Every year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. The National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week recognizes the invaluable work of telecommunicators, who provide that vital link to public safety services we rely upon daily.
Fourth of July is fast approaching. Last year, one of the driest summers ever recorded in this area, neighbors set off their own professional-grade firework display for three hours. North Bend is one of the last towns in King County that has not banned the use of fireworks by amateurs on the Fourth of July. Virtually all towns throughout the U.S. have recognized the danger inherent in the unregulated use of fireworks.
Last week, Governor Inslee announced that all flags in the state were to be lowered to half staff to honor a National Guard Officer who died while on active duty in Iraq, who was also a Washington State Patrol Trooper.
I read your article ('Affordable Housing isn't low-income housing, May 11) on affordable housing, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and experiences.
I read with interest Kemper Freemen's latest attempt to hinder, if not eliminate, plans for expanding mass transit in our region. He's correct that we are "woefully behind on transportation needs," and $86 billion is a large price for more buses, light rail and trains.
On behalf of Fire Districts 10 and 38, I would like to thank voters for participating in the recent election.
Senator Murray has an imminent opportunity to support not only Washington constituents' wishes but a majority of Americans'.
Do you really think that property and other taxes are fair to the senior citizens that are living on a fixed income, especially when property taxes alone are over $4,000 a year?
Tired of endless political/donation calls?
I would like to publicly express my disappointment in the Democratic caucus held Saturday at Mount Si High School freshman campus. Because the attendance was too large for the space, it was chaotic and very noisy, making it necessary to yell to be heard.
Here are some facts about teen smoking. Physically, the part of the brain involved in decision making (the pre-frontal cortex) is still under construction in teens. It is not fully developed until age 25 or so.
Like Trump, Representative Jay Rodne never seems to surprise me with his political limbo: How low can he go? Just check out HB6151. This bill had strong bipartisan support until it got to Rodne.
When you look deeper you understand why residents of Mount Si Road are not happy about the DNR's plan to add a 70-space parking lot near the end of their road. This community has raised concerns that have been largely ignored. The saying "government by the people for the people" is in serious question.
A big community thank you for making Fall City Day 2015 so successful! We didn't have as many families in attendance since school had already dismissed for summer break, but we were still able to donate over $10,500 back to Snoqualmie Valley youth organizations.
Thank you, Snoqualmie, for hosting the valley's winter shelter these past couple of months.
So will the DNR take all the trees and put them in a tree museum and charge the people a dollar and a half to see them and then pave paradise and put up another parking lot?
It's very disappointing that in order to have input in the Best of the Valley contest, we must not only do it online, but we must even set up an individual account complete with password, agreeing to terms of service and a privacy agreement. It's not worth it.
Having lived in the Snoqualmie Valley for the past 16 years, I have seen an increase in road rage recently. When driving, we expect people to follow the law and drive safely. When people don't, other drivers have weird thoughts about their behavior.
I am embarrassed and sad that Donald Trump has gotten as far as he has in the Republican primary.
As a resident that lives right off Mount Si Road, I have to weigh in my disapproval of the DNR's proposed new trailhead and 70-car parking lot for Mt. Teneriffe.