Northwest NEWS

May 25, 1998


Letters to the Editor

World War II Memorial is about education

 We must stop and remind ourselves that it has been more than 50 years since the war's end and that as time goes by fewer and fewer of those of us who served in that monumental event will ever see the project become a reality. There are nearly 150,000 WWII veterans living in Washington, but some 400 die every month, so time is clearly of the essence.

Father feels mug shot policy by police needs review

 My son is on the honor roll at school and, in fact, had received an award just the night before at the school. If this is the type of youth we feel we must frighten and intimidate by taking his photo, then we all need to look at what we are doing by starting this next generation out on a road of fear.

The elderly and the young need us; don't let them down

 We want an end to band-aid treatment when surgery is required. We want all children's concerns, (i.e., Child Protective Services, adoption, foster care, aid to dependent children, child support and the oversight of boarding homes for elders) to be a separate entity from DSHS and fully funded.

Cooperation could lead to new sports facility in Valley

 This reader thinks it would be wise to have Carnation, Duvall and the Riverview school districts make an agreement to build a sports facility that all the communities could use. This way all athletes from the Valley would have a decent facility.

Red and white planters need to be repainted to restore beauty

 These unsightly objects spoil the whole atmosphere that the planners worked hard to create. I urge the owners to repaint them in colors more suited to the overall theme of the new town center.

Support for Initiative 686

 In Washington, married parents cannot be ordered by the court to pay for college, but divorced parents can. I always thought the constitution of the United States and of the State of Washington held that all citizens are to be treated equally under the law.

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