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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
Editor, Civility in public discourse is in short supply. The bipartisan Project for Civic Health refers to a 2018 poll, in which 93% of Americans said incivility is a problem in the United … more
I just returned from visiting family in western Massachusetts. I was in awe of the price of gasoline. I wish I had a pipeline so I could fill up from their pump to my car. At Costco, gas price for … more
I would like to see Stephanie Kangiser on the City Council. She has been a steadfast advocate for Yelm for many years. Her consistency is very apparent and very important, not only because … more
My name is Jerry Toompas, and I’m running for Yelm City Council Position 2. The election is less than a week away, and I did what I could to show who I am and reach as many people as I could. I … more
Dear editor, Your best choice for Thurston County commissioner is Vivian Eason! She has 35 years of experience working at the county, but she is not a politician! She is for the people! … more
Dear Thurston County voters, We have a great opportunity for positive change with this election. You’ve probably seen headlines about chronic mismanagement at the Port of Olympia. As a … more
It’s a very interesting and important off-year election with the expansion of the Board of County Commissioners and the port commission. There is a tax proposal to bolster law enforcement also … more
Emily Clouse is a competent, caring, hard-working alternative to anti-government, unaffiliated candidate Terry S. Ballard. Terry Ballard is a destroyer who wants to tear down the county … more
Vote Jasmine Vasavada for Port of Olympia District 1 to bring leadership that will stand up for our local community and small business. Port commissions have historically been the old boys club where … more
The Nisqually Valley News ran an article in March of this year that covered a loss to Roy of $40,000, an overpayment in salary to the Roy treasurer, as well as other discrepancies. While it was … more
The citizens of Yelm have an opportunity to hold on to an amazing City Council member. Let’s not pass this one up. A compassionate and capable young woman, Ashley Lea Brooks is running to … more
This letter is regarding the search warrant that was just executed on Green Hill School by the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET). Green Hill School is the state of Washington’s long-term … more
I was fortunate to attend a Joe Kent Washington District 3 event October 2022 held in Bucoda — with guest speaker Tulsi Gabbard. It was very crowded in the park that afternoon with … more
To the voters of the Southeast Thurston Fire Authority: The Southeast Thurston Fire Authority Board of Commissioners would like to thank the citizens for supporting our recent levy restoration. … more
LETTERS POLICY: Submit letters to the editor typed or legibly handwritten. Generally, letters should be 350 words or fewer. Deadline is noon Tuesday. Include name, address and a daytime telephone … more
On a recent trip to Snoqualmie Falls via the backroads east of Yelm and McKenna, I noticed a large number of yard signs strongly critical of the prospective development of a major commercial airport … more
When you place a 911 call to report a fire or other emergency, do you want the fire department to respond and arrive at the location almost immediately? If the answer to the above is yes, then … more
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