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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.

Use resources wisely

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

Imagine for a minute you are the CEO of a large corporation. You have an asset that is underutilized at only about 45 percent of its capacity. Increasing its use by a mere 5 percent would generate well over $100 million in annual revenue and $20 million in local tax revenue with very little investment. And it would provide incredible benefits to your stockholders beyond the revenue it generated.

Thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

On behalf of the Marysville Community Food Bank and its Board of Directors, I want to extend our deep appreciation to the Snohomish Camano Realtors for all their efforts in conducting a food drive Sept. 14 through Oct. 15. The results were far beyond our expectations, in both food and cash that were contributed.

Still alive and well

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

In response to the firefighters articles, I would like people to know that I am still alive and well excuse the pun.

Is it the legislature?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

Mr. Jim Tagert seems ready to lay every shortcoming of our law enforcement system at the feet of the Washington State Legislature.

Simple Majority

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

As a parent, a person who writes laws for a living, and as a taxpayer, I urge area voters to approve EHJR (Engrossed House Joint Resolution) 4204 Simple Majorities for Schools.

Proposed village a consolation

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

I appreciated the Times article on the upcoming transformation of the Graafstra properties (Graafstra Farm to be developed into Haller Point, Oct. 17). Mr. Graafstra deserves a good retirement after decades of very hard work, but it is sad to see the farm go.

Support Lakewood levy

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

As most people are aware, Feb. 19 is the date for the presidential primary. However, it is also the date that the Lakewood School District is asking the voters to approve two measures: The Replacement School Program and Operations Levy and the Technology Levy.

Support our schools

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

I would like to single out a group of individuals that work relentlessly to increase the quality of life for our young people. The results of their efforts help promote the American Dream in our children and contribute to a variety of other qualities we find desirable in our community.

Delivery Disaster

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

Sorry to bother you but so far it looks like the Arlington Times delivery system is not working not on Burn Road at least.

40 Days for Life

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

The annual Washington State March for Life in Olympia took place Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at noon. This event featured legislative speakers who encouraged citizens to continue their efforts defending the unborn through prayer, short speeches and song. March for Life memorializes the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision as a horrendous tragedy in American culture.

Fiscally Responsible?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

As we face the 2008 legislative session here in Washington state, Im worried.

The Husky Challenge

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

Smokey Point equals the new destination for the Husky Challenge.

Letters to the Editor

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02PM

Earth Hour

Letters to the Editor

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

AHS

Making the right choice for a new library?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

First, let me say that Im in support of an infrastructure for an educated community. We sorely need that. To get a handle on the bond proposal, I looked at the numbers presented about the upcoming Arlington Library Bond from the Arlington Update (Fall 2006) and an Arlington Times letter to the editor (Oct. 11, Foundation of education by Karen Hobson). I also referred to the Sno-Isle Library system Web site.

Voting for library

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

In August of this year, your Arlington City Council passed a resolution strongly supporting the passage of a bond for a new library that will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. The unanimous vote of seven to zero reflected the importance the Council put on the need for a new, bigger, better equipped library for the Arlington area. I cannot recall the Council ever passing such a measure calling for a tax to build a new facility owned by a separate governing district.

Supporting new library

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

I am writing in support of Arlingtons upcoming library bond issue. Libraries are a vital link in the education of our children, and an important part of our communities.

Voters will say yes to new library

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

I have a couple of questions for Arlington area residents.

Vote yes on I-933

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

Everyone needs to vote yes for Initiative 933. We have never sent a letter to a newspaper before, but the ads for No on I-933 weighed heavy on our hearts. We have been working with rural landowners since 2003 helping them to steer through the expensive, complicated and unfriendly permit system because they are losing their lands, mostly due to river erosion. Because of this, we know government regulations and their responsiveness to the taxpayers they work for.

Arlington needs new library

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

The Citizens Committee for a New Arlington Library has been busy since May, 2006 trying to inform the voters in the Library Capital Facilities Area of north Snohomish County about the need and plans for the proposed library to be built in Arlington. They are an energetic committee of volunteers who have dedicated their summer and fall to this important Nov. 7 ballot issue. We have made ourselves available at all the public school open houses and PTA meetings. Our presence at many community functions has been received warmly and eagerly. The flyers and printed material has been read and acknowledged. Questions have been answered to the best of our ability.

New library a bargain

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

The new Arlington library is a bargain. Think about it its free continuing education for the entire population. All children from kindergarten through high school graduation have the privilege of a free public education. We all know that the desire most of us have for our young ones is that they grow up to be lifelong learners, and the local public library is a vital resource to make this possible. Why should education only be important until a person reaches the age of 18? What about the other 70 or so years in our lives? A spacious library with plenty of room for people to gather and for people to learn shows that we value learning for people of all ages. When our population outgrows its public school buildings, we fight to expand them. We should have the same passion for our public library. A life long value for learning is essential for our community to thrive.

Voters should be informed

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

Michelle Heiderers response (10/25) to my letter to the editor (10/18) regarding new library metrics missed the point. I made mention that our present library was overcrowded, and didnt suggest that the Internet entirely replaces the library. The data indicates that the Internet reduces library use per capita so growth is slower than it once was, which can cause planners to overstate future needs. There is no doubt that a good library is a valuable asset for an educated public.

Property owners victimized

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

The individual property owner is one of the most victimized minorities in this country. Property taxes are taken by force from individual property owners to fund governments controlled by elected legislators and non-elected bureaucrats (officials). At the property owners expense, these officials impose and enforce laws, regulations, restrictions, conditions, covenants, ordinances, statutes, policies, prohibitions, protocols, standards and guidelines granting every non-owner, especially themselves, the unjust right to dictate to the actual property owner how that property owner may ultimately use his own property. This begs an obvious question: If non-owners have the right to decide how a property may be used, then why dont the actual owners have the same right?

Punishment should fit the crime

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

What justifies keeping a person in prison for his entire life with no hope whatsoever? The sentence of life without the possibility of parole is certainly cruel and unusual punishment for those who have not harmed anyone.

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