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Locally grown, and proud of it

In approximately 19 days, I will be moving my youngest offspring to college. He is a locally grown and sustainable product of the Camas area.…

Henriksen: A leader in transformational community change

It is an honor to join in the nomination of Nan Henriksen for high recognition as the 2015 First Citizen of Southwest Washington.

Some are attempting to block mental health care reform

The bipartisan Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646, introduced in June by Rep. Tim Murphy and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, has come under attack. The purpose of the legislation is to resolve a number of problems within our mental health care system, particularly for the treatment of America's seriously mentally ill. The measures within this legislation would effectively improve treatment and outcomes for those with severe brain diseases ultimately resulting in a significant reduction in homelessness and incarcerations.

Mayor proposes funding for road repairs, railroad overpass and police staffing

Mental illness haunts countless Americans

On July 9, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) appealed to congress, "Let's no longer turn a blind eye and instead help those who need it the most."

Kansas and North Carolina cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth

In Olympia these days, lawmakers are high centered in a second special session over the budget to operate the state for the next two years.

Pike: ‘I was exactly where I should have been’

Last Wednesday, I saw a headline over the top of a 1,100-plus word opinion piece that asked, "Where was Rep. Liz Pike?"

Where was Rep. Liz Pike?

My mother and many of her relatives were teachers and several of the newer generation family relatives followed their parents into the education field.

Is this progress?

Like many citizens of Clark County, I have become increasingly alarmed over the proposed unrestrained growth that is taking place in East Clark County. We see a pro-growth planning process that is leading parts of our county into an environmental future we may not recognize or desire to live in. This kind of massive growth places unnecessary burdens on the people who already live here.

Letters to the Editor for May 12, 2015

Firefighters' union supports teachers East Clark County Professional Firefighters Local No. 2444 supports our teachers.

The ‘buzz’ about bees

Although the "buzz" about bee declines makes headlines, excites public concern and warrants a White House Task Force on the health of honey bees and other pollinators, bees are still in jeopardy.