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No, I'm not dead I am a mentally disabled senior man, and while I was enjoying myself at the senior meal, I came home to a dark, cold house, with no electricity. I called the PUD and was told my...

 

How to create an ethical will

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on ethical wills and how to make one? The attorney that made up my will recently suggested I write one as a tool to explain the intentions of my will, as...

 

Letters From the Community

Don’t make fatal choices As the use of legal marijuana increases, so does the amount of fatal car crashes. Fatal crashes involving drivers who had recently used marijuana doubled in Washington State...

 

Your money is illegally paying for political ads

To taxpayers, it’s just plain common sense. Elected officials, public employees, and supporting boards and agencies cannot use taxpayer resources to campaign for or against a candidate or office or...

 

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The decline of the republic An observant man once wrote we may never know how much misery has been visited upon America by people who fear appearing insufficiently progressive. This was over a century...

 

Time to observe October's blessings

October is a month of amazing but short-lived beauty that vanishes too fast as the earth prepares for the winter ahead. A wonderful over-abundance of blazing colors of orange, yellow, and red...

 

Letters from the Community

WAGAP’s arrogance is astonishing It was no surprise that Leslie Naramore, executive director of Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP), asked the Goldendale City Council on Oct. 21 for city money...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    October 23, 2019

How SSI can help low income seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something...

 

Letters from the Community

She's the one I received my official ballot in the mail, and there is one particular race I wanted to give my opinion on. I served as a school board member for two very stressful but very meaningful...

 

Why lower interest rates don't help retirees

Interest rates keep dropping, causing rising concern among some retirees, financial experts say. That’s because while cutting lower interest rates can stimulate the economy by making it cheaper to b...

 

Letters from the Community

Bring it back What a disappointment it is to learn of the (hopefully temporary) demise of KVGD community radio. Listening to shows like Democracy Now! afforded me the only safe opportunity to bring...

 

Let's focus on action to stop domestic violence

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. DV affects all races, cultures, ages, ge...

 

Letters from the Community

Vote against Referendum 88/ Initiative 1000 Under current state law, college admissions, state contracts, and hiring decisions treat everyone equally. However, Referendum 88/ I-1000 threatens that fai...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    October 2, 2019

How to Help Aging Parents Manage their Medications

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips or tools can you recommend that can help seniors and their caregivers keep up with medications? My 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, is supposed to take several...

 

Letters from the Community

Get yer fear ’n’ panic Fear and panic: if you can’t sell it to the adults, maybe the kids will buy it. All the misconception these alarmists are putting out about climate change, trying to...

 

Father's House part of new anti-addiction plan

There is much in the news these days about opioid addiction, and addiction in general. A recent article in the SWACH news featured Penny Andress, nurse care mgr. at KVH, who detailed our...

 

Letters from the Community

Nimble dogs or dumb cat I would like to address this to dog owners in Goldendale. I don’t have a dog. One of the reasons I don’t have a dog is I intensely dislike having to be careful where I...

 

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