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Editor, In his article on Washington salmon fisheries management, Ed Johnstone calls for greater emphasis on habitat protection and restoration, not harvest management alone, to help recover … more
Editor, Respectfully, to my community I ask several questions. Please read them and contemplate how you would answer. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the Yelm Community Center, … more
Editor, I am dismayed each time I see high school students protesting for something essential that earlier generations enjoyed and took for granted … and now deny to younger generations. … more
Editor, It has been shocking to see the Yelm school district levy fail and the accompanying job losses. One positive thing we can do is elect representatives who will support state funding for … more
Editor, I am a freshman at Yelm High School, an honor roll student, who cares about the education system. Without the school, I wouldn't be here now. I am writing this to voice my concerns on … more
Editor,  I was so saddened by the failure of the Yelm Public Schools levy not passing for the second time. I am an 88-year-old widow living on a fixed income, and I have never voted against … more
Editor, School districts are unique, in that people have the right to engage in something they might not fully understand, leading to real consequences for children and staff. From comments I … more
Passing EP&O levy necessary to providing comprehensive education to students   Editor, As a dedicated member of the Yelm community, I am writing to express my enthusiastic … more
Editor, To the esteemed members of the Yelm community, I address you today not merely as residents who fulfill vital roles in our community — as bankers, accountants, engineers, … more
Editor, As a longtime, proven, loyal advocate and leader in our wonderful community, I encourage all eligible voters to vote yes on our upcoming levy ballots. Our students have been through … more
Editor, We need another bridge. When this Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plan is completed, all the traffic will be gridlocked between Roy and Walmart. I drive this … more
Editor, As a Yelm Community Schools parent I am urging our community to vote yes for kids in the upcoming levy. Our students are finally recovering from the years of pandemic sacrifices: … more
Editor, Schools do need the funding from the capital gains tax. I disagree with Sen. John Braun’s Feb. 20 commentary titled “Democrats are wrong to use children as defense of … more
Editor, I am appalled at the recent ballots that were received for the primary election. Why do we need to declare on the outside cover whether we are voting Democratic and Republican? Is this … more
Editor, For the Nisqually Valley News (NVN) to name Line Roy its 2023 Person of the Year is misplaced at best. Ms. Roy is a public servant and, as such, is paid by Yelm taxpayers as a city … more
Editor, On Feb. 13, voters will decide whether Yelm Community Schools should keep its levy, which is a tax of up to $2.50 per $1,000 and makes up 13% of all district funding. I urge voters to … more
Editor, I’m writing in response to Julie McDonald’s guest commentary, Jan. 25. She starts out calling Joe Kent a far-right critic, a MAGA extremist who has ties to Adolf Hitler … more
Editor, Dear Commissioners: As a Thurston County resident residing just east of Yelm, I am writing to express my dismay at the condition of our county roads after the recent snow event. It … more
Editor, I want to congratulate the folks of We Love Rainier for creating a magical holiday lights experience for all those passing through Rainier at night. It brightened up even the most dismal … more
Regarding your Dec. 5 Look Back in History — 15 years ago, you report: “The only thing keeping Walmart from building a connector to 103rd Avenue was a permit from the state Department of … more
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