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Letters to the Editor

Letter: What is meaning of gender, sex?

May 25, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Rory Bowman bandies about words like “gonochoric and “anisogamous” (“Humans: Gonochoric, anisogamous,” Our Readers’ Views May 19) but does he know what they mean? I looked the words up in Wiktionary and got “A form of sexual bonding involving partners of unusually widely differing ages” for “anisogamy” and “The situation… Read story

Letter: Crack down on noisy cars

May 24, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Now that the rain has stopped for the season, the 10-year-old boys trapped in men’s bodies have returned to Southeast 164th Avenue and surrounding environs with their little vroom-vrooms. Read story

Letter: Go slow on energy changes

May 24, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

In our stampede to go all in for electricity we are courting disasters that we are not yet aware of. Read story

Letter: Gender identity is complex

May 24, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Rory Bowman’s letter (“Relevant category is sex, not gender,” Our Readers’ Views, May 19) merits a response. Bowman engages in faulty biological essentialism to deny that trans and intersex people exist. That is, Bowman believes that a person’s gender is defined by average physical characteristics, and oddly enough, the size… Read story

Letter: Reject cement batch plant

May 24, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Clark County Councilors Karen Bowerman and Gary Medvigy signed a settlement in 2021 that gave the green light to poison people in our community with a cement batch plant operation near schools and homes, knowing full well the implications. Read story

Letter: Halt plans for rail development

May 23, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

It’s so disheartening to see some of the county councilors — led by Gary Medvigy — push for industrial development along the rail line. Read story

Letter: Washougal needs performing arts

May 23, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

During the pandemic, I missed live events. Concerts, comedy, theater — these finally returned to most communities. And yet they haven’t returned to Washougal, because this town of 17,000 people has no space for them. Read story

Letter: Why can’t we vote on new tax?

May 23, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Someone needs to help me understand an issue. Read story

Letter: Build future workforce

May 23, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

In the May 17th Columbian the article about building the workforce of tomorrow brought back some good memories. During my high school years in the late 1950s, I was fortunate to be able to take classes in wood shop, foundry, machine shop and architectural drawing. Read story

Letter: Fix tax codes

May 23, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I’ve been watching the economy for five decades and it’s more obvious every year: we need a major change in tax codes so that the wealthy aren’t eating the rest of us out of house and home. Read story

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