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Letter: In recognition of public safety communications

  • Apr 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 21, 2016 at 10:42AM

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.


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Letter | North Bend needs to talk about fireworks

  • May 27, 2016 at 8:30AM

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.

Letter | Government agencies should show more respect, lower their flags

  • May 26, 2016 at 8:30AM

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.

Letter | Employer shares thoughts on need for affordable housing in Valley

  • May 25, 2016 at 8:30AM

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.

Letter | Mobility 21 plan will make a bad situation worse

  • May 12, 2016 at 8:30AM

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.

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