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They’ll find a way In a matter of a few hours, two angry young men brought the majority on Americans to their knees. Now that we have dried our collective tears and had a chance to take a very deep...

 

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TDS has to stop Does the unrelenting hypocrisy from the sufferers of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) never end? Calling our president a racist is such a tired, old, patently untrue slur that it...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 7, 2019

How to Help an Aging Parent with a Hoarding Problem

My 70-year-old mother has become somewhat of a hoarder. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that it's becoming a hazard. What should I do to help...

 

Seniors need the KVH 20/20 bond and all it will bring

I serve as one of three Klickitat County members on the Advisory Council to the regional Area Agency for Aging and Disability of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), which in 2018 provided nearly $500,000...

 

Letters from the Community

We need the bond We write in favor of the proposed Replacement Bond Initiative supporting our Klickitat Valley Hospital, a primary election called BoldVision20/20. We are glad to call Goldendale our...

 

Is the hospital bond really worth the extra cost to us?

Regarding the upcoming vote on the proposed KVH hospital expansion: As property owners and payers of property taxes, we are carefully considering the cost and benefits of an expanded, upgraded KVH hos...

 

Letters From the Community

He meant it I sometimes don’t know what to say to some of what I read in the paper. But my son-in-law, who is a minister in another state, posted something on Facebook from the clergy coaching...

 

Please return your ballot for the KVH bond measure

We at the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce strongly support the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) bond measure coming up for a vote Aug. 6, and we hope you will, too. Turnout is essential in a special...

 

Letters from the Community

Thanks, Good Samaritans! Our dog Hugo, a stalwart in our home, decided to venture down Collins, across the overpass, in search of the aroma that permeates the air at the base of the crossing. Well,...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    July 10, 2019

How to hire a good in-home caretaker for elderly parents

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to locate a good in-home caregiver for my 83-year-old mother. What’s the best way to find and hire one? Looking for Care Dear Looking, Finding a good in-home caregiver for...

 

Letters from the Community

Whats the rush? Washington State’s new voter registration is plagued with problems. What’s the hurry to put it in for the primary before it has been completely tested? I really do think we are not...

 

Cherish the most important freedom of them all

I have seen the small chamber where the Second Continental Congress met early in the summer of 1776. The guide told us that the room was very warm because they kept the windows shuttered so that...

 

Letters from the Community

It was right I’m proud to live in Washington State where Gov. Jay Inslee has state agencies fly the rainbow flag for the month of June in support of LGBTQ people. I was especially glad that DSHS in...

 

Does the State have any business flying this flag?

Recently the Department of Health and Human Services facility on Columbus Avenue in Goldendale began flying the “Rainbow Flag.” This raises some questions and concerns. On Monday I visited the fac...

 

Letters from the Community

Something isn't working right Some Klickitat County property taxpayers may be paying interest that they don’t owe. I received an invoice from the Treasurer’s office after I had fully paid our...

 

Rural jobs are boosted by impact of SNAP

A recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture examines the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in rural America. Widely viewed as a program that helps combat urban...

 

Letters from the Community

They have to stop The “Title-Only Bills” loophole that the state lawmakers are using is a complete abuse of their legislative power. It’s a disregard for the state constitution Article 2...

 

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