OLYMPIA — When I agreed to sponsor legislation to update state statutes with gender-neutral language, I could not have imagined the backlash that would result.
Those serving in the U.S. military must be disciplined and follow strict orders. It’s the way the military can function when soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are deployed in defense of the nation in dangerous, high-stress situations.
I didn’t even have the time to rejoice for the news of a bicycle path connecting College Place to Walla Walla, when I heard a petition from a few against it has already changed the mind of the Walla Walla City Council.
Major news networks carry news of gun violence/shootings nearly every day, often combined with the news of record gun sales!
To the voters in Umatilla County pertaining to the county commissioner position.
Recently scientists for the first time recorded a CO2 level of 400 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii. The last time the level was this high was millions of years before modern humans existed.
In late 2012, I relinquished my position as an elected official serving as a director for the Walla Walla School District Board of Education.
The City Council reversed its decision to redesign the striping of Rose Street based on a “huge public outcry,” according to the Union-Bulletin. Are City Council decisions made according to who cries out the loudest and gets signatures on a petition? Is it an “us vs. them” thing, or are we a community?
That is something to consider this week as it is the filing period for a host of local offices, including several school boards and city councils.
It’s difficult to run for public office, and it’s usually tougher to serve.
Later this month law enforcement agencies will be targeting those who use electronic devices while driving. The fine is $124.
Washington state routinely leads the nation in seat-belt use.
May is National Bike Month!
Some folks have inquired about the state Auditor’s Office looking into the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office. I’m happy to share what happened.
State lawmakers were back in Olympia on Monday for a 30-day overtime session after failing to approve a state budget.
I’ll begin with Robert Day’s letter on May 3. He’s correct. The NRA gets its power from the American people.
What I recently learned:
- Would loving our enemies diminish terrorism? 7 comments
- Bye, bye bicycle path 7 comments
- Sen. Hewitt praised for standing his ground 18 comments
- Rose Street decision should be about ‘community’ 12 comments
- Environmentalist should not have been missed 26 comments
- State inquiry into Sheriff’s Office determines no wrongdoing 6 comments