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Today, 15,000 children will die before reaching their fifth birthday.  Unfortunately, President Joe Biden does not take the lives of these children and others who still lack access to … more
Has anyone been to Horseshoe Lake Park lately? My wife and I stop there every day to watch the ducks, fishermen, and my wife walks around the lawn a couple of times as well. We love watching the kids … more
The news that President Joe Biden plans to resume leasing of federal land for oil exploration may be good five years from now, but that action alone won’t bring down record gas prices at the … more
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and child abuse and neglect cost our nation $220 million every day in investigations, foster care placements, medical and mental … more
The Ridgefield School District’s test scores are a sad state of affairs based on 2021 OSPI data. Only 62% of students met state standards in English and science and a dismal 40% met the … more
I am reaching out to Ridgefield voters to ask for their support of the school bond measure on the April 26 ballot. Whether you have children in the Ridgefield School District or not, this is a … more
Although the front page article in the March 28, 2022 edition (Battle Ground Council looks to annex ‘islands’ of property) contains many inaccuracies spoken by some city council members … more
Sunflowers are to Ukraine what tulips are to western Washington. During the blooming season, both are spectacular and represent the best in the people who cultivate and visit those fields. In late … more
Those alive in the World War II years, or who remember their history lessons, will recall when we were an anti-fascist country, when the whole country pulled together to defeat fascism. We rationed, … more
Why do you say, “God will protect me from COVID,” yet lock your door, wear a seatbelt, and own a gun?  Why do you argue for personal choice in mask wearing and vaccination, yet … more
Bruce McClay’s letter to the editor on April 6 is another example of a liberal distortion of the facts. Also Mr. McClay didn’t even defend the higher gas prices, inflation, the failure of … more
The day after our windstorm where tree limbs and other debris were blown down and strewn about, Battle Ground city work crews were busily cleaning up and making streets and sidewalks safer. In one … more
Ridgefield voters rejected the last school bond that was presented in February. Now, here we are again, two months later, with essentially the same school bond being presented once again. Is our … more
With COVID-19 vaccines widely dispensed and masking requirements mostly lifted, will “work from home” end? Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic … more
I want to thank the Clark County Fire District 5 Board of Fire Commissioners for placing a fire levy lid lift on the August ballot. My family lives in the district and I’m also a firefighter … more
I am a resident of Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District. This is a critical voting year for our district and our state. Brent Hennrich is the Democrat running to replace Jaime … more
James Kissee’s letter in The Reflector on March 23 is another example of twisted facts and outright lies to fit a political agenda. One example (and only one): He says that crime is out of … more
I am deaf, and I am blind, but not of the physical kind. Heal me Lord, this Lenten season, because a loving God is the reason.  We walk in prayer as a child of God. He loves us, though we … more
While I’m excited to see Battle Ground bustling with construction and economic activity, I am less pleased with the constant interruptions to traffic on Main Street. Every week it seems that a … more
It didn’t start with gas chambers. It started with one party controlling the media. It started with one party controlling the message. One party deciding what is true. One party … more
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