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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.
"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?
I believe the point is that we are all different based on our past, race, religion, environment, etc. America may eventually get over it's fear/ignorance about Muslims. We eventually got over the issue of Japan & WWII that we didn't need to send any Asian looking people to concentration camps anymore.
There is a public pool for little kids, ages 10 and under, at Jefferson Park. Soon, there will be some new splash pads going in at Washington Park, which is led by community members. If you want something done, get organized and do it. The city can only do so much.
Wow. Looks like someone needs to go back to college and learn about the History of Islam. Not all Muslim women wear the hijab, nor is it required, but it's a choice to be modest depending on which Sunni school of thought that they follow. Just like Christianity and the different types of christians who choose to wear a headcovering (Amish, Mennonites, etc.) not because they are terrorists. President Obama says he's christian, why should I question that? Oh, right, because he's black??? Muslims are not race specific religion.
The schools have a fresh salad bar that the kids do not use, which is nice that its even an option, especially if someone like me cannot have dairy or a family that is vegetarian. The loss in revenue is mainly the amount of food the schools have to throw away because usually the kids do not choose to eat vegetables and/or fruit. When I talk to 3rd graders, I ask what their favorite lunch food is, its usually pizza/hamburger/chicken nuggets . . . then I ask what their favorite vegetable/fruit, they usually like corn, oranges, green beans, and carrots. So kids do enjoy healthy food, they are just not FORCED to eat it at school.
I fully support a complete new science/math building because those classrooms are deplorable. The other stuff added on is what makes me hesitate, like the track issue. Then there are all the school bonds in Tri-Cities and they report their bonds are much cheaper and were for 5 NEW elementary schools, so it makes you wonder.
I will also completely support any stand-alone Lincoln bond. We have to face the facts that not every student is on the college track, students are dealing with tragic family situations where traditional means is not helping them graduate and be productive members of society.
I was listening to NPR, it was interesting that food stamps does not require someone to have a job/work to attain the service. Essentially, its free stuff that some people feel they are entitled to but no accountability of how its used. I know that people have some crappy lives and/or mental health issues that make it hard for them to have a job (being jobless for over 5 years) but how do we help the ones who NEED it versus the ones who abuse the system?
The bigger issue is what is being done at Wa-Hi since that's where the gang/drug issues are, it's the sheriff's jurisdiction but the school district won't allow a drug dog to do a sweep of the place.
The last superintendent did a poor job for future bonds by spending the excess funds from the Edison project on new bus barns instead of giving it back to the public. I strongly feel that Wa-Hi does need a whole new Science building, my old HS that was built in the 60s was way better than Wa-Hi's and it has half the student population. Sure, the academic building needs to be overhauled and upgraded too. What is the deal with the track? Are they planning to use the school for track & field meets now? Or is it just for PE?
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