Candidate Heather Lindberg demonstrated solid knowledge and effectively challenged incumbent Dale Rice during their video interview with The Columbian. She corrected his deviation from the facts when he attempted to explain his opposition to additional school counselors. Lindberg supported increased counseling support for students.
News outlets from both ends of the spectrum have prime-timed two polarizing issues lately, abortion on demand (body parts being sold) and gun control (Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Ore.).
How much of the media attention on violence creates more violence? I'm not blaming the media. Because people kill people, for whatever reason. But when I was growing up there wasn't as much on the news about killings. But I knew it happened.
This election cycle has become one of divisive, almost circus-level gamesmanship. I have been privy to the ringside seat at the Clark County Republican Committee meeting wherein they endorsed a campaign rather than a candidate. It is an unheard of power-grabbing maneuvering, which frankly is disgusting to behold, completely lacking integrity.
The Columbian's post-primary election coverage with Editor Lou Brancaccio's "happy dance" when Councilor David Madore lost out in the primary to closet socialist Marc Boldt and socialist Mike Dalesandro was predictable. Brancaccio spent the last few years portraying Madore and Councilor Tom Mielke as stupid, out-of-touch, and making false accusations of wrongdoing. Why?
Kudos to Ron Jones for his Oct. 3 letter, "Listing Obama's 'accomplishments.' " Jones' comments on President Obama's legacy were well thought out and accurate. I may add a few comments of my own concerning recent developments.
Yes, he may reside in Barcelona, Spain, but, as indicated in the marvelous piece published Oct. 4 "Maestro's orchestra his home away from home," Vancouver Symphony Maestro Salvador Brotons is a community treasure.
Since Thursday, there have been many heartfelt, eloquent responses to the Roseburg, Ore., shooting and other senseless events, which can be seen as random haphazard tragedies or as symptoms of a violent, fearful culture.
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