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Reasons to vote against Bethel bond

Ten reasons I’m voting NO on the Bethel school bond: 1. Voters rejected the bond just two months ago. 2. Major contributors to the new bond pitch, according to Public…

Eatonville schools bond meets needs of learners and athletes

Eatonville schools bond meets needs of learners and athletes

By Krestin Bahr We have had many questions and input on some of the bond subjects. I hope to clarify some of these issues with the people of the community.…

Eatonville schools deserve voter support

By Corinne Lucas As many of us have just finished figuring our taxes or are in the midst of them, it may be hard to think of passing a bond…

Owen’s civilized ways unlike ‘other’ Washington

By Don C. Brunell For the last 20 years, Lieutentant Governor Brad Owen, a Democrat, has served Washington well. Now, he is retiring and leaving the state Senate as he…

A common-sense Bethel bond would pass

We moved to Graham in 1963 and have never not voted for a school levy or bond, etc. Even during the years that our children and grandchildren attended privates schools,…

The future of Social Security and women

By Kirk Larson March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face in the 21st century.…

Hunting regulation isn’t a total ban

By Bob Walter Last September, I received a phone call from a constituent about a request by a bow hunter to shoot a deer in his yard in Eatonville. The…

Hold government accountable to the people

Hold government accountable to the people

By Randi Becker As the chairwoman of the state Senate Health Care Committee and a member of the budget committee (Ways and Means), I’m in a unique position. In both…

Nobody at the wheel

Nobody at the wheel

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. on the state Senate’s objections to Governor Jay Inslee’s nominations for directors of the state transportation and corrections departments.…

Railroads keep us on track

By Don C. Brunell In January, the American Association of Railroads or AAR published its first-ever state of the railroads annual report focusing on the industry’s economic value, innovations and…