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If you had to name just one person whom you thought was most responsible for the divisiveness in this country, who would it be? I… Continue reading
We are planning our first breakfast meeting for May 17 at Umpqua Bank.
As the Bike Park opens, the fence remains, covered in blackberries surrounding invasive knotweed.
Anyone who thinks an AR-15 (M-16) is just cosmetic in appearance has a screw loose.
I know that I am not alone when I say with confidence that Congress has a moral obligation to take clear and concise action on… Continue reading
The spirited crowd that showed up to support the “March for Life” in North Bend blew me away. It was students, teachers and parents saying… Continue reading
Assault weapons ban will prevent mass shootings more effectively than hiking the age to buy them | Letter
As a Marine, I spent a year of my life packing an M-60 machine gun all over Vietnam back in 1969 and part of 1970.… Continue reading
What do “freedom” and “patriotism” really mean? In an effort to convince enough Americans to vote against their own vital interests, Republicans have co-opted much… Continue reading
I thank David Stevens for his letter attacking Chris Petzold because it so clearly illustrates our divided nation. Petzold’s letter is filled with empathy, pain… Continue reading
I was born in 1947, and yes, my generation has failed the next generation in many ways. David Stevens didn’t hit a single one of… Continue reading
I love reading the Valley Record for its local news but I really have to question the delivery method when the papers litter the streets… Continue reading
I shudder when I read about the fear tactics that blame mass shootings on guns over and over. Let’s look at facts for a change.… Continue reading
To Rep. Jay Rodne: I am thoroughly disgusted by your actions on Feb. 23. It sickens me that you are “voted by the people and… Continue reading
Another mass school shooting breaks our hearts. Yet Congress refuses to legislate universal background checks that most Americans want. A June 2016 CNN/ORC poll found… Continue reading
The American Lung Association applauds Snoqualmie Mayor Matthew R. Larson for standing up for the health of our youth and families by joining 235 other… Continue reading
I read with interest any ideas that are offered about solving violence in our schools. It is incumbent on us all, as parents, to offer… Continue reading
First they shot up Columbine High School. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t live there, and I love my gun.
There is a sliver of hope amidst the utter gloom of the recent Florida incident. Eyebrows may be raised at my characterization of the Parkland… Continue reading
I couldn’t sleep last Wednesday. I tossed and turned, the images of the students in Florida walking out of their school, single file, their Valentine’s… Continue reading