Northwest NEWS

November 22, 1999


Guest Editorial

I-695 message was clear--if lawmakers were listening

I-695 messageThe message voters sent when they approved Initiative 695 was loud and clear. I fear, however, that some elected officials were not listening very carefully.

Letters to the Editor

Here we go again!

tax increaseVoters may have thought that I-695 would give them say on higher taxes, but the Woodinville Fire District just rushed to pass a 20 percent increase budget before the new law takes effect.

Weekly gremlins strike again

spelling errorsMy letter on King County's surface water management utility printed in the Nov. 15 Woodinville Weekly contained a factual error and a spelling error.

Development will impact quality of life

contested developmentPuget Western, the real estate arm of Puget Sound Energy, wants to build a development right next to Snoqualmie Falls. This development will impact wildlife, trees, water, view, and quality of life.

Family appreciates sports coverage

sports coverageA great job covering CHS football...

Mother sees a double standard at school

double standardI wonder, if my daughter had been a member of the football team, what would her punishment have been? Smells of discrimination to me.

Voters deserve headaches

Sammamish trailEasing the stance on the trail, huh? Is that the same thing as caving in to the Mariners and building a stadium that the public turned down?

Injustice in the family court system

Guardian Ad LitemsWe are writing about the lack of oversight of Guardian Ad Litems (GALs) in Washington courts. Guardian Ad Litems are supposed to be impartial professionals who make recommendations in family court disputes.

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