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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

Thanks from St. Mary’s School

St. Mary’s School would like to extend a deep and sincere “thank you” to the Grays Harbor community and beyond, for the prayers, donations, thoughts and support that they have received after the catastrophic flood displaced them in late January.

Who’s minding the store?

The incompetence of the leadership in this county’s Auditor’s Office continues to amaze me. As I write this, no one can purchase license tabs or license plates or transfer a vehicle title at our courthouse in Montesano.

No need for visitor center

In response to Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson’s sales pitch for future growth: A visitor center – good thought, especially the restroom idea. After what I just witnessed over Valentine’s Day weekend, with the new traffic lane constriction coming into town, summer vacationers will be urinating in their pants, just to get here — because you’ll have traffic backed up to Junction City or beyond. Not to mention the litter that will undoubtedly collect along the roadside.

Thank-You Letters

Lincoln Elementary School, in the Hoquiam School District, would like to extend a huge thank you to the Making A Difference For Grays Harbor Kids for their support of our students. Spearheaded by Joe and Beverly Cornell, this foundation has provided coats, hats, gloves, toys and many school supplies to our students for a generation.