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We often hear our elected officials and the media use the phrase Tip O’Neill made popular in modern politics. This common refrain, a reference to taking national or state contests to the local level (if you want to win) has always meant something a bit different to me. I see it as an obvious…

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This is a letter in support of mayoral candidate Michael Cassinelli. I have lived in Ilwaco since 1990 when we came here in with the Coast Guard. I have seen mayors come and go in Ilwaco. I wo…

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Some Peninsula residents will surely remember Celilo Falls, on the mighty Columbia River. Thirteen miles upstream from today’s The Dalles, Oregon, construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957 submer…

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There are more than 70 candidates listed by name in the Pacific County Official Local Voter Pamphlet for Nov. 2, 2021. Sixteen of you bothered to make some sort of statement in it to the publi…

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We often hear our elected officials and the media use the phrase Tip O’Neill made popular in modern politics. This common refrain, a reference to taking national or state contests to the local…

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As we choose future leaders, I would like to praise Gary Forner’s service as mayor of Ilwaco. Mayor Forner has been a careful team-builder, consensus-builder, and problem-solver. Those qualiti…

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As the son of an undocumented immigrant and of a bipolar second-generation American, I feel in a position to use both terms — undocumented and bipolar. Having already written about the former,…

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As the old saying goes, “you can't fix stupid.” And while this may be true, recent history has shown us you can manipulate it. You can encourage it with lies and disinformation, you can shape …

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Truly it is hard to know where to begin in response to the Long Beach Police Department’s hire of former Seattle Police Officer Duane Goodman. He behaved in a disgraceful manner on at least th…

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This pretty five-year-old kitty came to us as a stray. She was brought to the shelter by one of our volunteers who noticed her hanging around outside her house. At first, Bunny was shy, but ha…

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Regarding the letters offering differing opinions about my suggestion of compromise, thank you, but you seem to have missed the part where I clearly stated I am in favor of vaccinations and wi…

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Many of you may not be aware, but there exists a state construction stockpile site on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 7. For some time now, it’s been unlawfully occupied by mobile homes, traile…

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Do vaccines protect and/or prevent covid? I first want you to know that I am not a conspiracy theorist. I am not an extremist (left or right). I am an U.S. citizen who wants to make decisions …

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Formosan Mountain Dogs (or FMD as their fans call them), otherwise known as Taiwan dogs or village dogs, are not officially a breed, but rather the dogs that live in the streets of Taipei. The…

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I read Bonnie Lou Cozby’s letter of Sept. 29 on the same day that the United States’ covid death toll reached 700,000. Her statement that the pandemic heroes of essential work are now threaten…

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The forthcoming Dylan Jude Harrell Community Center looks to be an incredible installation that will bring so much vibrancy to the Port of Ilwaco, and indeed the entire Peninsula. Providing a …

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You're on Beach Time! Drive like your kids live here! I see these signs up and down the Peninsula, on side streets and main streets, I wonder if law enforcement sees them?

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Ashe is a two-year-old shepherd/terrier mix. He came to us after having been found tied to a stop sign. Even with this rough start in life, he couldn’t be nicer. Ashe loves people, and he cann…