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    A civic-minded family trying to help downtown

    I am writing this letter enthusiastically and in strong support of the Tanasse multi-use building on State Street that has been approved by the city and is now being appealed by the Bigelow Neighborhood Association. For years we have known that Olympia is in need of a thriving downtown where people...

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    Good work on rail crossing, now focus on Highway 99

    Kudos to Burlington Northern Railroad for the recent repair work that they completed on the Rich Road Railroad Crossing. I have lived in East Olympia for 55 years and this is the best and smoothest that this crossing has ever been. This repair work was done in a timely and efficient manner and actually...

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    County is playing games by denying due process

    It seems to me that the Sept. 20 article on Lakeside Industries’ application for using recycled asphalt clearly points out that an independent environmental review is needed now. The citizens of Thurston County, including staff and Commissioners will all be better off if the County stops ...

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    After this sunny summer, more of a salmon shade

    The recent letter to the editor recommending that white people be called “wheat” was intriguing to say the least. Unfortunately, we were beaten to the punch a couple of centuries ago by Japanese ladies who called their complexion wheat colored (mugiiro) to set them apart from the peasant...

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    Stealing Sheldon’s signs is a dirty campaign trick

    Every day we ask our young men and women in uniform to make even the ultimate sacrifice, so that others in society who have never served god or country have the right to show the military disrespect, disrupt their funerals, desecrate the American flag, and lately steal, deface and destroy hundreds...

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    Prefer the inexperienced to someone who has failed

    It was not surprising to see The Olympian editorial board recommend Commissioner Valenzuela for re-election. After all, they state that she is “high handed,” that she also wants a business to “close down and move away” because she doesn’t like where the business...

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    Vote for independents, not quarreling partisans

    As a senior citizen and lifetime resident of Thurston County, I consider myself to be a conservative independent. I am pleased to see that we have local candidates who have chosen to run for office as independents. I intend to support them.

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    Church members culpable in Planned Parenthood act

    Let the truth be told. If you attend St. Michael’s Parish, then you are indeed supporting the social ministries project taking place right now outside Planned Parenthood. Please tell your fellow members to take their judgments, their offensive signs and their stigmatizing comments elsewhere...

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    Recycle denial could land county in another lawsuit

    The Olympian never ceases to amaze me concerning its candidate endorsements. This time for County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela, even though they point out some serious decision-making flaws in her judgments as well as the often perceived lack of connection and high-handedness in dealing with constituents...

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    Valenzuela court record shows she hasn’t a clue

    I am shocked that The Olympian would give Karen Valenzuela any kind of support for re-election. You only have to read her own testimony in Seattle Superior Court to realize by her own admission that she doesn’t have a clue about performing the duties of a County Commissioner.

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