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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
 

Walking the walk

I am a member of Hoquiam First Baptist Church, and our church is currently hosting the River City homeless camp. These folks have been with us since Dec. 1 and were supposed to move on to another church by the first of March.

Messy highways

Our Washington highways are the garbage dumps of the Pacific Northwest! Just take a ride on any of our roads and you will see what I am talking about. This is disgraceful. Something needs to be done about this.

Heads in the sand

Once again, the Hoquiam City Council is taking up the issue of E-Verify in regard to the letting of contracts to do thinning and planting in the Hoquiam Watershed. At present, there is only one contractor willing to comply and, of course, is demanding a premium price.

Principle vs. risk

I agree with County Commissioner Wes Cormier that the timber companies should not get tax breaks if they don’t share the forest. I voted with Wes to implement the ordinance with the hope that the timber companies would come to the table and agree to fees similar to a Discovery Pass for state parks. They did not and filed a lawsuit against Grays Harbor County.

Hiding behind bureaucrats

The state’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) has made an administrative rule that opens public bathrooms and locker rooms to people of either gender. Reaction has been intense. Some Washingtonians consider the rule a critical victory for transgender people. Others consider it radical social engineering that’s already produced unintended consequences.

Check the Constitution

Concerning the recent comments, by the Republican Party hierarchy, it only makes sense that the public and voters should know what the Constitution of the United States says about the nomination and appointment of a Supreme Court Judge.