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OPINION: Fix homelessness by spending more wisely

May 12, 2016 10:30am

A society is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable members. So, how do we help the homeless improve their circumstances?

Not by increasing the amount of taxes that we dedicate to...

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OPINION: Shop Local — Go with local gift certificates

Dec 17, 2015 8:30am

A gift card to a massive box store? I think you can do better than that. In the way of a gift certificate to one of the areas local merchants? Now we’re talking.

Gift cards and certificates...

Dan Boeholt The highlight of the thinning plan, creating habitat for spotted owls and elk, is this one-acre helicopter landing that was to be forage seeded for a meadow. It was left scattered with debris and deliberately dug up. Invasive weeds and thousands of tree seedlings are starting to take over.

Opinion: Piled forest roads harmful to public access, wildlife habitat

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

The “Forest Circus” isn’t just clowning around here. With two hands tied behind its back, it is able to single-handedly destroy public access and wildlife habitat with ease.

The Olympic...

GUEST COMMENTARY: 1955 was good year, class member says

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

I am honored to be a member of the graduating class of Montesano High School in the fabulous year of 1955. Our class will join together on Saturday, Aug. 1, for our 60th reunion and, at our age,...

Do your part to prevent wildfires

Jul 09, 2015 10:30am

It’s dry out there.

Where’s Smokey Bear when you need him? (Incidentally, he’s online, www.smokeybear.com.)

The forecast shows temperature highs hanging in the low 70s to close out the...

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...

Failing businesses a sign of weak economy

Apr 02, 2015 10:30am

For the first time in American history, entrepreneurship is in decline.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, businesses are dying faster than they’re being formed. Each year, 400,000 new...

Legislators push to strengthen coastal economies

Apr 02, 2015 10:30am

Editor’s note: This commentary was submitted by The Nature Conservancy and the Wild Fish Conservancy.

A few days ago, the Washington State House of Representatives Capital Budget Committee...

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...

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...

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