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We received the notice of a huge development going in behind and to the north of us (from North Parkway Avenue) with access from now dead-end streets ninth, 10th and 12th, thus adding even more … more
I am writing this more so to share experience of a regular issue in my life and the lives of others: Mental health and its connection to substance abuse.As an individual with a history of alcohol … more
Ridgefield has a stark choice for the school director District 5 seat. Zenia Bringhurst is the area vice president for corporate accounts for Boston Scientific with a degree in biochemistry. She is a … more
With everything that is going on in our country, most of us are feeling frustrated. When the ballot shows up in the mail, our first instinct may be to use our vote to let someone know just how much … more
Do you want to be famous? Impact people? Improve your community? You have an optimum opportunity coming up Nov. 2. I have been privileged to teach music to thousands of students here over the years … more
Thumbing through the voters’ pamphlet is a monumental task. Very little is known about topics and candidates, yet we all want to do the right thing. The county charter is up for grabs this … more
When in our democracy did it become acceptable for school board candidates to threaten, intimidate and harass incumbents? In Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Camas, and Washougal, we have been blessed with … more
People who serve on school boards are non-partisan, unpaid public servants. They support our children in getting an education that will prepare them for life. That education should teach them how to … more
The Battle Ground Public Schools replacement levy “Know The Facts” mailer bearing only those facts which the district chooses to share, arrived in mailboxes more than a week ago. Aside … more
Battle Ground has an easy choice when it comes to the election for city council position 1.On one hand, we have Troy McCoy. Troy has lived in Battle Ground for almost two decades. Him and his wife, a … more
In my dual roles as a teacher at River HomeLink in Battle Ground Public Schools (BGPS) and the father of two young children who will attend BGPS in the near future, I urge voters to vote yes on the … more
Unless you’ve been living blissfully under a rock, odds are you’re fully aware of the rising tensions all around us. There may be ongoing debate about whether global warming is man-made, … more
Our Battle Ground is in dire need of sensible leadership. Partisan politics are creating wedges in every aspect of our lives and our town is certainly not immune. Every choice we make in our lives … more
I am writing this letter in support of the upcoming levy in the Battle Ground Public Schools. I have been a student, parent, educator and community member in this district for many years. I always … more
I am asking all readers to vote yes on the upcoming Battle Ground Public Schools levy. This levy is for one purpose and one purpose only: to continue to support the students of Battle Ground. … more
North Clark County voters, you will see on your ballot several proposed amendments to the Clark County Home Rule Charter. Please take time to research and vote on all of these measures. The charter … more
When thinking about a candidate running for office, one of the first questions I have is about their qualifications for the job. My vote will go for the most qualified candidate as that person will … more
I’m writing today to express my strong support for Troy McCoy for Battle Ground City Council. I’ve been really impressed with Troy’s straight-forward, common sense leadership on the … more
Battle Ground, at 70 years old, has gone from being a small town to a formidable city and is now well positioned to address and improve our infrastructure, housing and other critical issues that … more
While the country continues dealing with this pandemic, we can’t forget about research and medical investments into other diseases like cancer. That’s why I recently took part in a … more
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