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An Old Dog’s Tale: Falling off the mountain
Old Dog's Tale by Wayne Downing 3/22

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Ensure private responsibility for vessel disposals, cleanups

The sinking of the Antarctic research ship Hero at Bay Center is a regrettable loss of a historically significant vessel. It also is the latest of many examples of how maritime fixer-uppers can morph into problems for neighbors and taxpayers.

To...

Coast Chronicles: Primer for Scott Pruitt
Coast Chronicles: Primer for Scott Pruitt

“No, I would not agree that it’s [CO2] a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,”

— Scott Pruitt

Current head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency

By Cate Gable...

Coast Chronicles: Trees are monumental
Coast Chronicles: Trees are monumental

Destroying a rainforest for economic gain

is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.

— E. O. Wilson

It’s unwise to cut Coast Guard, NOAA
Agencies vital to U.S. coastlines deserve presidential support
Just think: Why not be more like Finns?
Just think: Why not be more like Finns?

Finland celebrates its centennial this year and, given my Finnish heritage, I’ve received many lists touting Finland as the “first” (to allow women to vote) or “best” as in public education. My strong Finnish...

Letters to the Editor for March 15, 2017

Learn of PUD plans

We know that there are questions about Pacific County PUD’s plan to provide electrical service to the Tokeland/North Cove/Grayland area. At the regular meeting of the PUD Board on March 21, staff will be presenting...

Animal Shelter Report: Volunteers help with new ‘Reading to the Cats’ program
Animal Shelter Report: Volunteers help with new ‘Reading to the Cats’ program
Pet Report
Letters of Thanks for March 15, 2017
Letters of Thanks for March 15, 2017
More thanks - 3/8
Guest column: A personal view of the ‘Muslim Ban’

The arrival on the Peninsula of the Iranian writer Aida Moradi Ahani was a reminder that there was a time when our relations with Iran were rather different. In mid-1970s I was working for a New York-based company that had been founded in China. They...

Assessor News: County auditing senior tax exemptions

The Pacific County Assessor’s office recently mailed out letters to those property owners who are currently receiving a Senior Citizen/Disability exemption on their property. This exemption is for people whose property is their primary...

Editorial: Cross-cultural exchanges strengthen ties
Editorial: Cross-cultural exchanges strengthen ties
It’s unfair to penalize ordinary citizens for their government’s misdeeds
Mayor’s Corner: Aggressive agenda set out for 2017
LB Mayor's Corner
Poem of Thanks
Thanks Letters 3/8
Letters to the Editor for March 8, 2017
Letters 3/08
Coast Chronicles: Our Town, March 2017 edition
Coast Chronicles: Our Town, March 2017 edition

Last Saturday, in celebration a couple days early of International Women’s Day, March 8, Colleen Smith offered up Adelaide’s Books and Coffee as the venue for the literary gathering of four women writers. Iranian author Aida Moradi Ahani...

What if the birth mother changed her mind?
What if the birth mother changed her mind?

The call came on Good Friday. A healthy boy! We were to pick him up on Monday, the day after Easter. I was ecstatic but worried. The birth mother was opting to feed and hold the baby during her stay at the hospital, typically two or three days. I knew...

Guest Commentary: There’s a nuclear reactor in my backyard

Living here on the Long Beach Peninsula, it seems like every day that we find out about potential risks to the Columbia River, our fisheries and our way of life. As a fifth-generation resident along the Columbia from Walla Walla to Ocean Park, I...

Mayor’s Corner

Letters to the Editor for March 1, 2017
Letters - 3/1
Elementary, my dear… 
Mrs. Carnegie, yes! But what about Andrew?
Elementary, my dear… Mrs. Carnegie, yes! But what about Andrew?
Column by Sydney Stevens 3/1
Coast Chronicles: You can’t go home again
Coast Chronicles: You can’t go home again

Despite Thomas Wolfe’s death in 1940, his enterprising editor managed to scrape together a last novel “You Can’t Go Home Again” from an unpublished manuscript of his. The book tells the story of a changing America in the...

A personal apology
Apology Letter - Tolle

Columns

An Old Dog’s Tale: Falling off the mountain
Old Dog's Tale by Wayne Downing 3/22
Guest Column: Forty thousand pounds of trash on state’s coastal beaches

On one morning in April of last year, over 1,400 volunteers came together to remove more than 20 tons of trash from at least 50 beaches during the...

Coast Chronicles: Primer for Scott Pruitt
Coast Chronicles: Trees are monumental
Just think: Why not be more like Finns?

Editorials

Ensure private responsibility for vessel disposals, cleanups

The sinking of the Antarctic research ship Hero at Bay Center is a regrettable loss of a historically significant vessel. It also is the latest of...

It’s unwise to cut Coast Guard, NOAA
Agencies vital to U.S. coastlines deserve presidential support
Editorial: Cross-cultural exchanges strengthen ties

Letters to the Editor

Honoring Hero and the heroes who voyaged aboard her

My dad, Capt. Norm Deniston, was the relief captain on the Research Vessel Hero for Capt. Pieter Lenie during the mid- to late-1970s when I was in...

Letters to the Editor for March 22, 2017

Kalbach praised

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading the birdwatching column that is written by Dr. Madeline Kalbach. I look...

Letters to the Editor for March 15, 2017
Letters of Thanks for March 15, 2017
Poem of Thanks