Northwest NEWS

August 9, 1999


Guest Editorials

Warning signs for school violence

school violenceA fact sheet put out by the National Resource Center for Safe Schools points out some signs of potential violence by youth to look for.

A focus on community safety

community safetyWe should know that when we send our children to school, they will be nurtured and educated, not maimed or killed.

Letters to the Editor

Volunteers should be recognized and appreciated

VolunteersFor the last seven years, I have had three children involved in the Sno-Valley North Little League baseball and/or softball programs. Thanks should go to the countless volunteers.

Elected officials are acting too much like doormats

Elected officialsModern Americans, including our elected officials who should lead the way, are too door-mattish.

Is it better to see chickens running loose or your children running on a soccer field?

free range childrenIn spite of all their promises and statements that the Hollywood Hill Association Board is pro-kids, their actions speak louder than their words. They are once again planning to go against the will of most of their membership.

Swim lessons are a perfect solution

Swim lessonsAs a resident of the Valley for nearly three years, I am pleased to see that the Valley Recreation Association is offering "swimmerships."

National Day of Action

National Day of ActionIn 1997, Congress implemented a new program that was supposed to demonstrate the public's willingness to pay-to-play. The program was supposed to eliminate the huge backlog of maintenance these agencies claimed to have.

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