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The mood at the Kent Regional Library last month was upbeat, but on the brink of somber. The participants filing into the library meeting room Oct. 24 were of both genders – although there were more women overall. They came in business suits or slacks and sneakers, bearing keys to sports cars as well as old clunkers. They may have differed in many ways, but that afternoon they had something in common. A single focus. The Domestic Abuse Women’s Network, also known as DAWN, had organized an official “Hour of Remembrance,” focused on drawing attention to the incomprehensible – someone dying at the hands of an intimate partner.
There was almost a very ugly confrontation at a Fred Meyer store the other day – I’m just glad Fred wasn’t there to see it.
I was urged not to say a kind word about George Bush. I was even asked, how could I, given all the mistakes he has made.
When the flood waters rose last December, Kelley Jones received a phone call. As a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer in Thurston County, she was asked to assist the relief effort in rural communities west of Centralia.
While out for a jog the other day (a jog that turned into a sprint when a German shepherd came after me), I noticed a “For Lease” sign sitting in the empty window of a failed restaurant.
Regarding the letter criticizing the
My father, uncles and grandfathers were veterans. Through them, I learned about the Normandy invasion, the sinking of the Quincy and Patton’s army.
What does it say about the judgement and maturity of an elected official like Geoff Simpson when they go on a public blog and personally engage in sophomoric mud slinging, particularly the week before an election?
Regarding the police blotter, isn’t there enough dryly written bad news to read about in our newspapers?
Regarding the letter to the editor, “Blot out the remarks” (Oct. 22), I felt it was uncalled for. The reader has the right to voice her opinion, but why did she have to be so sharp-tongued and outright rude?
The last thing Auburn needs is to discourage new businesses, so I’d like to respond to
Initiative 985 says it will address congestion, which is a very tempting idea.
You’ve probably heard the news. King County is facing a $93 million budget shortfall for 2009, close to 10 percent of its general fund. This is one of the worst deficits our county government has ever experienced.
In our modern day swirl of crime stories, grim and grimmer economic news, nasty political races and miserable local pro and college sports teams – it would seem difficult to find many signs of solace.
I really enjoy the way your writer puts together for the police and fire call blotter. I actually look forward to reading these comments each week. Whoever does this is doing a great job.