Northwest NEWS

July 13, 1998

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Family appreciated the Fourth

 What a wonderful community-building, family event you have put together.

A thief alert and warning to the community

 If any of you parents have little darlings who are spending more money this summer beyond earnings from babysitting, lawn mowing, etc., you might think about taking on the responsibility of finding out just where they are getting the big bucks to have so much fun or buy all those cool clothes. My family is not going to get stuck with your bill.

Taxpayers should not be footing the bill for destruction of private property rights

 Washington State taxpayers should not pay $10,400 for Senate minority floor leader Democrat Betti Sheldon to attend a three-week session at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard for senior executives in state and local government.

Thanks to all who made 8th grade dance a huge success

 Your community spirit and willingness to help us recognize our middle school students in a positive way is very much appreciated.

Writer corrects errors

 King County Executive Ron Sims has now proposed what he calls his "Smart Growth Initiative." Don't be fooled by the slick name. What this proposal does is to divert attention away from past fraud in the county's application of the Growth Management Act -- fraud that has left King County with a roads shortfall as high as 5.5 billion dollars.

Pancake breakfast helps church's Good Neighbor Fund

 Once again, revelers at Carnation's Fourth of July festivities came through for the Snoqualmie Valley's less fortunate residents.

Ban smoking everywhere

 Most restaurants and bars that allow smoking do not have health insurance policies for their employees. Don't you find this suspicious?



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