A news article in The Columbian announced: “After 7 decades, a home furnishings era ends,” (Oct. 27). Mattress Factory Outlet owner, Jeff Weinstein, and his late father, Allan Weinstein, are pure history in Vancouver and Clark County.
Great to see new members getting together across party lines to discuss issues, in search of common ground. ("Can female lawmakers clean House of its gridlock?" by Kathleen Parker, The Columbian, Nov. 29).
If the person or persons who stole this old World War II vet's mailbox off the post on Southeast Evergreen Highway would come to my house, I would give them the keys, as I have no further use for them now. Also, I now realize it would not be smart to install another mailbox.
It's interesting, don't you think? Recently Cowlitz County, along with many other communities, was stopped by China over recycling plastic; China will no longer take it. Even now, counties and states are passing laws to limit the use of various plastics.
In reaction to The Columbian's Nov. 30 editorial "In Our View -- Bridge Lifts a Small Piece," I agree that Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's proposal to adjust bridge-lifting schedules would be a drop in the ocean of measures necessary to avert the looming great metro traffic infarction. But other proposals also lack vision.
We participated in the Santa Clothes for Kids sponsored by the Clark County Rotary Clubs and hosted by J.C. Penney at Vancouver Mall. It was such joy to observe the response of these young people as they squeal with delight at this sweatshirt, those pj’s, that dress, those boots.
There is currently a proposal to build the world's largest methanol refinery in Kalama. For the health of our country and for the strength of our economy, it is vitally important that we prevent this plant from being built.
Climate change is obviously real, and should everyone's priority. But I believe the focus on how to solve this problem is missing two key elements. First, 86 percent of the emissions that cause warming comes from outside the U.S. Look up air pollution in China. When you see the pictures, you won't be so concerned about using your gas lawn mower.
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