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:
Voting should be encouraged. Government should not create obstacles to registering to vote. In fact, government should make it a simple, easy process to cast a ballot.
Whatever happened to, “We reserve the right to refuse service?”
A critical reading of Justin Gillis shows that Elizabeth Muller (“China Must Exploit Its Shale Gas,” April 12, The New York Times) is arrantly misguided.
Back in the days of free enterprise and before political correctness, any businessman could show any customer the door without having to justify it. Remember the days of “no shirt, no shoes, no service?”
Regarding the April 15 article on page 7 of the U-B.
During his recent trip to Mexico, President Obama failed to mention Operation Fast and Furious (the United States’ government-sponsored program that allowed thousands of guns purchased in border states to “walk” across the border into Mexico) when telling a crowd in Mexico that, “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.”
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