What to do? What to do? No one seems to know what to do about the homeless problem. The city seems to be doing nothing. The agencies that are doing the most, like Share, can't even allow the homeless to camp in their parking lot because of the complaints of neighbors (must be businesses, not residents, on that part of Andresen Road). Maybe the homeless should start camping around City Hall, where they would be seen every day by city leaders.
Voters in the 18th Legislative District have an opportunity to elect a representative for Position 1 who has the interest of residents of this district foremost in his mind. Mike Briggs is a Navy veteran who will work with all members of the Legislature irrespective of their party affiliations in order to improve how government responds to the needs of the community.
I attended the weekly Clark County commissioners meeting on Sept. 16. During the public comments, a citizen commented on the fact that Commissioner David Madore maintains both a county Facebook page and his own personal Facebook page.
I heard a woman say that Ray Rice's wife hit him, so he had a right to respond in kind. Sounds like multi-generational programming for the specific purpose of creating victims that believe battering and assault are OK.
I blame Ronald Reagan. Yes, the tax revolt started before Reagan was elected president, but he made it virtuous to oppose taxes. He convinced the American people they could have government services without paying for them.
The Sept. 14 article "In Townsend's résumé, disputes over integrity" was slanted in a negative way about Josephine Townsend. Perhaps The Columbian could write a negative article about Tony Golik to even the score.
Reading Maximillian Thom's Sept. 14 letter "Rethink 'what's in a name?' " I was angry regarding his comments about Columbia River's Chieftain mascot's perceived "derogatory and racist imagery," but realizing everyone is entitled to an opinion.
For three decades after World War II, the tax rate for the rich was never below 70 percent and the economy grew the most in history. But since the 1970s, taxes for the rich have continued to decline, and wages for Americans have been stagnant or gotten worse.
The editorial department strives to lead discussion about community issues. Readers contribute to that discussion by submitting letters for publication. We encourage readers to express their views about public issues. Letters to the editor are subject to editing for brevity and clarity.