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Letters to the Editor - 03/14/16

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CAMP UNITY

I appreciated your coverage of the homeless camp at the Mary Cash Farm.  This issue was discussed in depth at the Upper Bear Creek Community meeting on Feb. 23. Jim Chan of Permitting explained why the Executive granted emergency status to Camp Unity, and detailed the County Agency’s decision to grant a temporary permit. Also, there were volunteers who had worked extensively with Camp Unity from the Methodist Church, who explained the volunteer supervision of overseeing the camp and that it was clean and well organized. They also explained that each homeless camp had its own sponsors and what happens in Seattle doesn’t pertain to the Eastside camps. The audience was encouraged to stop by and meet the homeless campers and hear their stories, as the park is still open to the public to use for dog walking and other enjoyments.

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Letters to the Editor - 03/07/16

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CAMP UNITY

I am writing in response to your article in the Feb. 29 issue of the Woodinville Weekly regarding Camp Unity. I believe as a society we need to take care of our homeless, but allowing them to take over public property without getting the permits, or holding the appropriate public meeting first, is not right or legal. Do we now allow our county to confiscate public land whenever they deem it necessary? I do not believe for a minute that if my friends and I went to Marymoor and pitched our tents in the middle of the park we would be treated in the same manner as the people in Cold Creek park.

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Letters to the Editor - 01/18/16

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KENNY EASLEY
Derek Johnson’s story about Kenny Easley was one of the best articles on sports writing I have read. It was great that he loved living in Woodinville, and the perspective of the article was mostly about his character, which he developed over time while living here. Clearly he became a mainstay of the team while he was able to play, and was very well supported by his many admirers.

His inner journey was well expressed, by sharing his disappointment in having to come to the rainy Northwest, and a community he knew nothing about. San Francisco has always been a well integrated community of folks of every kind of heritage, race and religious beliefs, and the Northwest was a real unknown. I loved that his neighbors applauded him by TP, which even covered his trees. A true tribute!

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Letters to the Editor - 01/11/16

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A SHOW OF GRATITUDE

We live at the entrance to Reintree just off Woodinville-Duvall Road. There is a flower bed below the wall which labels the neighborhood. There have been, for this whole year, lovely decorations depicting all the holidays.

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