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After watching 15 votes to elect Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker, with near fights and obscenities flying, the “clown car” crashed. Apparently, Jan. 6 is the date the Republicans … more
My question concerning the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program: Why haven’t all possible transit alternatives been reviewed by the IBR staff? Just one mile away from the I-5 Bridge, railroad … more
In a 1951 science fiction film, and subsequent 2008 remake, Klaatu comes to Earth to warn its people to stop their violent tendencies or face serious consequences. As a child, I was pretty sure the … more
Each regular session of our state Legislature begins on the second Monday of January. Traditionally, the Senate and the House of Representatives meet in a joint session early on, so … more
From the gently rippling surface of Yale Lake in the north to the Interstate 205-rumbling neighborhoods of its southernmost tip, the Battle Ground school district is a spectacularly beautiful and … more
Do you know which river holds the Washington state record for the largest steelhead ever caught?  The champion is Clark County’s very own East Fork Lewis River. Caught in 1980 and … more
It is time to change the way things are done in our nation’s capital — the “other Washington.” The year-end Christmas dash to pass a $1.7 trillion spending monstrosity is … more
The new year begins during a time of uncertainty and anxiety about the state of the economy, both nationally and at the state level. Inflation has been rising at worrying rates for the last year, … more
I’m writing in response to Mr. Bruce McClay’s letter to the editor in regards to the childishness of some Republican’s responses to the outcome of elections. While I won’t … more
The Reflector’s Dec. 19 article titled “Interstate 5 bridge replacement expected to cost $6 billion” only told part of the story. This continues to be nothing more than a light rail … more
Tribes have traveled a long road and back again to improve water quality standards and protect the health of everyone who eats salmon and shellfish in the state of Washington.  In November, … more
The beginning of a new year is a fresh start and a chance to make the most of the opportunities that come our way. January is Mental Wellness Month and has been designated to recognize the importance … more
‘Tis Christmas season again, the most celebrated birthday in world history and reasonably the most important. God, the eternal “I am,” born in human flesh to endure our world 33 … more
The geniuses in Olympia are at it again. They have been very quiet lately. Merry Christmas — come Jan. 1, you will be paying between 40 to 50 cents a gallon additional sales tax on your fuel. … more
The holiday season is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving lost loved ones. Evergreen wreaths placed on veterans’ graves across America help to ease that pain. More than 2.5 … more
Republicans are having an identity crisis.  How else are we to explain Republicans voting for gun control laws that will have no effect on crime, or an expensive boondoggle of an … more
To all you bridge deniers, look what you did. You made the cost of replacement go through the lid. Just what we all needed, suffering more from inflation, while the I-5 Bridge continues … more
After 13 years of keeping chickens I’m still gobsmacked when I see feathers everywhere and the birds invariably choose the coldest months to get going.  I keep in mind they’ll be … more
Washington is fortunate to be a state filled with strong, resilient and innovative employers. We were reminded of that last month during the annual Association of Washington Business (AWB) awards … more
I would like to make some comments in response to Julie McDonald’s commentary in the Nov. 18 edition of The Reflector. The letter is divided into four sections. I’m going to comment on … more
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