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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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Employee in Assessor’s Office warns public of looming problems

Oct 17, 2014 10:30am

I am writing this letter as a fellow taxpayer as well as being lead sales analyst for the Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office. I take great pride in the work I perform in the Assessor’s Office...

Former judge wrong to assess training in Prosecutor’s Office

Oct 16, 2014 4:01pm

The race for Prosecuting Attorney has apparently gone negative with the publication of former Superior Court Judge Gordon Godfrey’s recent guest column. The letter demeans Katie Svoboda’s...

Is local policing a thing of the past?

Oct 15, 2014 11:18am

How do you separate the emotional from the practical? When it concerns a major public policy shift, it is impossible. That is the situation both the cities of Elma and McCleary face at the moment...

Svoboda best for the county

Oct 15, 2014 11:20am

Why you should vote for Katie Svoboda: Grays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorney. Katie has 10 years of current experience as a prosecutor in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. This gives her a...

Current and former coroners support Svoboda

Oct 15, 2014 11:21am

We have known Katie Svoboda for many years and know her to be very qualified for this position. Retired Prosecutor Stew Menefee, a well respected Prosecuting Attorney for more than 25 years,...

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...

Time to bypass the Monte mayor

Oct 08, 2014 10:55pm

I have been watching the ongoing battle between our city administration and several members of the city council with mixed emotions. The recent allegations concerning the lack of available...

Pot is here: A gentleman’s guide to marijuana in East County

Oct 08, 2014 10:52pm

I fought against the legalization of marijuana. Now, I lost. So, it is time to soldier on. The new pot store in Porter is run by a real nice guy named Josh Miller. He isn’t some old hippy trying...

Spencer not right for prosecutor

Oct 08, 2014 10:52pm

Dear Editor;

I have great concern about Michael Spencer’s attitude towards women. This again came under question during his presentation at the County Democrats selection process for...

Editorial: Speak out against Forest Service’s insane photo rules

Oct 08, 2014 10:52pm

Should the media be treated differently than the public? I’ve always been of the mind that the press should have the same legal rights as anyone else. When it comes to public records, we have to...