Jo99362 1 year, 5 months ago on Chew on these thoughts about school lunches

Unfortunately, soy products are not healthy. School lunches would be healthier if the free/reduced lunch reimbursement rates for schools was higher. How about the areas in the metro areas where a "grocery store" does not exist. People do not cook food from scratch anymore.

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Jo99362 1 year, 5 months ago on Liberals only care about themselves

Pretty sure GREED is a general human flaw that is in every political party. For maximizing profits, Republicans are ok with jobs being sent overseas years ago. Now these greedy companies are shipping chickens to CHINA so they can process the meat and export the same product back to us because it's cheaper than creating manufacturing jobs in America. Totally makes sense. Pretty sure Obama has nothing to do with this issue, it's a greed factor that seems to keep Americans in check.

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Jo99362 1 year, 6 months ago on In wake of probe, Walla Walla County seeks better accounts of work hours

If people have issues with Turner, why don't they go to the many roundtable discussions he has??? Have an actual conversation with him and ask questions without a hidden agenda. He's been forthcoming when I asked why they cannot use drug sniffing dogs at Wa-Hi, he's been honest that sometimes deputies are putting their lives at risk if they are not able to have radio contact, such as pulling people over, as well as having 24/7 patrol that has not happened in a few years. Exempt employees get hosed simply because there is always more work to do but the public doesn't care if you need sleep or if you have a family.

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Jo99362 1 year, 6 months ago on Sycamores sacrificed for sight lines

If sycamore trees are so vital to Walla Walla's identity, why doesn't the city/community plant new sycamore trees. They are living plants who can get sick, infested, die, etc. But no, that would be doing something proactive. rolling my eyes

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Jo99362 1 year, 7 months ago on Shots fired at couple

I obviously did not realize the noise I heard was gunshots, it sounded like firecrackers. I live about 10 blocks away.

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Jo99362 1 year, 7 months ago on Tree pitch on car irks downtown visitor

Wow! Is he going to sue the Sun for causing UV damage to the paint job? Oh, and sue all the citizens of Walla Walla for causing air pollution that is making the inside of her car smell like something other than "professional detail" scent? Good thing it didn't rain, then there would be STREAKS on the car from the dust! Oh the horror!!!!

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Jo99362 1 year, 7 months ago on Acceptance imperative for nation’s future

Not only do we need to learn about our country's beginnings of massacring each other and other ethnicities, but also how a generation of people in the 60s & 70s changed society. I still firmly believe that schools should require "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" for reading before graduation, how it relates to the current trend of racism. We are slowly repeating history in a more modern way and to more people, its not about white versus everyone, its becoming "me" versus "everybody else." Where does all this hate come from?

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Jo99362 1 year, 7 months ago on Fireworks law should be enforced

Pretty sure there are a lot of people in Walla Walla who do not subscribe to the newspaper to even know what the rules are about fireworks. Yes, you can report your neighbors setting off illegal fireworks, but it's up to the police department to do something about it, such as, get city council to raise the fines to deter the behavior. There are only so many cops who are able to answer every single call, but it has to start from somewhere for them to track how many calls that they actually get.

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Jo99362 1 year, 7 months ago on Poll shows divide over plans for Walla Walla High School

It would of been helpful to show statistics of who actually votes, the audience the school district has to woo to get more votes. It doesn't help that Tri-Cities has local news stations that report their construction costs are lower than Walla Walla and they are building many times more schools for what one Walla Walla High School was going to cost. Now that Lincoln is successful, the delay in addressing Wa-Hi sooner is now about what is more important for the voters. Doesn't help to garner more votes that the School District spent the leftover Edison money on a separate project.

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Jo99362 1 year, 7 months ago on Muslim influence in US runs deep

"It is almost certainly more dangerous to hire Muslims for sensitive security jobs than non-Muslims"

Hmmmm, so government should not hire evangelical christians because they are more likely to bomb abortion clinics, therefore, they would have pressure from their christianity ideology and/or pressure from their pastor to act on their faith?

Or we should not hire any Asians because of WWII and ancestry ties to communism and computer hacking???

Or all those Native casinos a revenge plot?

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