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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...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    June 12, 2019

Thrifty Travel: How Retirees Can Find Cheap Travel Accommodations

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good websites for finding cheaper travel accommodations? My husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget so much that we can’t afford to g...

 

Letters from the community

Out of Control What we have is an out of control legislature running rough shod over the state. The McCleary Decision was nothing more than a scheme to take the operating money from the schools, so...

 

The Seasons of Life: Following the Master Builder

Life is lived out from the cradle to the grave in the various “seasons.” When I think of the word season, I often think of how King Solomon, the ancient King of Israel penned this concept in the...

 

Letters from the Community

God Gave man free will A herd of lemmings is ignorant their actions will cause their own demise. Fortunately, unlike lemmings, climate deniers have a choice: either continue to be willfully ignorant...

 

Tell the 'employees' to get their hands out of your wallet

At work and at home, we all have to make ends meet. We look at how much money we have and decide what we can afford. If our bank accounts are low, we hold off spending, ask for a raise or save money....

 

Letters from the Community

God won’t let it happen The trouble with the ones who are trying to sell climate change is all the inconsistency in their science. Before they used the term climate change, there was cooling; we wer...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    May 22, 2019

The long-term benefit many veterans are missing out on

Dear Savvy Senior, I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father – who served in the army nearly...

 

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