Opinion

County begins a year of change

In November 2014, Clark County voters approved changing the form of government to a home rule charter. It was a move that came after several years of controversial decisions, opinions and actions by the jurisdiction’s elected leaders. That, coupled with a growing and changing county landscape, indicated clearly that citizens felt change was needed.

Counting our blessings

It’s that time of year when we count our blessings. In America, they are abundant, especially this year.

What were the top stories of 2014?

2014 is quickly coming to a close, and as this happens we look back at the ups and downs, the triumphs and tragedies, the accomplishments and accolades of the past 52 weeks.

Tis the season to be distracted

This is the time of year where I try to remain happy while dealing through the hectic holiday activities. Many of you, like me, try to slow down enough to enjoy the moment and count our blessings. Still, many try to hurry through what is needed to be done.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 16, 2014

City councils should oppose oil terminal An Oregonian reporter did a ride-along with an oil train inspector and wrote that when the Oregon state inspector got close to the tank car, he heard hissing.

Live local, shop local

Many businesses — both large and small — rely heavily on a strong holiday shopping season to bring in a significant chunk of their annual income. According to most experts, while the economy continues to improve, consumers are still spending their hard earned dollars cautiously.

Not just one day, but a lasting commitment

Let me first state the obvious. Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.

Voter education will be key factor in bond effort

The general obligation capital bond currently being proposed by the Washougal School District is far from a minor endeavor.

‘Tis the season of easy opportunities for health and health coverage

November is in full swing and the holidays are fast approaching. Take a moment right now to think about YOU and consider some basic opportunities to care for your health - making sure your health coverage is the best it can be for 2015.

Celebrations of community

Camas and Washougal are kicking off December with a veritable winter blast of holiday cheer.