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Should I study the sacred texts of faiths other than my own?

Arvind Khetia, Hindu and an engineer: Now more than ever before, we are living in an environment where we come across people of different faiths. Ignorance about that faith can result in fear, hatred, intolerance and even violence. It is essential that one learns about other faiths, to foster an environment of understanding and mutual respect.

Justice in Motion — Be sure to get your tax credits!

As you should know by now, I write a column on taxes every January since that’s when we should all be starting to pull our paperwork together. If you have not done so before, be sure to take advantage of tax credits. In this community we have a lot of low- to moderate-income working families and individuals who qualify for some or all of these credits—many of whom fail to claim these credits. This is the time to mention to family, friends and neighbors they should look into this.

Nothing New — Aberdeen from the outside

We’ve looked at the history of Aberdeen and the Grays Harbor area through the eyes of those who were here, but how did those living elsewhere view us? Here are a series of stories from newspapers that reflect how Grays Harbor was seen by outsiders near and far.