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Lauding Gordon

Many residents on the lower Wishkah Road have worked diligently, patiently and with firm hope that the Wishkah Road, from milepost 2.2 to 2.7 would have flood mitigation through the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority.

Part-time commissioners?

I was glad to read in the paper that the county now has enough money to pay some property owner at least $70,000 more than his property was worth. Eminent domain laws were written just to protect taxpayers from this sort of huge over payment.

Your primary vote is important

Please vote in the May 24 presidential primary. It will cost you mere pennies and take mere minutes away from your busy life. Even though individual political parties may use a caucus to choose their candidate, The Revised Code of Washington Chapter 29A.56.010 addresses the reason to have a statewide primary.

Supporting Ayers

Ken Ayers has been purchasing auto parts from my business, Borden’s Auto Parts, for the past three years. In this time I have developed a great working relationship with Ken. He has always treated me honestly, fair and ethically.

PUD rates

In case you haven’t noticed, we got ourselves three wily PUD commissioners. Using the numbers from my March 2016 bill, their proposed straight-line 7.5 cents per kilowatt hour rate system would have raised my bill by 14.66 percent. It’s a good thing that they agreed to raise it only 11.46 percent!

Grays Harbor mayor’s prayer breakfast

The last two years I have been privileged to serve as the co-chair of the Governor’s prayer breakfast in Olympia. This is an event that has been happening since 1941, when then Gov. Langley instituted the first one. Washington was the first state ever to do this.

Gender pay gap doesn’t hold up under scrutiny

T knew eventually this day would come, a day when a journalist in a mainstream publication would have enough courage to write a piece exposing the wage gap myth for the lie that it is despite the overwhelming de facto left-wing censorship that is political correctness. The piece I’m referring to is, “The persistent myth of the gender wage gap and what’s behind it” written by Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Cynthia M. Allen and appearing in
 

Not a Hillary supporter

We all know if you cannot believe what people say, you can have no relationship with them. You never know when they are telling the truth and when you are being lied to. Some people we know prefer to lie when the truth would serve them better. People who lie about inconsequential things are usually not dangerous.

Thank-You Letters

The Solheim family was overwhelmed with your support after the death of Ron (Dad and Papa). We thank each and every person who sent a card, message, food, flowers or donation. It was apparent he was deeply loved and respected. He will be dearly missed.

Risks far outweigh any benefit from proposed oil terminals in Grays Harbor

More than 500 people testified last fall at two public hearings about crude oil terminals proposed at the Port of Grays Harbor. More than 90,000 submitted written comments on a draft environmental study, the vast majority calling on local and state officials to deny permits for the terminals. They pose too many risks and costs to our communities, the health and safety of our families and our regional economy.

Monte Senior Center looking for donations

This is an update on the progress for the new and improved Montesano Senior Center. For those of you who are not aware, we are going into the building between the Beehive and the Organic 101 Store. The Senior Center will be completely new, top to bottom with a brand new kitchen, furnishings, dishes, silverware, you name it!

Pacific County PUD candidate

I am announcing my candidacy for PUD Commissioner District No. 3. I served in the military, retired from Weyerhaeuser after 25 years, and currently own and operate Ken’s Garage in South Bend. My roots and commitment to my neighbors run deep.