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No painless solution for county budget woes

Feb 26, 2015 12:01pm

The time has come to meet Grays Harbor County’s fiscal problems head on. Your three county commissioners are tasked each year with writing and funding an annual budget, which results in an...

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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...

Raines’ support crosses party lines

Nov 02, 2014 5:15pm

Wikipedia defines “Lunch-Bucket Democrat” thus: “…a label that connotes an absence of lofty philosophical concerns in favor of a concern for people’s more basic needs”. That’s where I come from. I...

The case for Katie Svoboda

Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

I’m voting for Katie Svoboda because for her, being County Prosecutor isn’t just a job.

Katie Svoboda has dedicated her career as a prosecutor to the toughest cases, locking up child...

Monte city administrator should resign or be fired

Nov 02, 2014 5:14pm

Dear Editor;

I read every week the workings of the city and the council. It would appear to me that, as a non-citizen of Montesano, that the real problem in Montesano is the city...

Support the county by ditching Rick Hole

Nov 02, 2014 5:16pm


Taxpayers in Grays Harbor better understand the seriousness of the revaluation problems that exist in the Assessor’s Office as outlined by Dan Matsen, lead sales analyst. He should...

Cosmo CEO supports Raines for county commission

Nov 02, 2014 5:17pm

Dear Editor;

Over the past four years, the team at Cosmo Specialty Fibers has worked very hard to restore and operate a major industrial business in Grays Harbor that provides over 200...

Hoquiam mayor supports Raines

Nov 02, 2014 5:14pm

I can’t think of anyone who has been elected Commissioner to represent Hoquiam, the North Beach and Quinault areas since former Hoquiam mayor “Omar” Youmans who has been as fully prepared to serve...

Support Vickie Raines for county commission

Nov 02, 2014 5:14pm


Grays Harbor County was the first place my parents lived when they immigrated from The Netherlands. They made lifelong friends with Morris and Edna Dagnen from the Wynochee Valley,...

Why can’t the county lift the road?

Nov 02, 2014 5:16pm


I read the article about the posibility of the county commissioners exercising the right of eminent domain to condemn property in order to construct a flood-protection wall along the...

Where was our prosecutor when we needed him?

Nov 02, 2014 5:16pm

I quote Mr. Stew Menefee, former Grays Harbor Prosecutorprosecuting attorney: “The concern for high standards expressed in his letter comes from the same person that claimed in his declaration of...