Northwest NEWS

April 8, 2002


Letters to the Editor

Healthy Living: Child and adolescent obesity

*Twenty-seven percent of children and 21 percent of teens are obese. This is an increase of 54 percent in the last 20 years.   

Round and round we stop

*WSDOT Officials are selling us on the roundabout planned for State Route 203 and Northeast 124th. They allude to studies, statistics and real-life experiences in Europe. But I know from personal experience how miserable these things really are.   

Look at the big picture, not just a small portion

*I agree in part to the recent letter on the impact of the bus barn project. It certainly would have some of the mentioned impacts on LBC (Little Bear Creek).   

Work party at Thrashers Corner Park

*Bothell Parks and Recreation is hosting a community work party at Thrashers Corner Regional Park to start its development as a park Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

When a child suffers, a community suffers

*Children depend on those who care for them to provide for their health, safety and emotional well-being.   

Horse owner responds

*The Duvall Arts Commission extends a great big thank-you to everyone who helped make our first outdoor summer concert series so successful, including King County Arts Commission, the city of Duvall and area businesses.   

Volunteers help YMCA build strong youth, families, communities

*On behalf of the Northshore YMCA, I would like to thank each of the more than 170 volunteers who campaigned tirelessly on behalf of youth and families during our 2002 Partners With Youth Campaign.   

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