In that part of heaven reserved for heroes of labor, I can almost bet Joe Hill is whistling a merry tune — way to go union members, way to go.
Mr. Stav’s opinion piece was entertaining to say the least. So allow me to get up on the old soapbox and have a stab at it. Does anyone even need a reason to vote yes or no? I personally know of five voters that told me even though they were born and raised here they had never used the library, so that is their reason for a no vote. I was told by 12 people who listened to my reasons for voting no that I’d convinced them to do the same.
On Saturday, May 24, I received a parking violation for parking my truck in the wrong direction in front of my house. Not only did I get a ticket, but two of my neighbors got tickets also. I looked up the number that was on the ticket, MMC 11-08-040 on the city of Marysville Web site — but couldn’t find mention of this violation.
In the May 21 edition of The Arlington Times, A. Michael Kundu authored an article discussing global warming and those in opposition to the concept. His claims are nonsense and at wide variation with scientific research, personnel and knowledge of the present climatic warm period, that is, the “modern warm period.”
Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric of sponsors of Initiative 1029, an initiative designed to dramatically increase the training requirements for all home and community-based caregivers. Before signing on to this ill-conceived initiative we have to ask the tough question. Is this good public policy or simply an effort to thwart legislative process?
As someone who has always made an effort to diligently research important social and environmental issues, I take strong offense to Paul Vanginhoven’s continuous efforts to misguide readers about the legitimacy of global warming.
Snohomish County will soon be holding community meetings to define rural character. This is an important process that demands citizen participation. The resulting definition will influence the kind and scale of development allowed in our rural lands. It is also important, however, that the county participate fully and actually make changes necessary to protect that rural environment.
When I see a reporter from The Marysville Globe appear, I know our story will accurately be told. Tom Corrigan’s article on May 7 beautifully tells all of the residents bordering the new Marysville Food Bank what it will be, is informative and is a “Channel of Your Peace.”
I would like to encourage every individual to consider the value that a new library would add to this community. A vote for the library bond on May 20 is a vote for an increasingly vibrant and progressive community.
In a recent letter to the editor I warned of the law of unintended consequences when it came to changes made for the sake of fighting global warming. If you were paying close attention to the news, you would notice that we are already starting to see some of these consequences. Food prices have soared as grain crops are diverted to biofuels as directed by government law in some countries and influenced by subsidies in others. Land once used to grow food is now being used to produce ethanol. The law of supply and demand has kicked in raising prices. Food riots have erupted in Africa and Asia.
U-18 ASA Softball Girls, coached by Jeff Perrine, would like to give a huge thanks to all the many businesses that donated for the April 26 auction. There are too many to print, and we deeply appreciate each one of you.