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It's time to celebrate two seasons in one

Happy Holy-days! Not long ago I heard someone quite adamant proclaim that folks should stop saying Happy Holidays. We need to keep Christ in Christmas, I was told. This is true! I have never had an is...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Standing by her I appreciate your concern in clarifying some misperceptions that have affected LeAndra Kessinger’s life and reputation in last week’s issue of The Sentinel. As your article...

 

Letters From The Community

Why wasn't more done? Last Thursday, Nov. 21, our Goldendale schools were sent into a lockdown over a social media post made by a parent, and citizen of Goldendale, LeAndra Kessinger, in which she...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    December 4, 2019

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors are Plentiful

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any resources that provide free or low-cost legal services to seniors? I’m 68 and need some professional legal assistance but have limited funds. Need Help Dear...

 

If anything needs voter outrage, this is it

The Washington Bankers Association has taken the mantle on an issue all state taxpayers should be outraged over—the Legislature’s use of title-only bills. In the waning days of the 2019...

 

Letters From The Community

Let them pay Every time we get a northwest wind, Seattle gets a little closer. Whatever Seattle wants, the rest of the State has to pay for. Sound Transit goes head over heels in debt on the...

 

Working for you, please speak so I can hear you

Whether you’re a commercial fisherman on the coast or a farmer living in the shadow of Mt. Adams—I work for you. Taking your voice to Congress is not only important, it’s the only way to...

 

Letters From the Community

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...

 

Letter from the Community

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...

 

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