By Betsy Tainer, University Place With 65.59% on the initial count, we don’t need to wait for the election to be validated. It simply won’t change THAT MUCH. UP Metro Park District has failed.
“Repeal the Bathroom Rule” petitions are now available at Bill’s Boathouse, a Regional Petition Center for the “Just Want Privacy” Initiative I-1515. Stop by and pick up petitions to send to friends and family.
By Chas Ames Over a decade ago, four portable rooms were placed on Oakwood Elementary School’s grounds funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. Not too long after, the budding project, then re-named Harrison Preparatory Academy, moved into its own building at the old Lake City Elementary. Today, Harrison Preparatory School has spent […]
By Beverly Bills I wanted to let everyone know about the fraudulent phone calls supposed to be from the IRS. A woman’s voice says “ This is the IRS…. you owe money to the IRS and this is your last notice before you are arrested!” (or words to that affect). Please call this number back […]
“People love to push buttons and hear bells and whistles and to see flashing lights,” argued Joan Mell, attorney for the Amusement Device Operators. As to flashing lights, some Washington State legislators are seeing red. So does Mell.
Today, March 18, is dad’s birthday. Today – our normal workout day – my brother and I rowed our regular four-miler on American Lake. It was only our fifth time together in the double racing shell. Half-way down the course, weaving among buoys and small islands, hugging the shoreline, doing our best to avoid the […]
By Sydna Koontz, University Place In a well run city a strategic approach is taken (Council sets priorities, creates a vision and a mission, establish goals to be achieved). Property taxes paid by residents and businesses (as well as miscellaneous taxes from utilities) serve as the income to provide those services.
By Ken Karch “Clothing is optional,” I yelled to the group as we worked our way up the old logging road. Jean had just remembered she’d forgotten her swim suit. The look on her face was difficult to fathom – was she excited or repulsed by the thought? And by me saying so. Mike looked […]
Perhaps as many as 300-400 ships annually “would be no more” per the Bill Gaither lyrics (below), were it not for the Cape Disappointment lighthouse – and the United States Coast Guard Station nearby – that marks the entrance to the Columbia River “reputed to be one of the most dangerous in the world.”
By Penny Clorting, Lakewood Most days I enjoy walking from my home on Diamond Blvd to Lakewood Active Park. I generally do about 7 laps around this little jewel of a park then sit for a few minutes before striding to Barlow Pond. Barlow Pond has much to offer and I am always refreshed by […]