Donald Trump is the only candidate who truly cares about seniors. Unlike the other candidates, Trump will not make any cuts to Social Security and will not increase the age for full Social Security benefits.
As a fire commissioner for District 4 in Skamania County, I remain incredulous that our congressional delegation, including U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, U.S. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have not addressed with meaningful legislation the inability to extinguish Bakken oil train fires in the Columbia River Gorge. No amount of planning and grant money will alter the fact that with the exception of the smallest fires, it is not possible to provide sufficient water to attempt to extinguish a fire as a result of derailment, even if tracks are accessible. Many sections of track in our fire district are not accessible.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's, R-Camas, press release of April 21 states that the EPA "illegally used taxpayer money to advocate for its egregious power grab." Herrera Beutler is demanding answers and rightly so.
We attended the kick-off drive to gather petition signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot to rescind the 117 percent raise for the city of Vancouver mayor and 50 percent raise for city council members.
Residents in greater downtown Vancouver desire better access to fresh foods. And a smart developer/grocer would be first to seize this opportunity. Unfortunately, the April 15 story "Population, income must grow for grocery" missed several key facts. Those facts need attention.
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