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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...

 

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...

 

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