Northwest NEWS

January 22,2001


Letters to the Editor

Other power sources and improvements needed

*Our public utilities have finally caught on. If the oil companies and coffee corporations can claim shortages and raise prices, why can't they?

Parents Smile on Schools' Approach to Standards

*The academic standards efforts of public schools have sustained steady scrutiny and vociferous voices of critics.

Locke budget is trouble for taxpayers

*Governor Locke's new general-fund spending package totals $22.7 billion - an increase of more than $2 billion over the previous biennial budget.

No wonder the Feds are happy to make local officials the bad guys

*How many citizens are aware of local fish protection requirements as proposed by Tri-County officials under their 4(d) Rule Proposal of November 2000 - the rules by which we avoid the tyranny of federal controls?.

Traffic on Novelty Hill Road has grown faster than expected

*During the public hearings for Redmond Ridge and Blakely Ridge, King County Dept. of Transportation (DOT) determined that the developments would generate an incredible 49,850 vehicle-trips that would use just three access routes.

Efforts to protect salmon will be reasonable in Snohomish County

*The survival of our Northwest chinook salmon passed a significant milestone on Jan. 8 when a federal law took effect making it illegal to harm chinook or their habitat.

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