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A bill coming up this session is HB 1025. It is a bill that will open up each and every law enforcement officer and private security guard to nuisance litigation, and will also transfer liability to … more
Hi, my name is Heidi, and I am on the Yelm Creative District Task Force. We are working to have Yelm become a Washington State Certified Creative District which has the potential to bring in grant … more
Last year, the American people rejected extreme election deniers in key races. But we were unable to win every fight, and a tremendous threat to our democracy remains: the new Speaker of the House … more
The beginning of a new year is a fresh start and a chance to make the most of the opportunities that come our way. January is Mental Wellness Month and has been designated to recognize the … more
As one of the households impacted by rumored power station vandalism, I think it’s long past time for us to face the unpleasant facts that our decades-old power grid infrastructure needs to be … more
My name is Brody Quiggle. I was born May 6, 1981, at Centralia General Hospital. I was put up for adoption at 7 weeks old. It was a closed adoption to George and Teri Quiggle.  I’m … more
I want to applaud Julie McDonald for her excellent guest commentary. Her no-holds-barred objective summary of this past summer and this election season was refreshing. We, the voters, need to … more
Although I appreciate all the staff do for our town of Yelm, our town is growing too much. We’ve been here for 35 years and watched its progress. I’ve seen our now mom and pop cafes cut … more
Washington’s 3rd Congressional District election has been a nail biter. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez holds a significant lead, but Joe Kent has been on Steve Bannon’s podcast war room saying … more
Sen. Lynda Wilson’s Oct. 25 commentary in The Nisqually Valley News suggested that the efforts since 2012, first by the Fish and Wildlife Commission and more recently by the Legislature, to … more
To the people of Thurston County and Pierce County: I am Keith Swank. As we near the end of this long campaign I just wanted to express my gratitude for the outpouring of support I have received. … more
I’m being bombarded by ads from dark money groups saying America is coming to an end because of violent crime and inflation. Are we better off now? Remember two years ago states were using … more
I oppose the Greenfield mega airport for many obvious reasons. There are many other options that don’t ignore the growth management plan. No doubt eminent domain would be used to acquire much … more
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is a working-class Democrat that is mobilizing a new generation of rural, dirt road democrats. She owns an auto repair shop, lives in rural Skamania County, and is the first … more
In a couple of weeks, I will be voting Joe Kent for congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. I am a supporter of and was a donor to Jaime Herrera Beutler’s campaign for … more
Once again, this is the case with the current effort to decide on a location recommendation for a new mega airport in the Puget Sound region. It is done very skillfully and intentionally through … more
Southwest Washington deserves a congressional representative that understands our natural resources, small towns and working people. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has volunteered at her local conservation … more
I read with sadness that the Pierce County Animal Shelter has an overflow of pets needing homes. Apparently people are needing to surrender their pets due to the high cost of living. Many who … more
Monkeypox is spreading rapidly across the Puget Sound. Seattle has seen a tenfold increase in case counts in the past week. The virus is spread through sexual, skin to skin contact, as well as … more
I always enjoy Dr. Richard Stride’s commentary in the Nisqually Valley News. Concerning Theodore Roosevelt, while the man had many good attributes, as related in the PBS hagiography and Dr. … more
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