance has dwindled to much lower levels than when the event was new, 10 years ago. There are a lot of competing car shows this... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 23, 2017

Cell phone plans that are easy on the wallet

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in downsizing my smartphone wireless plan, and am looking for the best low cost options. I use my phone primarily for talking and texting, but also need some... Full story


Bigotry in any form unacceptable

We, the Klickitat County Democrats Board, condemn any act of racism, white supremacy and/or bigotry, and any false equivalence to those speaking out against such threats. The current administration... Full story


Wild rumors abound about the eclipse

So the eclipse is almost upon us. From all indications, the totality during an eclipse really is quite an extraordinary, and very rare, thing to see.... Full story


Follow the stars

My husband and I are part of the revived group called Town Pride (TP), which joined together about three years ago to help beautify Goldendale. This is not to be confused with the new Golden Pride.... Full story


Meeting was very useful

Thanks to all the people who attended the program, “Social Security: Today and Tomorrow”. Shane Banbeater, manager of The Dalles Social Security Office and Tim Burns, representing Puget Sound... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Finding help for seniors on opioids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the... Full story


Get a grip, people

The hot topic of the month seems to be all about the upcoming eclipse. To me it is just a time when the day will slowly go dark for a few minutes and then slowly go back to the norm. I lived through... Full story


Legislation pending on Social Security

Sort of. In early July the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration released a list of dozens of letters and memos prepared at the requests of Congressmen and Senators that, as he put it,... Full story


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