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Opioid crisis spurs sensible local response

Although it’s depressing to consider that we live in a time when opioid drug addiction is a familiar aspect of American life even in bucolic rural areas like ours, we can derive some encouragement from the fact local public officials are...

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Time for parties to cooperate on healthcare

For all of its flaws, the process of drafting the Affordable Care Act — also now known as Obamacare — was a paradigm of openness and transparency compared to so-far failed efforts to replace or repeal it. U.S. Rep. Brian Baird conducted...

Service way beyond the call of duty

When Agnes Waliser and Harley Wait were among 11 community heroes honored at the American Legion’s annual Law Enforcement and Firefighters’ awards dinner in November, we were delighted to give all the recipients a well-deserved tip of...

Quit playing chicken with capital budget

The Washington Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget will have major negative impacts in Pacific County and all around the state if some lawmakers don’t back away from the “game of chicken” they’re...

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