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Animal Shelter Report: Older pets need your love and laps
Animal Shelter Report: Older pets need your love and laps

By Cory McKeown

Sadly, we often get older pets surrendered to the shelter through no fault of their own. Quite often these senior dogs and cats are brought in when their older owners passes away, or became ill and could no longer care for...

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 3, 2018

Look up ‘compassion’

Since October 2016 I have lived permanently in Ocean Park where we have had a summer house since 1962. I am appalled for the lack of sympathy by some of Ocean Park’s residents. A recent letter writer...

Elementary, my dear…
Olly olly oxen free! Or is home still safe?
Elementary, my dear… Olly olly oxen free! Or is home still safe?
Olly Olly Oxen
Our View: Let’s have a happy, civil new year
Our View: Let’s have a happy, civil new year

As we wish all our Pacific County neighbors and subscribers around the world a happy and safe new year, we cannot help but look ahead to 2018.

What will the year bring?

On the national level, it is an easy prediction that the political...

Just think: 
Universities inadvertently promote diversity and social change
Just think: Universities inadvertently promote diversity and social change

The Pew Research Center did a survey recently that found that, “Republicans have grown increasingly negative about the impact of colleges and universities on the United States.” Republicans’ opinion of college’s impact was...

Coast Chronicles: 
Lessons for 2018 from Earth and Sky
Coast Chronicles: Lessons for 2018 from Earth and Sky

In the garden last week on one of those glorious sunny days, I had the notion to move a couple of my gooseberries. I’d made the amateur gardening blunder of planting my berries too close together and, looking things over, I decided now was the...

Editor’s Notebook: 
These are still words to live by
Editor’s Notebook: These are still words to live by
Nursery rhymes help define who we are
Letters to the Editor for Dec. 27, 2017

Thanks for nothing, Herrera-Beutler

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both,” President Eisenhower said, a quote from a real Republican who believed in serving the people not the industrial...

GUEST COLUMN: 
The Shepherd’s Christ: Inspiration and gratitude from a humble source
GUEST COLUMN: The Shepherd’s Christ: Inspiration and gratitude from a humble source
By Sara Lay
Coast Chronicles: 
Where oh where are the Three Wise Men?
Coast Chronicles: Where oh where are the Three Wise Men?

As a kid growing up in Yakima, the Central Lutheran Church was a regular feature of my life. My sis and I went to Sunday school every weekend, though later in life we made other choices about what we believed. My father had an untrained but...

An Old Dog’s Tale: A story of bells on the mountain
Wayne Downing Column
Guest Column:
Pacific County deserves better healthcare options
Guest Column: Pacific County deserves better healthcare options

Beginning Jan. 1, residents of Southern Pacific County enrolled in Premera health insurance plans will face a healthcare crisis.

In 2018, residents here will no longer have access to essential health care services in nearby Ore­gon towns.

New ways needed to steer people away from opioids
New ways needed to steer people away from opioids

I was part of the D.A.R.E generation. Drug Abuse Resistance Education. In 5th grade, the sheriff came into our classroom on a weekly basis and taught us about the dangers of drug use. We were required to pledge to abstain. At the time, I didn’t...

OP Clinic addresses vital Peninsula needs
Peninsula Pharmacies plays key leadership role with big private investment
It’s time for new ideas for tsunami survival

It’s good that the city of Long Beach acknowledged reality and stepped away from a flawed plan to build what amounted to a small hill for tsunami evacuation. At a cost of $4 million and a height of 32 feet, the city’s concrete berm was...

Homeowner beware: Tips for hiring a contractor

Now that building has picked up in the nation, there are going to be a lot of homeowners looking to hire just about anyone. Because it may be hard for the average homeowner to identify a qualified builder, our building association, South Pacific...

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 20, 2017

Lower taxes benefit everyone

About the tax overhaul legislation discussed in last week’s letters, here’s a few thoughts. I think Mr. Roth had a good succinct (and clever) summary of what’s going on, and I can’t blame...

Letters of Thanks for Dec. 20, 2017

The Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all who helped with the Community Christmas Tree.

Thanks to the tree set-up crew: Jeff Archer and the Firefighters Union, Parker Hill, and Cory Bardonski.

Ocean Park Elementary...

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Animal Shelter Report: Older pets need your love and laps

By Cory McKeown

Sadly, we often get older pets surrendered to the shelter through no fault of their own. Quite often these senior dogs and...

Buggies, Cubbies and Cuckoos — A tribute to Finland’s Centennial: Part 3

The baby carriage sat outside the café, wheels in snow, curtain down, no grownups around. We knew Finnish babies napped outdoors in all...

Coast Chronicles Will the wheels come off the bus in 2018?
Elementary, my dear… Olly olly oxen free! Or is home still safe?
Just think: Universities inadvertently promote diversity and social change

Editorials

Our View: Let’s have a happy, civil new year

As we wish all our Pacific County neighbors and subscribers around the world a happy and safe new year, we cannot help but look ahead to...

OP Clinic addresses vital Peninsula needs
Peninsula Pharmacies plays key leadership role with big private investment
It’s time for new ideas for tsunami survival

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 10, 2018

Join Women’s March

The Lower Columbia Indivisible Group is inviting folks from throughout the Lower Columbia area to join them for a...

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 3, 2018

Look up ‘compassion’

Since October 2016 I have lived permanently in Ocean Park where we have had a summer house since 1962. I...

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 27, 2017
Letters to the Editor for Dec. 20, 2017
Letters of Thanks for Dec. 20, 2017