Even amid the gridlock in the “other” Washington, lawmakers have come together to make gains for our children. It was great to read that a bipartisan group of House members joined Sen, Patty Murray in introducing the Strong Start for America’s Children Act.
A reader of the U-B commenting on my recent letter praising Ludwig Erhard asked two pertinent questions:
Your recent articles in the Union-Bulletin on the Walla Walla High School bond brought me out of a self-imposed silence on concerns I have about school construction in Walla Walla. I am a certified construction manager with Construction Management Association of America and I have performed as owner’s agent on school projects in districts such as Touchet and Waitsburg.
Perfect and guaranteed solution to city of Walla Walla’s satisfaction survey. Put up a roadblock at either end of Highland Road, Howard Street, Walla Walla Avenue or any number of other city streets. Stop each car, knock on the window and ask how satisfied the occupant is with the city.
Which description best fits you?
The Port of Walla Walla commissioners exhibited great insight into other financial needs throughout the community by voting not to increase the countywide tax levy for Port operations at a recent evening open budget hearing.
The Skagit Valley in Northwestern Washington has some of the most fertile soil in the world. That valley was a floodplain before the Skagit River was diked in the early 20th century.
I am compelled to disagree with your editorial opposing Sen. Tom Harkins’ proposal to provide some $35 billion over 10 years for the purpose of funding preschool programs for the children of financially challenged families. Sen. Patty Murray is a co-sponsor of this legislation.
We sincerely appreciate each person who attended this year’s Veterans Day Assembly at Walla Walla High School. This year, as we have in the past, Wa-Hi’s JROTC Battalion presented an assembly in honor of those who have served our country.
A letter writer took me to task saying I was incorrectly using “mental gymnastics” in a pejorative sense regarding his thought process. He noted, “Wiktionary’s definition of mental gymnastics is “difficult and complex logical thought processes.”
I raised my children in a small city near downtown Los Angeles where the first thing prospective residents, including my husband and me, looked at were school testing scores and school facilities.
The Christmas season is soon to be upon us. With that comes gift giving for our children.
The Walla Walla School District’s quandary is self-inflicted! The School Board needs an extensive timeout for reparations!
Most people are good at their professions, some are very good. But few are extraordinary.
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