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If the 2016 presidential candidate coverage has you a little disoriented, you are not alone. It’s July, 2015, more than a year from the actual election and months from the caucuses that will convene to choose nominees by party. It seems much too soon for all this campaigning.
Community Events, August 2015
One of the things I wanted to make sure I didn’t neglect when I became editor here was praise. I wanted to give pats on the back for jobs well done, and not just participant ribbons. Some people might feel that the whole paper is about that, and sometimes it is. Those are the good weeks.
Write it in a letter: Letters to the editor are a 150-year tradition and a good way to further community discussion
Every election year, we see a jump in the number of letters to the editor, endorsing particular candidates or ballot measures.
Fire officials give out the numbers all day — record numbers of fireworks permits sold in Washington this year, 432 incidents of traumatic injury and fire damage directly attritibuted to fireworks on or near July 4, 2014, 306 wildfires started already this year. People talk about the high risk of fire in the coffee shops, on the radio, and in online community groups. I’ve been hearing about it several times a day for the past month, and noticing the August-level rivers everywhere I drive.
Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation is cooking up a big weekend for the city’s Independence Day bash. They’ve got your Friday night dinner and Saturday dessert covered, and, if you’re lucky, you might win a cover for your bed, too.