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Tax rates for state and local taxes are at their lowest rate per $1,000 since the 1960s in Washington State. Fox News, and their ilk, have done a masterful job of stating how "over taxed" we are in this country. They are flat out wrong. We are the lowest taxed of any western nation. However, we need services. We all drive on roads, want infrastructure to be sound, want to be protected and have good schools and services.
It costs money to do those things. It is the price we need to pay to live in this country. I am so tired of the "we are overtaxed" crowd. It simply is not true.
Incongruous ... In what way? Election results are not based on counties. Over 60% of voters want some reasonable gun control. Most may live on the I-5 corridor but all votes count equally. Want to be rural and carry the day? Move to Wyoming.
How dare you ... a "coincidental” gun tragedy ... tell that to the people in Marysville. The gun was legally purchased and three youth are dead, two have had their lives radically altered and once more the NRA and its ilk merely say, bring more guns.
594 will pass, 591 will fail. Critical mass is moving in our country for sensible gun control laws.
This editorial is flat out wrong. The Chief, who has done and is continuing to do, a great job in replacing Chuck Fulton ... who was here forever ... is in a terrible spot. He has balanced the need to work with the Sheriff and try to remain impartial. I believe he has done this very well.
When the dust settles, the U-B will once again be seen as merely "stirring the pot" trying to get a rise out of people. It is sad. The paper should be reporting news, not trying to make it.
Thank you for working in this issue WW community. It is a huge problem. So many adults, many who voted against marijuana legalization, think alcohol is just fine for kids.
Really ... why should a hotel put in a waterpark? Why can't their be a "public" option for Walla Walla.
I know you were suggesting this in jest, but I am so frustrated that we cannot seem to find a way to build and/or operate a public pool.
I had the opportunity to work with the Coroner's Office during a community tragedy and could not have been more impressed with the professionalism and compassion displayed by Mr. Greenwood and the assistant coroner.
Our representative continues to vote the Republican party line, especially on immigration. I wish she would, at least once, consider the needs of our district and not simply the GOP leadership's wishes.
Congratulations to those who worked on this project. This is great asset to the community and for those in need of the service.
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