Opinion

October Cheers & Jeers focuses on sexual assault issue

In this month’s Cheers and Jeers, we’re focusing on the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence, in solidarity with the #MeToo and #HimThough awareness campaigns that have dominated social media feeds over the past couple weeks.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 19, 2017

Councilor: Last thing Washougal needs is ‘David Madore protégé’

Low voter turnout neglects the ‘will of the people’

Yes vote on Washougal Prop 7 will ensure stable funding for EMS, ambulance service

Learn to heal and move forward from painful ‘unresolved stories’

An unresolved story is something in your past that you are stuck on. It could be a painful memory that comes up when you least expect it. It could be something that is halting you from moving forward in any aspect of your life. Unresolved stories are associated with pain, and result in lack of growth and positive movement in your life. Many people who have unresolved stories feel confused about why they are in that space and unable to move forward. Maybe you have everything going for you but you don’t feel like you’re getting ahead. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with sadness and you can’t figure out why you can’t move forward from it. Maybe you are constantly telling yourself you don’t deserve good things and you can’t understand where those words are coming from.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 5, 2017

Until Republicans vote for gun control, they own mass shootings

Now is exact time to talk about guns — and NRA-funded politicians

Watching politicians trip over themselves to scream, “Now is not the time to talk about (gun control, climate change)!” after we as a nation have come together to grieve the latest mass shooting or apocalyptic storm, might be funny if it weren’t so sickening.

Time to reconnect with Gorge communities

If you love the Columbia Gorge but don’t live there, you’ve probably heard me and others discourage you over the last two weeks from going out to gawk at the Eagle Creek fire and its aftermath. With firefighters and road crews hard at work, limiting traffic congestion was critical. But, we’ve turned a corner, and I’d like to ask you to consider reacquainting yourself with the place you love so dearly — for yourself as well as the Gorge communities.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 28, 2017

Coeur d’Alene may have lost football game, but Camas lost something even more important

September Cheers & Jeers: Always look for the helpers

From the hurricanes and flooding in Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, to the devastating earthquakes rocking Mexico to the wildfires burning across the West Coast that hit especially close to home, September has been a month marred by disaster.