Letters to the Editor

Support Mary Margaret Haugen

The 10th Legislative District’s Senator Mary Margaret Haugen is a workaholic who takes her mandate to serve us seriously.

  • Oct 21, 2008

The end of an era

This is so sad. I started working for Bayliner boats in 1986, prior to them being bought by Brunswick. A lot of changes have taken place in our lives and in this company.

  • Oct 21, 2008

Vote for Wilson

I turn on my TV and I see Barack Obama and John McCain. During commercials I see Dino Rossi and Christine Gregiore. What a breath of fresh air it is to have a candidate come to my door and actually talk about what’s important to me. That candidate is Joe Wilson.

  • Oct 21, 2008

Victims’ Rights

We represent various aspects of Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, a child-focused environment that has been decades in the making. We know George Appel because he has worked for over 15 years holding our county’s worst criminals accountable, providing justice for the most vulnerable victims and keeping our communities safe. He is a mentor, a judge pro tem, a community leader and one of the most honest, genuine people you will ever meet.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Where’s My Bailout?

While we sit by and watch our retirement plans decrease in avalanche-like falls in value, our Congress, especially the Senate, sits by and shakes its congressional head and “tsk, tsks, oh, what a shame” as AIG officials take a spa junket on money given to them by that head shaking Congress, who then have the audacity to give them some more money.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Thank you

I would like to thank the citizens of Arlington for what happened Tuesday, Oct. 25.

  • Oct 14, 2008

A candidate of strong character

There are many reasons to support Liz Loomis in her run for State Representative. Take her experiences as a small business owner, a city council-member, a mayor, or a freshman representative in the state legislature. Or look at her plans for improving both the quality of life for our families and the rate of success for small businesses and their employees.

  • Oct 14, 2008

Superior Court Judge

We are writing in support of George Appel for Superior Court Judge.

  • Oct 14, 2008

Support Fred Walser

I live in the 39th District and I sincerely believe that we need a change.

  • Oct 14, 2008

Wilson for Judge

For a lay person casting an informed vote for judge can be a daunting task. A case in point is Superior Court Judge, Pos. 6, a position for which, on first analysis, both candidates, Joe Wilson and George Appel, appear qualified. How then to decide?

  • Oct 14, 2008

Vote for Appel

I was raised in Snohomish County and am raising my family here. I work for a local trucking company. In the last several months, I’ve met Mr. Wilson a handful of times. We have seen him at political fundraisers, auctions, paid events. I find that concerning.

  • Oct 14, 2008

Poor Showing

In the Sept. 24 issue of The Arlington Times, Mr. Michael Kundu, under the headline, “America needs more students entering science, mathematics fields,” began his essay with the discussion of several major national and international scientific engineering projects. This discussion lead to an overview of the low number of students majoring in these fields in universities. All of the laws passed by the U.S. Congress and the Washington State Legislature will not correct this poor showing. The federal and state laws are not about scientific and academic educations, rather they are to designed to convert the once great U.S. public school systems into institutions of political and social indoctrination.

  • Oct 7, 2008

A fair, honest and thoughtful judge

Our community would best be served by having George Appel elected for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge, Position 6.

  • Oct 7, 2008

88th Street Annex

I reviewed the article by Mr. Tom Corrigan, about the proposed annexation of a section of the county north of 88th street and east of State Street. The article mentions that this annexation affects about 19,000 residents in this mythical urban growth area. (Urban growth area was decided by some chowder-heads in Olympia, not locally). No where in this article does it mention that the county of Snohomish or city of Marysville was going to request a vote of these 19,000 residents as to weather they want to be annexed to anywhere let alone the city of Marysville.

  • Oct 7, 2008

Death with dignity

In response to a letter to the editor from the Oct. 1 edition of The Globe, thank goodness that being hard of hearing or being “older” are not criteria for requesting a lethal prescription for ending your life.

  • Oct 7, 2008

There’s plenty the rest of us have had enough of

The Sept. 17 edition of The Times published a letter from a reader bemoaning the fact that someone dared to criticize Obama, the media’s messianic candidate, during the Republican convention. The author declared that she had had enough of the “shooting from the hip” by the opposition. Well there’s plenty that the rest of us have had enough of.

  • Oct 1, 2008

We’re tired of smear campaigns

Most of us are tired of angry, partisan politics and smear letters. We want someone who is not divisive, who can work with people on both sides of the aisle, who will listen. There is a candidate who is all of these things: it is Barbara Bailey. She is a legislator of honesty and integrity, who understands the issues and will work with representatives of both parties to represent us in Olympia.

  • Oct 1, 2008

She has earned our trust

Barbara Bailey helped pass SHB 1032 which created a sustainable energy trust and which promoted the development of sustainable energy resources including new energy technologies. She also supported EHB 1057 which required a review of state agencies that owned and operated refueling sites to see if it was practical and/or possible to offer alternative fuels to other agencies or for public use. Barbara Bailey also helped pass ESHB 1211 which provided tax exemptions for solar components.

  • Sep 30, 2008

Judges should be held to a high standard

I was rather surprised to learn that Joe Wilson, a candidate for Superior Court Judge, has had multiple DUI’s or alcohol related driving incidents as reported in the local media. Shouldn’t Superior Court Judges exemplify the law?

  • Sep 30, 2008

What is compassion?

Those in support of physician-assisted suicide argue that by providing lethal medication they are showing compassion to the terminally ill. Yet when offered the choice of death, patients, instead of feeling less pain or fear, actually had increased feelings of anxiety, pain and worthlessness.

  • Sep 30, 2008