Ours is a community known for individuals who perform extraordinary acts of service. Close your eyes for a minute and ask yourself this question: Who is it who always seems to be on the committee, who always seems to volunteer, who always gets involved in large and small ways that make this a better place to live?
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We are facing economic forces that have the potential to change this community more than at any time since the 1880s, when the Great Lakes region started to run out of timber and it was our turn to be ground zero for wood. Now some think it’s our turn for oil.
If you set out to engineer a county commissioner, what you’d get would be a lot like Vickie Raines, the mayor of Cosmopolis.
The Grays Harbor Assessor’s Office is one of the few county offices that directly affects your pocketbook. If the office is run efficiently, your taxes are fair and accurate, and your tax bill is timely. If it isn’t … well, they are not.
A county Prosecutor occupies an interesting point in the judicial system, the fulcrum between the courts and the police agencies that enforce state law and local codes.
Now that President Barack Obama has finally laid out a strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State, there are only two (very big) questions that matter:
There have been times in the life of this community – mill closures, fires, a recession that was really a depression – when it faced a tipping point, when the whole thing could have gone this way or that, regaining equilibrium or sliding on down the hill.
C’mon people — it’s just 45 words!
Ever since the financial crash of 2008, we’ve been having an anxious national debate about the growing income gap. What does it mean for American society when most workers’ wages are flat and almost all economic gains flow to the top 1 percent — or to the top one-tenth of 1 percent?