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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...

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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...

Satsop News: Busy times at Harvest Dinner

Updated: Oct 17, 2013 5:23pm

This week started with going to the Satsop Methodist Church on Monday to help peel the potatoes for the church Harvest Dinner on Tuesday. About 150 pounds of potatoes were peeled and cut up for...

Cheers & Jeers

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 3:02pm

The Vidette is introducing a new regular feature on our opinion page, where we take a look at our communities and celebrate our successes and point out issues that may need attention. If you have...

Cheers & Jeers

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 3:01pm

The Vidette is introducing a new regular feature on our opinion page, where we take a look at our communities and celebrate our successes and point out issues that may need attention. If you have...

Wild Olympics is good for business

Jul 25, 2013 11:47am

More than 100 Olympic Peninsula and South Puget Sound CEOs and local businesses from multiple sectors of the economy have announced their support for the Wild Olympics Campaign, adding to the long...

Cheers and Jeers

Jul 25, 2013 11:49am

Cheers to Montesano resident Herb Beck, who was featured in the June/July issue of the national VFW Magazine. Beck and brother John Beck, who died in 2009, were featured in the magazine in a story...

Fall chores fall by wayside; signs signal election

Oct 18, 2012 10:30am

You’d think with almost two months of no rain, I could have found a day to paint peeling facia boards. You’d think wrong. As summer weather continued far into fall, I did my best impersonation of...