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The first order of business as Washington’s Legislature convenes in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who … more
We, the Ridgefield community, need to resolve some difficult questions about our schools, but we can certainly agree that we need classrooms for all of the kids in the district. The district has … more
In February, voters will be asked to approve a bond that will provide much needed classrooms in Ridgefield. Ridgefield is a wonderful community and has a long history of supporting its schools. … more
Dear Rep. Herrera Beutler, Can you explain to me why the only  Republican attendees at the Jan. 6 commemoration were Liz Cheney and her father? Why would any member of Congress refuse to … more
I am a Hockinson parent with two children currently attending Hockinson schools. There are many reasons I will be voting yes on the upcoming replacement levy on Feb. 8, but there is one reason in … more
I read Don Brunell’s column in the Dec. 17 edition of The Reflector in which he wrote about the virtues of “pumped storage electricity.” He said it could benefit many people and … more
After two years of COVID-19, many Washington families and small businesses could use a break. Fortunately, the Washington Legislature has the means to help. State lawmakers have more than $8.6 … more
Individuals worked into an emotional frenzy rarely think clearly. They usually cannot see beyond the lies they have been fed to accept the truth. The science and truth that could keep them healthy in … more
I have lived and worked in Clark County for 43-plus years, have kids in school, and have a construction business with around 20 employees. These last few years have been bad. Since the COVID-19 … more
We founded the Citizens for Hockinson Schools organization in 2021 to support the schools, and more importantly, it is dedicated to the success of students. Our first goal is to educate the … more
Ridgefield has a bond on next month’s ballot. As a community we have grown exponentially fast in recent years. With so much growth comes the need for additional schools. Our only way to get … more
How many of you reading have a Hockinson address? I don’t. My mailing address is Brush Prairie. I’m betting yours is too, or Vancouver, or Battle Ground. Hockinson, as a city, legally … more
Wrestling in Clark County is on a precipice. Over four weeks ago, Dec. 4 was a weekend of hope that our youth’s wrestling was finally getting back to normal. The youth of our county had been … more
I am so disappointed in Gary Medvigy’s performance at the Clark County Board of Health meeting on Dec. 21 when he did not speak out against Clark County Public Health Director Alan Melnick and … more
I have known Judge Darvin Zimmerman for over 40 years, beginning in 1978 when we were Clark County deputy prosecutors. During this time, I have never observed him to make any sort of racist comment … more
After two years of COVID-19, many Washington families and small businesses could use a break. Fortunately, the Washington Legislature has the means to help. State lawmakers have more than $8.6 … more
When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well.   It is one of the world’s two largest auto and truck manufacturers — twice the size of … more
Two songs came to mind as I thought about the isolation we have all experienced in the last almost two years. One is the Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” and the other is “Here” … more
Jaime Herrera Beutler frequently emails constituents to “survey” our opinions. In doing so, she uses obviously loaded and imprecise terminology which does not enhance genuine policy … more
The Alliance for Community Engagement sent a letter to The Reflector, which was printed on Dec. 15, regarding Don Brunell’s editorial “Build America Back” in which he made the case … more
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