If the issue truly was never about abortion, then we would expect lawmakers to spread the word regarding Planned Parenthood: The organization's clinics in Washington do not sell fetal tissue and do not perform partial-birth abortions.
Kudos are in order for everybody involved with the inaugural gathering of the Mill Creek Supper Club, providing a slice of dignity for those suffering from dementia and a respite for their caregivers. Owner Russell Brent and his staff at Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground underwent training for dealing with those afflicted with Alzheimer's, dementia or related diseases, and then set about creating a welcoming and safe place for them.
Here are two statistics worthy of perusal: Since 1980, the population of the United States has grown by about 40 percent; in that same period, the federal prison population has grown by about 800 percent.
A boom in construction of multifamily residential units throughout Vancouver is worthy of huzzahs on several levels. City officials recently reported that 3,417 units are under review or under construction, and Chad Eiken, director of community and economic development, said: "In the past, maybe three- to four-hundred would have been our normal backlog of units. This is a huge spike."
They are your neighbors, your co-workers, the people you pass on the street or encounter at the grocery store. They are veterans who have served in defense of the United States, admirably and honorably protecting the nation, be it in peacetime or wartime.