Public needs to become educated on McCleary decision

'The Washington Constitution imposes only one "paramount duty" upon the State: "to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders,…

A plea to change our mental health system

Another school shooting frays our communal nerves. While tragedies involving violence grab the public's attention, there is a quieter story that plays out in homes across the nation. Frequently, and out of public view, families watch as loved ones deteriorate before their eyes, spiraling deeper into delusion and dysfunction. As they lurch from crisis to crisis, family and friends are helpless to intervene; frustrated by a system that gives them few options.

Letter to the Editor for Oct. 6, 2015

Why write in Liz Pike for County Council chair?

General election jump start

To date, the local election season has been rather low-key.

Making ‘Sunshine Week’ every week

The Tenth "Sunshine Week" ended about six month ago, on March 21. This annual celebration of open government was created by the American Society of News Editors with a grant from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. Now co-sponsored by ASNE and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Sunshine Week is intended to highlight the importance of open government around the country. All indications pointed to the fact that this year's Sunshine Week was one of the best yet. In Washington, DC and throughout the country, people found new and innovative ways to make people think about transparency (my personal favorite was the brewing of "Sunshine Wheat" beer - the first beer of Sunshine Week).

Keeping the lake clean

Camas residents may have noticed that Lacamas Lake is looking a little bit different recently.

Child’s curiosity sparks ‘Law Enforcement Appreciation Day’

A child's curiosity is a magical thing.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 22, 2015

Marijuana sales in Camas are unwelcome

Honoring the community’s ‘Legendary Teachers’

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

Keep school bus safety laws in mind

Several years ago, the Post-Record ran a letter to the editor from a Washougal resident who recounted a traumatic childhood experience involving a serious collision between a child and a vehicle. The driver behind the wheel did not obey laws aimed at protecting youngsters as they board and disembark from the school bus.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 8, 2015

Anti-Nestle crowd shows its true colors