The White Salmon Valley Pool District Board’s preferred location for a new community swimming pool is on property owned by the White Salmon Valley School District, between NW Loop Road and the Sharon E. Schalk Transportation Center. The Pool Board arrived at this consensus during a June 6 sp…

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The Insitu Corporation’s refusal to release the number of employees who have been or are in the process of being laid off as part of Insitu’s restructuring of its business is odd. We understand Insitu CEO Esina Alic’s concern about not wanting to cause an unnecessary panic in the community, …

Our Congressional Representative, Jaime Herrera Beutler, declined to hold town hall meetings during last week’s Presidents’ Day recess. She found time, however, to hold a closed-to-the-public gathering at swanky Skamania Lodge in Stevenson last Wednesday.

It’s week two of the federal government shutdown and many of us out here in the hinterlands are still wondering what the Republican end game is. We know what the shutdown represents symbolically: a ransom note to President Obama and Senate Democrats to give in to House Republican demands on the federal budget, i.e., defund or delay the Affordable Care Act, or else the Republicans will increase the pain their hostages — the American people — are enduring at their expense.

Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. It’s hardly as robust a discussion as it should be, but it’s a desperately needed start.

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