Opinion Pieces

Longview Daily News Guest Column: Town hall meetings tonight, Thursday

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In early January, we were all shocked to learn a gunman had opened fire on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a crowd of innocent bystanders at a public event. The event was a "Congress on your Corner" meeting where, in the tradition of town halls, citizens are able to personally share their ideas, questions and concerns with their elected representatives. The ability for…

Longview Daily News Guest Column: Guest Column: 'Obamacare' isn't the cure

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Residents of Southwest Washington deserve low-cost, accessible, quality health care. Unfortunately, the "Obamacare" health care bill that became law last year didn't bring us closer to such a goal. This year we have a chance to start over with reform that actually lowers costs and improves the quality of health care for all Americans. Both parties are to blame for our broken health…