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Guest column: Washington needs trade for economic growth

As lawmakers in Washington D.C. deliberate the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, Washington has an opportunity to reflect on the …

May 30, 2015 12:30 am(4)

Guest Column: Honoring service and sacrifice

On May 8, I again had the honor of helping Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson present the state’s highest law …

May 17, 2015 12:25 am(0)

Guest Column: Cities need their fair share of marijuana revenue

In November 2012, the voters of Washington approved Initiative 502 (I-502), legalizing the recreational use of marijuana throughout the state.…

April 09, 2015 12:30 am(3)

Guest Column: How we're helping our homeless

Here is the rest of the Homelessness Grant story from my perspective:

February 22, 2015 12:35 am Related (1)

Guest Column: Tomfoolery at Cowlitz PUD

An article in Cowlitz PUD’s “Connected” newsletter attempts to justify their rate making process and convince us that PUD really is frugal wit…

February 15, 2015 12:35 am(1)

Guest Column: Worst-funded courts in the U.S.

In 2009, A study was made of the Cowlitz County Superior Court. Levels of funding and resources were compared to statewide averages and to oth…

November 23, 2014 12:35 am Related (2)

Guest Column: Courts work to help youth

The perception that I often hear expressed is that Washington’s Superior Courts are much like what is portrayed on television. Images of court…

November 16, 2014 1:00 am Related (1)

Guest Column: Why serving on a jury is a privilege

What do Michael Jackson, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, basketball all-star LeBron James and many of you have in common? Each has responded to…

November 09, 2014 12:35 am Related (3)

Guest Column: The ABCs of our local courts

When I flip on the television, I frequently find shows about the justice system. During the news, we hear about the latest trial that has caug…

November 02, 2014 12:40 am Related

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Guest Column: Halloween terrors

Our farm family rules for Halloween were three: 

October 31, 2014 12:45 am(0)

Guest Column: Don't reject more than a half-century of improved health

Kalama residents have experienced the benefits of fluoridated water for more than 50 years. In the November election, residents will either af…

October 26, 2014 12:40 am(12)

Guest Column: Don't sweep domestic abuse under the rug

Recently, I heard a statement that most people can name more murderers than great scientists. I am certain more people can name more murderers…

September 22, 2014 12:45 am(3)

Guest Column: Healthy teeth important foundation for children, adults

KALAMA -- I can’t think of another public health measure that evokes more intense response than fluoride.

September 14, 2014 12:40 am(5)

Guest Column: Money, health down the drain

As a Longview “lifer,” I have felt our community is a wonderful place to raise kids and participate in an unbelievably wide array of community…

September 07, 2014 12:35 am(13)

Guest Column: Stabilizing region's housing crisis

We are in the midst of a growing affordable housing crisis. In Washington, 132,000 extremely low-income people spend more than half of their i…

September 02, 2014 12:45 am(4)

Guest Column: Too many lives lost on our lakes and rivers

The Pacific Northwest is known for its natural beauty, and it’s one of the many reasons we live here. We have great recreation: skiing (both w…

August 31, 2014 12:50 am(0)

Guest Column: WDFW's wrong call on hoof rot

After my family’s unsuccessful hunting season this past fall I became curious about why there were so few elk in the woods of southwest Washin…

August 31, 2014 12:45 am(27)

Guest Column: Inslee seeks to expand Ecology's reach, authority

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement regarding Washington’s water quality standards includes a dramatic proposal that raises many red fla…

August 03, 2014 12:35 am(3)

Guest Column: Don't resort to scare tactics

Washington’s Department of Ecology recently held a public hearing to allow for public input on the options to remediate the former Reynolds Me…

July 27, 2014 12:40 am(1)

Guest Column: Pay more now or it will cost us in long run

At the recent Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) hearing on decontaminating the former Reynolds smelter site, local citizens spoke unanimo…

July 27, 2014 12:40 am(17)

Guest Column: Alcoa has proven it's trustworthy, diligent, thorough

With the draft clean-up study out for public review, the former Reynolds Longview plant remediation has reached a major milestone. This clean-…

July 27, 2014 12:40 am(0)

Guest Column: VA has been doing our vets a disservice

We owe the privilege of living in the greatest nation largely to those military veterans who have sacrificed to defend it. It is thus difficul…

July 20, 2014 12:55 am(1)

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