Guest Columns

The 100-year flood myth

flood myth by the Federal/State Joint Disaster Information Center
Washington property owners still recovering from the effects of the 1995 and 1996 winter floods have been heard to wonder whether the state has suffered yet another 100-year flood.

Congressional budget plans call for historic education cuts

education cuts by Judith Billings, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Public schools nationwide are facing the largest federal funding reduction in history under the terms of stop-gap spending plans being advanced in Congress.

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Cedar County will give citizens back their government

Cedar County When Cedar County becomes a reality, the citizens will get their government back. Some families have paid King County property taxes for several generations--mine has since 1884.

Tax dollars in action

tax dollars I found your recent article, "Wastewater line to run from Bothell to Woodinville" (Mar. 4), surprising. I was surprised by the lack of further information in regard to this proposed "public art."

Why voucher schools?

voucher method Public schools are not the best choice for every student. We will vote on this question in November 1996.

Narrow agendas alienate electorate

alienated electorate The Republican Mainstream Committee was founded to encourage grassroots political activism by those who believe in the party's traditional principles of economic growth and individual freedom.

Women needed for a breast cancer risk study

cancer study Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is currently recruiting 400 women for a study to identify counseling needs of women at risk for breast cancer.