Several days after the horrific murders in Charleston, S.C.'s Emanuel AME Church, our U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, cast a vote on the House Appropriations Committee to deny funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence in our nation.
As CEO of Columbia Machine Inc., a manufacturer based in Vancouver that develops factory automation equipment solutions that help our customers automate their manufacturing processes, I wanted to publicly thank Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, for supporting policies that help local small- and medium-sized businesses compete in the global economy.
I just have this to say after reading Lou Brancaccio's June 27 column, "Fear and loathing in Crazytown," about his encounter with Don Benton: We now have a new twosome in the county — Benton and Councilor David Madore, or as I like to call them, the "D&D Boys."
Elizabeth A. Lee's June 28 letter "Flag too visible as symbol of hate" ended stating, "The presence of the Confederate flag, however rationalized, is a form of hate speech and should not be tolerated."
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