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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
I live on Harts Lake Road South. Lately we have been plagued with people dumping trash here. Not just litter, but huge piles of trash, or even a trailer full of garbage or an abandoned car stuffed … more
We all need to support the EMS levy that South Pierce Fire is asking for. It’s not a new tax. It’s just a reauthorization of the current levy. If you haven’t already needed EMS … more
It seems that emergency services are needed now more than ever. No matter where you live, you could need to call 911 for an emergency. South Pierce Fire and Rescue serves a large area of South … more
To protect our reproductive freedoms, we need to expand the U.S. Supreme Court. The Judiciary Act of 2021 would add four new seats to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices to 13. It … more
This is my rebuttal to Sen. Jim McCune’s June 16 commentary: “What the Supreme Court Draft Opinion on Abortion Means for Washington State.” McCune’s commentary leads the … more
What kind of candidate best represents Southwest Washington? A small business owner who understands the impact of inflation on working people and the local economy. A mother who will ensure health … more
I have never met Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier and mean no disrespect, but I would like to urge more caution and research before he commits the city of Tenino to mixing septage and sewage sludge to … more
I want to thank Tye Menser for serving as Thurston County commissioner these last four years. I have watched many Tuesday commission meetings and am impressed with his intelligence, patience and … more
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