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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Turn down the volume on Trump

January 14, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Today I listened to President Joe Biden on my radio speak about immigration. Read story

Letter: Support Vancouver levy

January 14, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I am writing to encourage people to vote to pass the levy for Vancouver Public Schools. The community has always supported this school district and has consistently passed this levy. Read story

Letter: Reynolds has right to opinion

January 14, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Vancouver has about 190,000 residents. Yet, 1,400 presumably “woke” citizens decided to exercise their opinion by signing a petition to fire Vancouver police Officer Rey Reynolds. Read story

Letter: House goings-on are unseemly

January 13, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I remember the time when journalists referred to lawmakers as “Solons” (though it is even longer ago that their readers knew what they meant by it). But after the unseemly goings-on during the Fourteenth Round of the Fight for the House Speakership, I think nobody will feel the urge to… Read story

Letter: Criticism doesn’t make sense

January 13, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

In response to Mr. Bob Zak’s recent letter where he bemoans the passage of the $1.7 trillion financial bill, I am particularly troubled by his last two sentences: “Our people are killed by drugs laced with fentanyl, child sex trafficking, human trafficking, all through the southern border. Biden may as… Read story

Letter: Don’t cut Medicare payments

January 13, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Thank you to Vancouver Clinic CEO Mark Mantei for bringing to readers’ attention the ongoing congressional cuts to Medicare reimbursements and the debilitating effects these cuts are having on our already overly stressed health care providers like Vancouver Clinic. Read story

Letter: Doubt remains surrounding death

January 13, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Don Higgins claims to have written a complete history of the naming of the city of Battle Ground. But the synopsis of his book contains a telling contradiction. Read story

Letter: Word ‘jihad’ often misused

January 12, 2023, 6:18am Letters to the Editor

As a Muslim American, I was deeply upset to hear about the New Year’s Eve knife attack by Mr. Trevor Bickford in Times Square. In the days following the violence, news agencies began to report that Mr. Bickford was inspired by “Islamic extremism” and wanted to “carry out jihad.” Read story

Letter: Can Republicans govern?

January 12, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

If Republicans cannot even elect their own House leader in an orderly and timely fashion, why should anyone believe they are capable of governing at all? Such division and incompetence in government does not help anyone. Read story

Letter: Officers must slow down

January 12, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota was killed by a county sheriff’s deputy in January 2022. Sahota was off-duty, at home. A robbery suspect stopped at Sahota’s home. Sahota came out, there was a fight, and the suspect went into the home. When deputies arrived they assumed Sahota was the suspect… Read story

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