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The average citizen can’t compete; ban gifts and free meals to lawmakers | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

Our democracy is strongest when average, middle-class people trust their elected representatives and have a voice.


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Giving tree, food drive community thank you

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 11:00AM

It is with great pleasure that I am sending out this thank you and appreciation note to the greater Bonney Lake citizens, businesses, Sumner School District schools, organizations and families for the most generous giving to our department for this year’s Bonney Lake Giving Tree and Citywide Food Drive.

Inslee not sticking to his campaign promises | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 2:07PM

Last week Rich Elfers’ column “Careful with those promises” was timely not only as a personal point but as a political one, too. Democrat Gov. Inslee would do well to read the column and take it to heart. Two years ago in the Olympia Journal Inslee emphatically stated he was “sticking to his guns” that “new taxes won’t fix Washington’s budget woes.” Oops – is that one of those broken promises to which Elfers referred?

Inslee’s budget doesn’t work with McCleary ruling | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Gov. Jay Inslee’s education budget proposal falls far short of what is needed to comply with the orders issued by the Supreme Court in McCleary v Washington. If adopted, it would move this state one step closer to a constitutional crisis.

East Pierce: you get the service you pay for | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue commissioners, in a 5-2 vote, authorized the layoff of firefighters.

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In light of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

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