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Editorial — Take time to talk Internet safety with children

Mar 26, 2015 10:30am

Last week had an abundance of significant news — the county’s budget and its proposed cuts, a $56.6 million, 20-year project recommendation for the county’s courts and public safety facilities...

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Editorial: Great Shakeout good reminder to prep for emergencies

Oct 10, 2014 10:30am

At 10:54 a.m., Feb. 28, 2001, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the Nisqually Valley. I was working at the Puyallup Herald and was in its warehouse-sized building in downtown Puyallup.

The...

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...

Column: Militarization of our local police is unacceptable

Sep 18, 2014 10:21am

It is surprising how national interest stories that seem so far away, as we watch them unfold on our television sets, have a very much local tie in.

While there are still unresolved...

Editorial: Public should have same info as elected officials

Updated: Aug 23, 2014 4:33pm

Recently, the Port of Grays Harbor decided to open its books to make sure the public has the exact same information that the Port commissioners have before the commissioners make their decisions...

We’re voting against the McCleary Police levy

Updated: Jul 30, 2014 1:57pm

The McCleary police levy has proven to be the most highly charged ballot measure, possibly, in the little city’s history. This year, the city’s annual budget for it’s three-man police force is $...

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...

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