Klickitat Valley Health apparently will not take “no” for an answer. For the fourth time in four years, KVH is asking property owners to pay for a hospital expansion that many voters keep saying they do not want. The only difference that we can see between this time and last is that the asking price has gone back up to the original $19.3 million, no doubt due to inflation.

Speaking of inflation, is this not the absolute worst time to be asking us for money? Not many Klickitat County property owners are wealthy. Only property owners will be paying the 19.3 million over the next 25 years.