Watching the Cruisin' the Gut on Main Street on July 19 brought back 60-plus years of nostalgic memory. That 1949 Merc with its molded hood looked at least as good as mine did in the early 1950s. The 1951 Ford, though a different model, reminded me of my then-new Sea Island blue coupe from Grandy Motors, where Bill Marshall was a young salesmen. Marshall later owned Bill Marshall Ford.
Since our morally upstanding Clark County commissioners decided to tout the (archaic and ridiculous) federal law classifying marijuana as a dangerous narcotic as an excuse to (do nothing) place a moratorium on its legal sales, I wanted to remind them to keep their hands in their pockets. Not one cent from the revenue and taxes belongs to Clark County, although I am sure they are brainstorming a way to get their fingers on it.
Venus. Our sister planet. Venus is like a desert because of an imbalance between CO2 and the other gases in the planet's atmosphere. The same thing will happen if we don't stop overusing CO2 and releasing toxic gases into our environment. I know that almost everybody has contributed to this problem, but people should care more about this situation because it is a worldwide issue. If we don't do something, the world will pass a point of no return and then catastrophic things can happen.
Back in the Columbia River Crossing debate, a common phrase was that light rail would transport the vilest crooks to Vancouver to rob, murder and pillage. Judging by the headlines, we have quite a stockpile of criminals who are home grown.
John Graser is the best choice for the next Clark County sheriff. In a transitional time such as this, his law enforcement experience, positive personality and flexible approach to significant societal challenges is what we urgently need. Graser is a good listener and cares about people.
Over and over again we see people complaining about the train whistles. What I don't understand is, didn't they see the tracks when they looked at their house before buying? Surely they knew tracks equal trains, which equal whistles.
My husband and I had the privilege of viewing the lovely historic Fort Vancouver Tapestry that was on display at the downtown Vancouver Community Library. Thank you Columbian for alerting your readers to this display with the July 14 story, "A stitch in time: 108-foot-long Fort Vancouver Tapestry makes first Clark County appearance in three years." It was only there for three days and then it went back into storage.
Why was government established in Washington? Our state Constitution, in its first section and article says "to protect and maintain individual rights." The July 20 editorial, "Shine light on negotiations: Contract talks between governor, public unions shouldn't be conducted in secret," points out our government fails to do that.
It's about time we stopped the practice of ending every shopping experience with "Have a nice day." It is a meaningless expression. I have had this said to me late at night when there was no day left to "have nice."
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