The Edwards Agency

February 2, 1998

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Correcting a correction

 In News from the King County Council by Louise Miller, County Council Chair, in the Jan. 19 WW claims that my letter [to the Editor, Jan. 5] concerning the 300 foot tower to be built by King County on the closed county dump on Ring Hill is inaccurate, and that she is correcting it. Ms. Miller reveals now that there will be a network of such tall towers to serve "...public safety agencies such as police, fire, and EMS." I've neither heard nor read of failures of the present telephone and radio systems. I thought that the transmitters in outer space did the job. If the tower is "specific" in purpose as an emergency tower, why then are commercial cellular phone companies using it every second of every hour?

Where are they now?

 Once again we have been cheated. The first time was when Medalia took over the Duvall Family Practice and kicked OUR Doctor out. They promised us better health care and more convenient hours. Where are they now, leaving this growing community high and dry without one single doctor?

Tree-cycling success due to community cooperation

 A total of 998 trees were chipped in Carnation and Duvall. That's a lot of organic resources put back into the growing cycle and kept out of the landfill.

Group accuses county of double standard in sign code enforcement

 At around 3 a.m. Saturday morning Jan. 10, a King County Road Maintenance crew from the Union Hill Public Works Yard in Redmond dismantled and removed four of the coalition's large "Help Us Fight the UPDs in Court" signs.We believe they were singled out for their apparent infringement on King County's rights-of-way because of our pending suits against the county. It was our understanding that our signs were on private property, and we had obtained the permission of the property owners.

Holiday program at multi-service centers a great success

 The Multi-Service Centers of North and East King County is pleased to report that our 1997 holiday program was one of the best in the agency's history. Our Northshore center in Bothell received enough children's gifts and holiday foods to provide 319 families with food and 615 children with gifts.

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