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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
South Pierce Fire & Rescue is an integral part of the local community, providing fire protection services to a large area spanning 140 square miles. With three staffed stations and a minimum … more
Yelm has an opportunity to elect two outstanding new school board members. Linda Hale is in a primary contest with Bill Hauss and Kay Anderson for the district 5 seat. Linda has five girls in … more
Something has got to be done about the intersection of Vail Road and state Route 507. The cross traffic is extremely dangerous and having had to get onto 507 from Vail many times, I have had to … more
Thurston County’s Nisqually Valley had no Pineapple Express or atmospheric river floods from Hawaii this fall and winter.   Mother Nature sent this season’s storms to California. … more
South Pierce Fire and Rescue is a formidable force in the world of emergency response, covering 140 square miles and providing advanced life support and mutual aid to Ashford and Elbe in an … more
This time of year is when many graduates may be wondering what they would like to do for the rest of their lives, and I’d like to offer some hope and sensible economic context for them. … more
Again, there was another break in at Mariachi Alegre. The first break-in smashed the front door glass and some items were stolen. The second break-in happened at 4 a.m. on a past Saturday. The person … more
Thank you Rep. Marilyn Strickland for standing up for your constituents. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his fellow Republicans are threatening to drive the U.S. to default on our debts if … more
For those that don’t know there is a Creative District Task Force for Yelm, the name is a little heavy, but it is a committed group of people that want to help Yelm continue being a place where … more
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez voted no on HR 2811, a bill Republicans recently passed. Titled the Limit, Save, Grow Act, this measure is a common sense approach to raising the debt limit while reducing … more
It’s heartbreaking. There appears to be an all-out war for our children.   Washington state recently passed Senate Bill 5599. This allows the state to legally take children away from … more
Puget Sound area passenger and freight air traffic is projected to double by 2050, and even with future expansions at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Paine Field, there will not be … more
There is a movement called ESG (which stands for environmental, social and governance) that was not widely known when I moved away from the East Coast. While the ESG lobby was laying out its … more
I have always felt we have the most wonderful country in the world. Even though some of my friends have different views than myself, I still honor them and their right to their opinions. Recent … more
I am writing this letter to help myself and others in this vital part of Southwest Washington come to grips with hypocrisy and the lack of honesty in politics. In an area mainly consisting of … more
There is a meme floating around out on social media. It shows a man and a woman in swimwear jogging on a beach looking at each other saying, “Let’s not think anymore, let us trust … more
As the infrastructure funds are flowing to the state(s), it would be great if Sen. Jim McCune, and Reps. Andrew Barkis and J.T. Wilcox would speak up to help provide public bus service to Roy. … more
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