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I would like to see our local pastors Jeff Adams and Sylvia Peterson back in the Nisqually Valley News once a week. Their spiritual guidance is needed in these troubled times. They give scriptures … more
I am a young woman of color. I am scared of the climate crisis and how it is already disproportionately impacting communities of color. That is why I am supporting Beth Doglio to represent … more
The first time I heard about climate change I was 6, standing in front of the bustling Proctor Farmers Market with my dad, who was petitioning. The scientific projections, droughts, wildfires and … more
Yelm Mayor JW Foster and the executive team presented to the council on Tuesday, Oct. 13, a first draft of the 2021-2022 biennium budget that includes roughly $14.4 million in anticipated revenue and … more
With Representative Mike Pellicciotti stepping down from the Washington state House to run for treasurer, there is an open seat for the 30th district this election cycle. I am supporting Democrat … more
One of the president’s many failings in addressing the crisis of COVID-19 has been his inability to understand a simple but difficult reality: That we cannot address the economic crisis until we … more
Please educate yourself as to what is at stake in the upcoming 2020 election. Seniors, look at what is proposed for cutting Social Security and Medicare by the current administration. Young families, … more
I just realized the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare and pre-existing conditions are toast, as is Social Security.The case to kill the ACA, which was brought by the president and 20 Republican states, … more
Don’t vote for Marilyn Strickland for 10th Congressional seat; the Puyallup Tribe is still suing Tacoma to stop construction of LNG plant.It was because of Mrs. Strickland that Tacoma is fighting … more
I’m writing in Marty McClendon for Congress in our 10th Congressional District. Neither of the Democrat candidates support anything I believe in. Both want a carbon tax the only difference is one … more
If you are interested in keeping Thurston County great and pristine, representing your interests, you need to vote for Gary Edwards. He is honorable and caring and loves this county. Christine … more
A vote for Doglio is a vote for a clean energy future. In the past weeks, many Washingtonians experienced the effects of climate change, whether having to evacuate their homes or being trapped … more
This November, we can choose a representative who is a champion for the people in Beth Doglio, or a champion for big corporations in Marilyn Strickland. Beth has pledged to take no money from … more
I am voting for Beth Doglio for Congress because of her advocacy for working people. As a state legislator, she passed a bill giving part-time workers the right to organize. When firefighters asked … more
Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards sought private Social Security information from the county human resources department about a candidate running for a seat on the commission. The full story … more
Carolina Mejia is the best person for County Commissioner, District 1, and her opponents know it. They know that they have no chance of beating her in a fair campaign based on the issues — issues … more
I think it’s interesting that Gary Edwards, Bud Blake and John Hutchings all run as independents in our county commissioner races because they don’t believe they can make it as Republicans in … more
The primary election in Washington state is over and the general is going to be here sooner than we know it. If you value liberty you should be paying very close attention and preparing yourself and … more
On Aug. 20, Republican operatives attacked Thurston County Commission candidate Carolina Mejia with false accusations that she was not a citizen. Additionally, Mejia was sent messages containing her … more
I loved, loved, loved the political cartoon in the Aug. 20 issue depicting Joe Biden as the Wizard of Oz cautioning us to ignore the “far left radicals” represented by “Kamala’s Medicare for … more
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