My children are privileged. No, I’m not wealthy.
The politicians are at it again. U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, a one-term guy who as been in the house for a lifetime, now wants to mess up the Endangered Species Act. What’s new?
The letter to the editor on Feb. 17 about the Pioneer Park Aviary closing has the same thoughts and suggestions as mine. I couldn’t have said it any better.
I was extremely disheartened to hear that city officials voted to close the Pioneer Park Aviary.
One of the very used and appreciated public assets of the city of Walla Walla is Pioneer Park and the Aviary. The Aviary is a longtime asset that has provided enjoyment and education to generations of families.
EarthTalk, published in the U-B on Feb. 19 by The Environmental Magazine, made the following statement:
A recent letter to the U-B from Irene Sette from New Jersey regarding Oregon’s wolf-management deserves another point of view.
Least we forget all of the men and women who have given of their lives for our benefit, our freedoms.
Glad to hear immigration reform could still be possible. With her senior position in the Republican Party leadership and as “the highest-ranking woman in the House,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is definitely in a position to do something about it. (McMorris Rodgers: Immigration overhaul still possible this year by Kip Hill of the Spokesman-Review, U-B, Feb. 21)
This is in response to Irene Sette of New Milford, N.J., whose letter appeared in the U-B applauding the Oregon wolf plan.
Shame on county Commissioner Greg Tompkins for using the term “glorified secretary” to describe the position of the sheriff’s chief administrative deputy! (Sheriff John Turner’s guest column, Feb. 16).
Thirty years ago, when visiting my parents and grandparents, I was delighted to take my six year old daughter to visit Pioneer Park and the then new Aviary. Every trip thereafter required a visit to feed the squirrels and view the birds.
It is great that the U-B showcased Walla Walla High School students’ 3D animation of fish passage at Lower Granite Dam on Feb. 16.
Dean Kenyon, Ph.D, was at one time one of the leading evolutionary biologists in the world. He is now professor emeritus of biology at San Francisco State University. He was the co-author of “Biochemical Predestination,” which was published in 1969, promoted the evolutionary theory, and became a best selling textbook.
My motivation to do most home improvement projects myself is almost always the quotes to have it done by contractors. Family budget constraints usually dictate that I undertake the project, or it doesn’t happen.
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