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Letters to the Editor - 6/6/16

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The Industrialization of the Washington Wine Industry

In 1987, I started Silver Lake Winery in an industrial park in Bothell, Wash. At the time, the location seemed adequate because the cost of moving in and the rent was cheap. However, it became evident very soon that locating in an industrial space was not the image that I wanted for our winery. It was very sterile and we were surrounded by asphalt and delivery trucks. I was disenchanted because I was lured into the wine industry because of its romance and there was nothing romantic with being in an industrial park. As soon as we could afford it, we bought a vineyard in the agricultural region in Zillah, Wash. and began producing our wines and selling them out of our tasting room in the same location. We also opened a tasting room in Woodinville so we could be where the population existed. Like other great wineries, we created an environment for our customers to enjoy the total wine experience surrounded by open spaces, grass lawns, picnic tables and Mother Nature.

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Letters to the Editor - 5/30/16

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Black lives matter sign stolen

The Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church has had a “Black Lives Matter” sign hanging from its wayside pulpit since June of 2015 when nine African Americans were killed during a bible study at the AME Emanuel Church. In the past two weeks, the sign has been stolen two times. The last time it was stolen between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon.

Last week the Eastshore Unitarian Universalist Church had its Black Lives Matter banner vandalized. We have no idea if the vandalism is related.

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Letters to the Editor - 5/23/16

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KING COUNTY BUDGET

In the recent Woodinville Weekly article “King County officials pessimistic about budget” by Briana Gerdeman, Councilmember Kathy Lambert and Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett claimed that property tax levies were limited to 1 percent a year.

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Letters to the Editor - 5/16/16

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CHALLENGE PROGRAM

With two children in the Northshore School District, I have seen no program better support every student’s dreams and ambitions than Challenge. The Save Our Challenge petition on Change.org has 1,387 supporters.

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Letters to the Editor - 5/9/16

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195TH STREET BARRIER

I would like to commend the City Council for not only ignoring the recommendations of its own traffic engineer regarding removal of the 195th Street barrier, but for casting votes in direct conflict to the will of the people. I further commend the Council for demonstrating to our children that civic involvement is a fruitless exercise and that all voices are not valued equally. Lastly, I congratulate the Council for casting aside the self-important rhetoric spewed by the articulate 11-year-old boy who dared to ask for a safe walking route to school.

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