I am writing this letter because I am appalled at these TV ads with adult citizens actually crying about ridiculous attacks about stem cell research, and I want the record set straight.
Five presidential elections ago, when I was editor of another newspaper, I had my all-time encounter with a fringe candidate.
We’re very proud of Initiative 985’s congestion relief policies. Carpool lanes opened during non-peak hours, traffic lights synchronized to optimize traffic flow, accidents cleared out faster, making it clear that people want reducing traffic congestion to be the top transportation priority, all without raising taxes.
For an amazing example of the power of community-based activism, look no further than the Purple Light Nights campaign against domestic violence.
The Sept. 10 edition of the Reporter was stuffed in the back of the newspaper tube under my mailbox. Before recycling, I took a quick look. Inside there was a very unilateral news article (“Many eyes on comprehensive plan”) by staff writer Kris Hill in favor of having the King County Council vote to move the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) to include the “Covington Notch,” which is currently in unicorporated King County.
As the days get shorter. it is especially dark at 6:40 a.m. on Maple Valley Highway/State Route 169. Our junior-high school students wait in the dark and rain for the bus. There is no actual bus stop there, just children standing by the highway. I think in a terrific little community like ours, we ought to be able to find a carpenter or someone who could throw a little bus stop together. Or maybe there is one already built. Surely there is a reader out there who knows where there is a bus stop no longer in use. Or maybe someone has the lumber just lying around?
The Reporter’s switch to a one-a-week print publication is part of our increased emphasis on our online edition. We aren’t kidding with our recent announcement that, while newspapers in general are sweating over the declining readership of their newsprint products, we’re embracing the Web by devoting more of our focus and resources to digital journalism.
In last Saturday’s debate, Governor Christine Gregoire stated that Washington was running an $800 million surplus, while other states were entangled in deficits.
What do weeds in Lake Wilderness and the search for a new Kent School District superintendent have in common? Answer: Average Joes and Josephines can have a big say in how both are handled.
All right, all you 55-plus women out there! Are we ready to make a difference in this presidential campaign? Can we set aside the more conservative tendencies many of us have developed since our hippie days?
Taxpayers like to know that they’re getting their money’s worth from the public agencies that spend it. So check out the bargain that Medic One delivers.
I understand why some people oppose John McCain’s running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and why they disagree with her. But I’m astonished at the brazen hypocrisy of liberals (most of them women) who are seething with anger and hatred towards her. I’ve been around politics for 30 years, and I’ve never seen such unhinged hypocrisy in all my life.
The new Creative Arts Center officially opened last weekend (see related photo on page 3 of today’s Reporter) with an open house on Saturday and an invitation-only shindig the day before. And the revoews are good for the center, with its performance stage, space for art workshops and its gallery and studio for local artists.
All over this state, you have evidence that children are in need of being cared for by their own relatives. Instead, most kids are placed into foster care, where they don’t get the love and attention they should have, which creates dissociative disorders they carry the rest of their lives. These kids have grown up now, and more and more there are parents today that aren’t fit parents – yet they are protected by the state of Washington due to not updating their codes in the law.
Is Washington truly friendly to businesses? It depends on whom you ask.
I suppose this is coming a bit late in the game, but I don’t have much going on right now. So I have decided to run for president.
Simpson is focused on working families
Washington’s voters have consistently voiced a desire to restrict the ability of government officials to unduly raise their tax burden. Initiative 601, passed by voters in 1993, required not only a strict spending limit and a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raise taxes, but also voter approval of any tax increase in excess of the state spending limit.
Thank you for the amazing article written by Erick Walker about the Tahoma High School gymnastics team’s car wash. Thanks to the article and the help of many others, the car wash was a great success. The team washed over 20 cars and raised more than $400. As a surprise, the Millwork Outlet matched our earnings, which gave us a grand total of $825. Again, I would like to thank the Reporter for helping make this event a huge success. Thank you for all you do in our community.
Election day is still a couple months away, but I’m ready to make some predictions on how our state will vote. I think Washington will cast its votes for Democrat Barack Obama for president and Republican Dino Rossi for governor. Here’s why: