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It is with much gratitude and an overwhelmed heart that we proudly share our 60-day milestone since beginning efforts toward opening the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. We are overcome and touched by this incredible community and how everyone has pulled together to make it happen. The Upper Valley has once again demonstrated that we care about each other and we take care of our own.
Community Events, April 2014
Nice column about spelling people’s names right. I have one of those names that somehow never seems to get spelled correctly, and it has been an issue with me all my life. Anyway after reading with much interest, I had a great laugh when I read that you misspelled Cathi Linden’s name wrong!
You assume your vote counts. It appears that State Senator Mark Mullet has a very different opinion. Almost 70 percent of us within the 5th Legislative District chose to have a two-thirds majority (vote) of the legislature required to raise taxes. Mullet voted ‘Nay’ against this bill (Senate Joint Resolution 8213) the other week. Our local community decided, but Mullet overrode the citizens.
I wanted to respond to questions about my vote against placing a two-thirds vote threshold for tax changes in our state constitution. During my time on the Issaquah City Council, I never once voted to increase property taxes. Last year, I was one of the few Democrats who broke from party leadership to support a Republican budget that reduced the business and occupations tax on the service industry. I have a long history of opposing tax increases at the state and local level.
On Thursday, March 13, I called 911. There was a large piece of carrot stuck in my throat from a smoothie I made at home.Within a few short minutes there was a huge fire truck and a SUV in my driveway. There was a wonderful fireman/medic in the big truck and the fire chief in the SUV. The fire chief drive me to Snoqualmie hospital, while I was gagging all the while he was cheering me up by saying what a beautiful, sunny day it was.