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EDITORIAL: County likely could recover from deficit with clear goals

Apr 23, 2015 10:45am

Last week, the Grays Harbor County commissioners approved hiring Shelli Hopsecger, a private consultant, to help the county develop a strategic plan.

With a $2.5-million deficit, it’s a...

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Editorial: The Public Records Act can be messy, but it’s your right

Updated: Nov 19, 2014 12:02pm

Requesting public records is easy. Responding to records can be messy.

There’s a right way and a wrong way, and attitude is everything.

City Attorney Dan Glenn tells me that in the two...

Guest Column: City of Monte should cut administration to balance budget

Nov 19, 2014 8:36am

The Vidette reported recently that there was a hole in the budget for the city of Montesano.

Mayor Ken Estes made an earlier attempt to patch the budget hole when he attended the Elma...

Editorial: We report the good and the bad, whether you like it or not

Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

Sometimes, I think people forget we’re a real newspaper.

We will be there for the highest highs, celebrating with local businesses when they open and cheering on folks like Evan Gentry, a...

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...

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