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State reps support fire levy | Letters to the Editor

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  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:09AM

We urge a yes vote on this vital measure. Without it, the department will be forced to reduce on duty staffing which could lead to closed fire stations and increased response times.

 

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Renewing the fire levy is the responsible thing to do | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 2:45PM

I just received my Voters Pamphlet and I had some concerns with some of the information the Vote No! on East Pierce Fire and Rescue Proposition 1 committee is putting out there.

Renewing levy crucial to maintaining emergency operations | Letter to the Editor

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 3:54PM

This November, the fire district is asking voters to renew a maintenance and operations levy. If approved, it would renew the expiring levy at the current, annual levels of approximately 37 cents per $1,000 of assessed property values through 2018.

Political signs are a part of the democratic process | Special to the Courier-Herald

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Public participation is necessary to our democracy, whether we are involved in a national election or a local school levy. As the western writer Louis L’Amour said, “To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants.”

Families have resources to ensure kids’ success

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

Many thanks to Katherine Smith for her comprehensive and helpful coverage of the “fail” label for schools in Washington state.

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