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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    City turns a blind eye to strip club dangers

    Washington is a national leader on human trafficking laws, yet Olympia’s leaders are still ignorant about this issue. This is evident by Mayor Stephen Buxbaum’s response, or lack thereof, to the opening of Olympia’s new strip club.

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    Don’t let wealthy fleece us without even a debate

    The Olympian should continue to investigate the issue of excessive CEO pay and the larger problem of growing income disparity in the United States. A letter to the editor published on March 27 wrongly suggested this issue is fabricated by liberals. It is real and deserves attention.

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    Poaching plea deal riles up sportsman

    Article in the April 5 edition about the “Wild game poacher gets 90 Days”: What an insult and a slap in the face to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and to the legal sportsmen and women of this state. We pay a ridiculous high price for the privilege to hunt and fish, and extra...

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    Pocket gopher is not one of our vital issues

    It was with a sense of great relief that I learned of the pocket gophers rescue from oblivion. Many sleepless nights have I suffered as government officials and the Center for Biological Diversity addressed the issue. Because these creatures exist only in Pierce and Thurston counties, I am confident...

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    Gunn realizes urgency of climate-change action

    What many Olympians may not know is how exemplary Sue Gunn is as a public servant and a member of our Port of Olympia Commission. Although she may disagree with her fellow commissioners, or perhaps with staffers at the port, she is always courteous, friendly and respectful. I am proud to say I ...

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    Helping poorest citizens become entrepreneurs

    Investment in entrepreneurs is the unexplored path to healing our economy. They are the life blood of our future economy: hiring neighbors, building community, modeling self-sufficiency.

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    Cycle of poverty can be broken

    There is great irony in the article “Take a real look at the face of poverty” (Leonard Pitts Jr., The Olympian, April 3). Pitts criticizes those who promote the values of cultural and community responsibility and hard work ethics. Then he portrays a woman in poverty as the victim as...

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    Daffodils brighten Evergreen Parkway

    Since I live near The Evergreen State College area, I drive Evergreen Parkway almost daily. This time of year I am always greeted by rows of colorful daffodils along the road. They are always a welcome sight. Kudos to the students of McLane Elementary School for planting and sharing these harbingers...

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    Treatment needed more than shelter

    There is something that the warm-hearted advocates of a low-barrier shelter just don’t get. An addict’s addiction demands that they get money for their next fix any way that they possibly can, and unfortunately too much of the time it’s called crime.

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    Ex-Darrington resident asks ‘why live near river?’

    I feel very sorry for all those people who lost their lives in the Oso mudslide. But, I do not feel sorry for their way of thinking, building a home near a river that is prone to flooding. Then on top of that building opposite a very high bank with a river below cutting into that bank. Why do they...

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