Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor for July 9, 2013

Speak out against coal today Situated astride the corridor to three oil terminals and three coal terminals, Camas and Washougal will be in the middle of one of the largest increases in pollution ever imagined. Over 100 million tons of coal and 100 million barrels of crude oil are set to move through our neighborhood every year. This expansion of the fossil fuel supply could soon push us over the tipping point to irreversible global warming.

Letter to the Editor for July 2, 2013

Government change discussion is a waste of time I read with interest the opinion this week from Dave Shoemaker, who is on the Washougal City Council. Dave raises a number of excellent points. I’ve had e-mail discussions with several other members of the council and the mayor.

Letters to the Editor for June 11, 2013

Commemorate Flag Day June 14 is National Flag Day. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Schick-Ogle Post 4278 asks that local residents commemorate this day by flying our national flag.

Letters to the Editor for June 4, 2013

Coal trains will benefit jobs, economy I've spent 13 years at BNSF Railway, working on trains as conductor and engineer. I’ve dealt with a lot of manufactured products traveling on our trains. However, I've never had to deal with a manufactured issue until the recent conversation about coal dust.

Letters to the Editor for May 28, 2013

Protect the environment from coal

Letters to the Editor for May 21, 2013

Two public employments can lead to corruption

Letters to the Editor for May 14, 2013

Concerns about state testing

Letters to the Editor for May 7, 2013

Paid, volunteer firefighters deserve recognition I have been a volunteer victim at Port of Camas-Washougal emergency drills three times now, including at events held at the industrial park, the airport and the marina. Each time has been fun, rewarding and educational.

Letters to the Editor for April 23, 2013

WFD volunteer program in trouble? I write this letter in an attempt to convey my thoughts and fear in regards to the consolidation of the Camas and Washougal fire departments.

Letters to the Editor for April 9, 2013

County Commissioners should not endorse religion It is coercive for officials of government agencies, whose salaries are paid by all taxpayers, to open their meetings with a "prayer" in facilities that are paid for by all taxpayers.