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How seniors can remain safe drivers as they age

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips or resources can you recommend to help elderly seniors extend their driving years? My dad, who’s 82, is still a decent driver, but I worry about his safety going forward...

 

Letters from the Community

It should go viral Last week’s paper contained a few items I would like to comment on. First, the letter by Marc Boardman was so well written and so erudite that it should go viral all over the...

 

It's finally time to establish the new state of Liberty

This is in response to Mr. Yoesle’s editorial entitled, “Looked what was missed back in civics class.” We folks who feel unrepresented on the issues that matter to us feel that way because we...

 

Letters from the Community

Here's the big deal People may ask, “what’s the big deal?” After all, the people of the state already approved I-1639 with 59 percent of the vote. The big deal is that the people cannot vote...

 

Time to revisit the meaning of love this Valentine's Day

February has arrived and with it comes the many reminders about love. There will be numerous commercials on the radio and television, full color ads that arrive in your mailbox, and gentle (and maybe...

 

Letters from the Community

Why should it apply here? Gun violence is a serious issue in our country. There is no simple solution to counter this epidemic, but there are some commonsense steps that can be tried that do not viola...

 

Looked what was missed back in Civics class

Well, it looks like Republican State Representative Matt Shea and some of my like-minded neighbors want to secede eastern Washington from the west side and form “Liberty State.” This is based on...

 

Letters from the Community

RIP, Archie Thank you so much for sharing the heartwarming story about Archie the cat in The Sentinel. I’m very sorry about his passing. The people who loved him and especially you, Mrs. Shuey,...

 

The sheriff is on solid legal ground on I-1639

“I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and, if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the...

 

Letters from the Community

A great resolution Are you belatedly searching for a New Year resolution but aren’t exactly sure what you should resolve to do? Do you love children and think they deserve to be cared for in a safe...

 

Here is what your support of he EMS levy does

It's time for an update on what is happening with your Emergency Medical Services First, the entire EMS Team including the EMS board members, all of the paramedics and EMTs who staff your ambulances,...

 

Letters from the Community

Get control of these animals There are two Lab dogs that are running around our streets, I have a 14-year-old Siamese and a couple of other cats that these dogs are chasing. My 14-year-old, Blue, is...

 

Give Centerville teachers what they deserve

Many of you may have heard that teachers in the state of Washington have been negotiating with their local school boards and administration officials...

 

Letters from the Community

Why the hate? The recent letter written by a fellow from Spokane was so vitriolic that it could be a nice example of Trump Derangement Syndrome. It makes me sad to think so many people get their news...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    January 9, 2019

What You Should Know About Your Aging Parents Finances

Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parent’s financial situation or their wishes if something happens to them. When mom broke her hip last year, it got me...

 

Letters from the Community

Knock it off The year that I built my Wahkiacus retirement home at the edge of a remote and lovely forest, I was surprised to find the guts of a deer decorated with McDonalds cups, 22 tires dumped in...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    January 2, 2019

How much will you pay for Medicare in the new year

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there will be a small 2.8 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? What will our Medicare Part B monthly premiums and...

 

Letters from the Community

Waiting Forever on the Last Mile Let me begin with this: Klickitat County is a great place to live. The nearly 50 years that I’ve lived in the Valley of the little Klickitat have been rewarding in...

 

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