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Klickitat County seniors deserve better

The rising cost of prescription drugs is forcing seniors and other patients to take drastic measures in Southwest Washington. It’s not uncommon for me to hear from folks who are skipping doses,...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Prosecutor not doing his job Something has to change. The 2019-2020 school year has been an especially violent one with fights occurring in the schools more and more regularly. Some may remember a...

 

A fresh twist on a separate state

A Seattle columnist is metaphorically calling for creation of the state of “King.” He has revived an old idea, that King County secede from Washington. Hey, King County, you’ve got my vote for...

 

Letters from the Community

We need the levy Our Grange was privileged to listen to Goldendale School District Superintendent Dr. Ellen Perconti, Business Manager Dean Schlenker, and President of the school board Darren Hoffman...

 

Kindness is what we need in this new year

We’ve welcomed a brand-new decade, chosen those new calendars, made the list of resolutions or goals for this year, starting, as always with high hopes and dreams of making life better. You might...

 

Letters from the Community

Board and superintendent are caving The Goldendale school bureaucracy could place students and parents under the big guns of the sexual identity lobby. That it will be imposed by officials whose...

 

Lawmakers want to hide dates of birth

The Washington State Legislature once again is attempting to make government records more obscure, this time by trying to shield public employee birthdates from disclosure with the introduction of HB...

 

Letters from the Community

Rhymes with 'views' I decided that my new year called for a new financial budget and thought to start by cutting my then-current bundle of internet, TV, and phone service. An advertisement in the...

 

Lawmakers are subject to records requests

In 1869, the Daily Cleveland Herald quoted lawyer John Godfrey Saxe as saying, “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” That saying, or variants...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Why won't they take a stand? The Goldendale school bureaucracy will place students and parents under the big guns of the sexual identity lobby. That it will be imposed by officials whose supposed...

 

What to Do When Medicare Tells You No

Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about appealing Medicare when they won’t pay for something that they covered in the past? Rejected Rhonda Dear Rhonda, If you disagree with a coverage or payment...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Gone too soon MB Condon passed suddenly in a tragic accident on Bickleton Highway on December 13th. She left behind her dear husband, but also many friends within our Goldendale community. I grieve...

 

Protecting our moms is an important policy

As a young mom and a lawmaker, I often consider the intersection of public policy and family health. It’s this experience that has spurred me to work hard on policy focused on improving health care...

 

Letters to the Community

Right cause, wrong reasons In the Dec. 18 Sentinel Delmer Eldred is outraged that 53 percent of Washington State voters who voted in favor of I-976 have had their beloved initiative placed on hold,...

 

Come to the LCC meeting

I apologize for any mix up there might be about the photos of your children with Santa. The plans were changed after my message about picking them up at the school. Those of you who haven’t picked...

 

Here's what's going on down on 'the farm'

It’s been an exciting couple months at “the farm,” as those who reside or work there refer to it. The huge power surge that knocked out not only the entertainment items in the Activity Center, b...

 

Letters from the Community

Animals run the zoo Well, ain’t this just a fine how-do-ya-do! The counties that voted against I-976 are suing the counties that voted for it, and those counties are paying the majority of the cost...

 

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