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 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...

 

Letters from the community

There's no denying Climate change deniers and climate scientists all agree that Earth’s temperature and CO2 levels have fluctuated over millions of years. Because of this, deniers conclude climate...

 

Lessons from mothers for the whole month of May

In my home church, we honored Mother’s Day with carnations and special awards. The mother with the most children morphed into an award for the mother with the most children at worship that Sunday....

 

Letters From the Community

The great tax hoax The Hoax Tax = Carbon Tax is not bound by the 18th Amendment of the State Constitution, so it can be used for anything. The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. In this...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Understanding Medicare's Enrollment Periods

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the different enrollment periods for Medicare? I’m planning to work past age 65 and understand Medicare offers Initial, Special and General periods in...

 

Letters from the Community

Sneaky incompetence Under the cover of darkness, Washington State lawmakers were plotting on how to stick it to the tax payer. They called it a budget session, but actually it was a tax session. The...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 1, 2019

About Integrity Literacy and the performing arts center

Talk about a performing arts center coming to Goldendale has been around for years; I know because I started it. At this moment I can’t go into...

 

Letters from the Community

That was close Good news for the rational among us. A “comprehensive sex-ed” bill, SB 5395, which was backed by extremist liberal groups like Planned Parenthood and LGBT organizations, was recentl...

 

Here's why you should be at the big meeting on May 1

Area residents interested in learning how a proposed clean energy project will provide millions of dollars to Rural 7 as well as the hospital, school, and rec districts—and possibly restart wind...

 

Letters from the Community

Are we a nation of laws? Just wondering—if the county can pick and choose what laws they “think” are unconstitutional, does that mean we can pick and choose what laws we want to obey based on...

 

A personal reflection on the meaning of Easter

It is my task as a member of the Goldendale Christian Fellowship to write our editorial for April. As a Christian Minister writing or speaking in April, it is almost always a given that we talk about...

 

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