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Online vs. library

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

Boy, where have I been? According to Brian Laine (Oct. 18, letters to the editor) I no longer need the Arlington Public Library because I can get it all from my little old home computer. Wow. Lets see he must mean that I can get those 30 to 40 books I check out each month online for free? And I can get all those wonderful magazines I borrow for free online? And my husband can get all those blues, jazz, and Bob Dylan CDs online for free? And all those woodworking books he checks out? For free online? How about all that local family history research I do for others? Its online for free, too? And those DVDs I borrow for free? What a dummy Ive been.

Vote for Doug Roulstone

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

As a retired military person and a member of two military fraternal organizations, I take umbrage over Representative Rick Larsens television campaign commercials. I have to admit that he is a good campaigner but what he says and what he has done are two completely different things.

Larger libraries allow for more resources

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

I would like to thank Managing Librarian Leslie Moore for all of the help she gave me the last two-and-a-half years while I was researching the history of the women ancestors of my granddaughters two families in order to make her the quilt that hung on the library wall this summer. She very patiently helped me acquire skills I never thought Id have for doing online research, even on two different occasions giving the same lesson on how to really research on the Internet.

Salmon bake a success

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

The firemen from Oso Fire District No. 25 wish to thank everyone for their donations and help making the 2006 annual salmon bake a success.

We need McGavick

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

The voters of Washington state have the opportunity to correct a mistake they made in November 2000 when they elected Maria Cantwell to replace Senator Slade Gorton. She won by 2,239 votes after late King County election counts came in. Coincidentally, she won in the same manner as Christine Gregoire won the governors office in 2004.

I-933 is devastating

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

The last six Washington governors, including the current one, Christine Gregoire, and both Republicans and Democrats of the past have all come together to oppose Initiative 933. Theres a very good reason for this: it is a devastating proposal.

Strong support

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

I am writing in strong support of the Cascade Valley Hospital facility Bond proposal.

Future generations

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:04PM

As our community grows, Cascade Valley Hospital needs to expand and upgrade certain services or it will not survive.

Upgrades

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

I have lived in Arlington most of my life and I cant imagine our town without Cascade Valley Hospital and the services it has provided for so many years. However, it is time for these services to be up-graded and we now have the opportunity to make that possible on May 15 by voting Yes on Proposition 1.

How about a mall

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

Im sitting in my chair looking out the window across the street. There is an old house being vacated and I believe it was built in old Haller City. The space between the home and the Food Pavilion seems to me would be a great place for a mall. Id hate to see the old house being torn down though. There are quite a few homes here in Old Haller City and theyre beautiful in my eyes but Ive never seen a picture of them in the paper.

Life-Long Obligation

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

My wife and I have been privileged to live and work in this great community that we were both born and raised in. A large part of the draw that keeps us here in Arlington is the quality of life that we all share. Our community provides us with great schools, hospital and medical services, city government, police and fire, parks, etc., that allows us a sense of ownership. Cascade Valley Hospital is a key and important part of the mix that we all call our neighborhood. Aside from providing excellent medical services, the hospital district brings over four hundred jobs to our area.

City Council

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

In the nine years I have lived in Arlington, I have written a Letter to the Editor on several occasions. These letters have often been to bring attention to some community activity or to thank people for their support of those activities. Occasionally, I wrote about something in the community that was bothering me. Todays letter is different from previous letters, but it is not totally un-related. I have filed to run for the Arlington City Council. There were many factors that went into this long thought-out decision, but rest easy, I am not going to bore you with all of them. I do, however, think it is important for voters to have a sense of why a person wants to serve in public office and what that person brings to the office.

Hospital cutting staff?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

Earlier this year I wrote a letter encouraging the voters to vote no on the Cascade Hospital Bond because there were too many questions to be answered first.

Stiffen the spine

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

If youve moved to North Snohomish County within the last 20 years, its time to shut the door behind you. Those who have been here longer and can remember when the area was even more beautiful than it is now its time to stiffen the spine.

Thank you one cannot place a value on life

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

I would like to thank the two men who rescued my husband and son after my husband went overboard on his boat near the Shipwreck in the Sound on Aug. 24, at approximately 7 a.m.

Here are a few facts

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

The proposed Motocross Track complex along the Mountain Loop Highway has begun to stir debate, which is important toward the community making the best decision. The proposal can also generate arguments not based in reason and cloud the facts. Here are a few facts.

Not in my backyard, please

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

In response to Pro Motocross Track, I am all for family fun, I even think motocross is a fine sport. I grew up on motorcycles. However, I live one mile from the proposed Paul Thomas Motocross Complex outside Granite Fall on the Mountain Loop Highway and I do not live here so I can listen to seven days a week, nine hours (minimum) a day of motocross.

Thank you for Teen Movie

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

I would like to express my thanks to Norma and the crew at the Olympic Theater for their hard, extra work to provide us with a special showing of the Freedom Writers.

Adeles irony and VinGinhovens peace

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

Im not sure Adele Ferguson recognized the irony in the quotes published in her column last week: He not only predicates his policies on rumor, unsupported charges and unscientific reports, but ignores the truth because it could counter his political aspirations, he uses government power for unproven and even fanatical ends and his policies would drain billions from the U.S. for reasons that have nothing to do with science, but a great deal to do with political ambition.

Real ID - under the wire?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

Is anyone aware that this is happening? The federal government. in May 2008, is requiring states to completely revamp their drivers licensing guidelines. The guidelines will be dictated by the Homeland Security Department. Some of these guidelines will include having to be fingerprinted, having a retinal eye scan and the actual card having id chips attached to them, holding all this information in a digitized format. The federal government will not recognize your ID without this Real ID card. You will not be able to fly, enter federal buildings, collect Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid and many banks will require you to have it.

Letters to the Editor

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

Too Explicit

Barbara Tolbert for City Council

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

I was pleased, but not surprised, to see the Arlington Firefighters endorsement of Barbara Tolbert for Arlington City Council Position 3. Arlington would be well served having Barbara on the Council. Barbara Tolbert has been involved and contributing to our community for many years.

Simple majority

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:03PM

I am first a parent of two students who have very successfully navigated their ways through the Arlington School system and benefited tremendously from their experiences.

Breaking Point

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

The Sunday documentary Breaking Point on the Discovery channel was excellently narrated by Ted Koppel. Those who viewed it had to be as affected as I was by the extreme folly of the waste involved. The mass incarceration in America is such a waste of human life and of the taxpayers money. We incarcerate more people then any other country in the world.

Lovick for sheriff

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

I am an active member of a local Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The national body of our church once worked up the fortitude to discuss gay ordination. Of the 100 members present at the national synod, 60 voted for it, 40 against.

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