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Mr. Brunell writes about Poland’s record growing economy since breaking free from the Soviet Union domination in 1989 and adopting a free enterprise system. Mr. Brunell neglects to mention that … more
It seems many seniors in the state of Washington seem to be getting a visit from the Grinch this year. Seniors on fixed incomes are being hurt more by our current administration’s policies, as … more
‘Tis the season when we take stock of our lives and wonder if we are better off.  It prompts memories of “Christmases past” and wonderment about “Christmases … more
Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works, however, once water goes down stream, it is gone.  What if we could recycle it in key parts of the Columbia River system allowing us to … more
A recent study by the University of Washington has shown that Seattle’s $15 minimum wage “did little to offset widening inequality.” This conclusion matches the research done across … more
For my own mental health, I have cut back on watching network news for a good while now, limiting myself to just a few minutes each day to catch the headlines. I can say without hesitation it was a … more
Don Brunell’s opinion piece “Ban Inslee’s Natural Gas Ban” is a distorted, meandering argument that largely focuses on issues unaffected by Senate Bill 1084. Brunell ignores … more
When will the Washington State Department of Transportation improve safety just south of the milepost 21 onramp at Woodland? In the past 24 years of living on Horseshoe Lake, we have witnessed dozens … more
To “Build Back America” people must return to work. In a U.S. Chamber of Commerce poll released in early December, the findings spell trouble for America’s employers whether they … more
I would like to bring to light a safety concern that I have recently observed many times in the last few weeks. I have noticed a number of vehicles being driven after dark on the highway and on our … more
Recently, The Reflector ran an opinion article with statements which I find incorrect or misleading. For example, in regards to Senate Bill 1084, the opinion piece states “Prohibiting natural … more
Throughout Washington, the leaders of local chambers of commerce are busy delivering bags of toys to rural fire departments, enabling the firefighters to play Santa Claus for the children who live in … more
Patriotism is seemingly everywhere these days. We closely associate the U.S. flag with patriotism. Does this mean that everywhere the flag is waved today that we find patriots? We often read words … more
Recently, a letter supporting the reelection of Congresswoman Jamie Herrera-Beutler was published claiming that Joe Kent, as a freshman congressman, would be powerless to effect change. This is … more
In a recent issue of The Reflector, Richard Hauser disagreed with my letter from a previous edition in my support of Joe Kent for Congress. While he did give examples of Alexandria … more
Remember the television ad where the auto mechanic looks viewers straight in the eye and says: “You can pay me now or pay me later.” The message: if you change your car’s oil and … more
We see them all around us this time of year, reminders to “be thankful.”  Do we really have anything to be thankful for?  We can certainly find a lot to not be thankful … more
It’s no surprise to longtime readers of this column that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s not because of the food, although I love turkey as much as the next guy. (White meat, … more
In 1992 two sisters, Virginia Durkee Richards and Dorothy Durkee Harris, gifted to Clark County the farm they inherited from their father, R.S. Durkee. The gift deed specified that the property would … more
Are political leaders trying to change our nation? Despite all the blood that has been shed for generations to defend the liberty enshrined in our Constitution, many of those occupying the … more
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