Opinion

How about some economic stimulus for families and individuals in need?

I would like to suggest three ways for people to use all or part of their economic stimulus tax rebate: (1) Make a financial gift to charity and help a neighbor in need who is suffering from layoff, injury, illness or the effects of poverty. (2) Spend some of your rebate at a non-profit thrift stor. Stretch your funds and help a worthy mission. (3) Finally, if you really have to buy a new furniture set or plasma TV, contact a charity and offer your good-condition used one.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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From LeeAnn Daus of Girl Scouts Troop 1415 and Boy Scouts Troop and Cub Scouts Pack 517:

Thank you for putting our Boy Scouts picture in the paper. Thank you for all you do for our community. I really enjoy the paper. I noticed the web version seems to have more content. I like that as well.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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The duty of Valley Medical

In the last election, I was elected on a reform platform to try and bring more transparency to governing King County Public Hospital District 1 (Valley Medical Center). I want to thank you for the trust that so many citizens and voters have placed in myself and other elected officials to work together to ensure public resources are being used for the maximum public good.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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Metro buses are on the horizon

For all the gains Metro Transit has made in ridership and expanded service over the years, there’s been a bit of a disconnect in some comparatively underserved areas.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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Replacing superintendent Grohe won’t be easy but must be right

It’s spring, and you know what that means?

  • May 24, 2008
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Transportation: What went wrong, what’s to decide

It’s expected that transportation will be the biggest local issue in the 2008 elections. Most people aren’t happy. But instead of trying to find scapegoats, let’s review some history to see why we’re paying higher transportation taxes for longer commutes.

  • May 24, 2008
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Suffering from seasonal disorientation? Who isn’t?

Suffering from calendar confusion? You and me both, my friend.

  • May 21, 2008
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Rossi’s sensible road plan

Put aside for a moment the pros and cons of Dino Rossi’s just released transportation plan and consider this: It outlines what direction we should go in, why, how to get there, and how we’ll pay for it. Sound unusual? It should. No gubernatorial candidate or sitting governor has done that in nearly 30 years.

  • May 3, 2008
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If you can’t beat growth, manage it

Diverging interests that might become more prominent soon in Maple Valleywere at play at a meeting at Covington City Hall last Wednesday.

  • Apr 23, 2008
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It’s unlikely that county can fix animal shelters

Here’s what King County calls proper treatment of animals in its animal shelters:

  • Apr 9, 2008
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