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 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...

 

Letters From the Community

Look more closely Want a better perspective on Carolyn Long? There's no better place to look than the Clark County Republican Party website (ClarkRepublicans.org), exposing Long’s close ties to...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Farewell, Vicki, and thanks for all you gave to The Sentinel

This cancer thing is totally out of hand. Is there a person on the planet who doesn’t know someone who has died from or struggled with cancer?...

 

Letters from the Community

Well Done I would like to commend everyone who was involved in the recently completed Columbus Avenue repaving project. I usually walk that stretch of street several times a week. All of the workers...

 

EMS District looks ahead to meet needs and pull together

We want to thank all the responders who come to your need and supply Emergency Medical Services. This might be a deputy driving across the county at 3 a.m. or a volunteer firefighter who leaves a...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Vote for the real world Far from the national political scene of fake news and lies is a more real world. This world involves commitment, perseverance, challenge, sacrifice and, above all, truth....

 

The price tag on temptation is much too expensive

The other evening I was watching TV when I was overwhelmed with a desire for a Dairy Queen Turtle Blizzard. Well, I’m on a perpetual diet, and I got into an argument with myself. (I find myself doin...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

She gets my vote What do you want in a state legislator? “Someone like me,” you think. But for Legislative District 14, comprising Skamania, Klickitat and Yakima, that’s an impossible order...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    May 16, 2018

What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages for retirees? My wife and I are contemplating getting one but want to make sure we know what we’re getting into. Running Short Dear...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

He's the one Chris Corry, candidate for 14th District State Representative (Seat 1), is a breath of fresh air in our political process. Based upon my extensive experience in community affairs in our...

 

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