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Letters to the Editor are welcome and encouraged. Please send them to us at: P.O. Box 587 or 17936 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd.; Woodinville, WA 98072; or deliver them to our office. They may also be faxed to (206) 486-7593. Letters must be signed and must include a daytime telephone number for confirmation. They may be edited.

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Falsehoods presented as facts

falsehoods vs. facts The ongoing debate over the Sorenson Community Center is a vital part of helping the voters decide this issue. However, when falsehoods are presented as facts, it is an insult to the voters and not a help.

Spend taxpayers' money wisely

spend taxes wisely Here are figures for the Woodinville voters to look at and compare ...

Fire District personnel openly advocates its agenda

open agenda As an employee of the Woodinville Fire District, I would like to comment on a recent letter printed in the opinion section of the Weekly.
  

Men don't think there's a need to signal

no signals Do you know that men don't need to signal for direction as to where they plan to go? Maybe it's no one else's business, or they don't know.

Proposal illegal, constitutionally wrong

illegal proposal I read that there is an effort to get a bill through our state government that would make it a crime for anybody that ignores an obviously injured victim of a violent crime to be charged with accessory to assault or for homicide if the victim dies.

Vance and his constituents are the real 'NIMBYs'

the real NIMBYs Chris Vance calls us "a bunch of disgruntled urban NIMBYs." He's given his developer friends every policy change needed to keep Blakely Ridge and Northridge alive, despite the near unanimous opposition by the local citizens and the City of Redmond.

Young readers write

This section continues with excerpts from letters written by young people concerned about today's issues and events.

Illiteracy affects entire community

illiteracy Illiteracy is a growing problem in our community. According to the U.S. Department of Education, one in five American adults is functionally illiterate, that is, unable to use reading, writing, and computation skills in everyday situations.

Sport teaches lifelong lessons

fast-pitch softball It's good to see so many girls playing fast-pitch softball. Not only is it a fun sport, but it also builds character, discipline, self-esteem, and confidence, particularly at the pitching position.

Senseless deforestation

senseless deforestation Did you know that the Earth loses 78 million acres of rain forest every year? That's an area the same size as the country of Poland. This senseless deforestation is just like shooting ourselves in the foot.