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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Untouched wilderness as seen from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.

Editorial: Pros and cons of the Wilderness Act — 50 years later

Updated: Sep 27, 2014 6:20pm

Earlier this month, I was among the throng that hiked out into the “wilderness” at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park out near Port Angeles. My fiance and I must have hiked about 10 miles or...

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City of Monte wrong to bully off-duty deputy

Updated: Jun 26, 2014 4:35pm

Bullying another person is wrong. Always. At any age.

A great deal of attention is given to addressing bullying in our schools. But I believe that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, I...

Editorial: Let’s bring Reeves the dog home to the Harbor

Jun 22, 2014 9:12am

If you fell in love with an injured dog, nurtured him back to health and he became your best pal, would you leave him behind?

Ian Carter is facing that exact same dilemma and he is...

Editorial: Let’s talk about Community Hospital

May 16, 2014 3:27pm

Congratulations, Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Your proposal to become a hospital district with the boundaries your administration proposed survived the gambit in front of the county...

Fighting intergenerational poverty

Apr 24, 2014 1:58pm

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has officially approved a contract for consulting and data-gathering services with Washington Nonprofits, a statewide support...

Thank you from HAVA

Apr 17, 2014 11:25am

A year and a half ago, when HAVA was starting to renovate the building that would become Harry’s House, our new cat shelter, Christine Balcom, former board member and HAVA photographer found a...

Editorial: Harbor has traveled a long road to embrace Kurt Cobain

Updated: Apr 05, 2014 4:12pm

Ten years ago, I stepped foot in Aberdeen and was astonished that there was absolutely nothing honoring Kurt Cobain or Nirvana or the legacy for the future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act.

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Editorial: Sometimes the PUD can’t prevent rate hikes, sometimes it can

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 10:25am

There are some financial issues completely beyond the control of our Grays Harbor PUD, its commissioners and administration where they have no real choice but to raise rates.

And then there...

Editorial: Sunshine Week teaches about open government

Mar 21, 2014 9:36am

James Madison, the father of our federal Constitution, wrote that “consent of the governed” requires that the people be able to “arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” In that...

Flood authority committed to basin-wide solution

Jan 02, 2014 10:15am

Editor’s Note: The Vidette invited members of the Chehalis Basin Flood Authority to respond to Billy Frank’s column.

Dear Editor;

As members of the Governor’s Chehalis Basin Work Group...

Editorial: McCleary mayor puts employee on leave for daring to ask questions

Dec 12, 2013 4:38pm

McCleary Mayor Gary Dent has put his public works director on administrative leave for asking too many questions and giving unsolicited feedback to the public. It’s anyone’s guess when he’ll be...