October 26, 1998
Letters to the Editor
Let's figure how we can live with what is our future
OK, so a little bit of the future landed in the middle of downtown Woodinville. Sure the new Woodinville looks like prefabricated industrial constructions well suited for selling fast food at Disneyland or Knotts Berry Farm. The new places are the sort of places that are easily maintained and won't rot, stain, mildew, age or weather.
Times have changed
Sure, the Valley looks nice, and hanging on to the green has its appeal, but I don't think semi-affordable housing and workplaces that don't require an endless car ride are such lousy legacies.
Group needs help to save and take care of rabbits
I am writing on behalf of the 500-700 abandoned domestic rabbits living in the Overlake area of Redmond, between 148th Avenue and Highway 520.
Olympic Pipeline has not operated safely in this state
In the period from 1966 to 1996, the pipeline from Anacortes to Portland leaked 44 times involving more than 500,000 gallons of fuel. In the first half of 1996 the Department of Ecology fined this company $13,500 for two different oil spills to surface water.
Private landowners forced into evasive action
But of course there has been wonderful and surprising community support for the ordinance that permits only five trees over 8" in diameter to be cut by a Woodinville landowner over a 12-month period.
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