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How will other states treat our legal marijuana obsession?

Updated: Apr 10, 2014 2:34pm

Attentive readers following the never ending drama associated with Washington State and it’s flirtation with Marijuana, may have noticed an interesting news article recently. Currently, a nice...

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Thanks for donating to the Chehalis Valley Historical Museum

Updated: Mar 21, 2014 10:28am

There has been a bit of a push concerning our local Chehalis Valley Historical Museum here on the opinion page lately. Both by myself as well as a recent column by the Vidette editor. An outline...

Guest Opinion: Maybe I should just start smoking pot

Mar 18, 2014 5:56pm

I write my column this week not addressed to you, The Vidette reader, but rather to the editor of the newspaper. It is my understanding that almost an entire issue of this paper is being devoted...

Time to put the Fish Wars behind us

Feb 20, 2014 10:30am

As we mark the 40th anniversary of the Boldt decision in U.S. v. Washington, a bill in the state legislature is trying to atone for some of the harm caused to Indian people during the Fish Wars of...

Editorial: We don’t live in a post-racist society

Jan 29, 2014 12:24pm

We had a debate on whether to run a photo last week of a women’s basketball team that was touring the area 75 years ago in our Pages of the Past column.

The team, made up entirely of black...

So, did the Monte forest get re-planted in 2012, or didn’t it?

Jan 21, 2014 6:19pm

Recently, I had the opportunity to walk the visible city forest clear cut directly off the road as you enter Lake Sylvia State Park. There was a large cut that happened back in the summer or fall...

Independent politics and the prosecutor vacancy

Jan 13, 2014 5:18pm

Political events continue on the Harbor — one quite local, the other a broader tie in. The Vidette reported recently that Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines has thrown her well prepared, neatly...

Potential Chehalis River dam threatens treaty rights

Jan 02, 2014 10:10am

As removal of two fish-blocking dams on the Elwha River dams nears its end, I’m scratching my head.

Why is a proposal to build a brand new dam on the Chehalis River watershed in Lewis...

County commissioners deserve praise going into new year

Jan 02, 2014 10:15am

An end of year wrap-up includes many elements. Foremost, the self-appointed ability to decide what was, and wasn’t important. Further complicating the equation is the inability to separate the...

Reversal of water leak policy will help residents

Dec 23, 2013 3:39pm

I’m not going to say it was unexpected, but the complete turn around by the Montesano City Council last week concerning the water leak controversy was astounding.

With the exception of...

Double secret probation: Government waste is being dealt with

Dec 11, 2013 5:49pm

We as citizens and taxpayers here in Grays Harbor have a covenant with our elected officials. In return for the keys to the locks and access to the checkbooks, we expect a few things....