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    Olympia gives too much to those who are homeless

    I commend Laurie Davis for her letter about the homeless taking over downtown. It was brave of her to write that. I know many people who, in private, say exactly what she did, but they won’t say it publicly because they’re afraid of being labeled unfeeling, selfish and cruel. Olympia...

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    County government needs reform by redistricting

    When our county reaches a population of 300,000 citizens, we will be able to expand our Board of County Commissioners from three to five members without a risky process to create a new home rule charter. What is the urgency? In 2013 our county’s population was 262,388. In 2010 it was 252,...

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    Modern times evoke ideas from ‘Lord of the Flies’

    “The American writer today faces a cultural totalitarianism analogous to the political totalitarianism with which two generations of Eastern bloc writers had to contend” – from Jonathan Franzen, 1996. I would remove reference to “writers” and let his idea stand...

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    National parks backlog is opportunity for jobs

    Talk about an epiphany! The May 4 article in The Olympian about “$500 million backlog of work” in national parks hit me like a ton of fieldstone – go and see Millersylvania State Park and hundreds of other state parks around America. I remember the CCC (Civilian Conversation...

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    Obama wrong, Sen. Warren right on TPP trade deal

    On Monday May 11, The Olympian ran an article by Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post, reporting Obama’s contention that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is ‘absolutely wrong’ in warning that the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade deal would threaten the safety of our financial markets...

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    Fed up with free range pets doing their business

    I am getting sick and tired of people letting their pets out so they can do their business in people’s yards. I see mostly cats digging in yards and flower beds where people have worked so hard keeping it nice. They should have animal control out looking for these animals.

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    Pay raises usually are given for good work

    Teachers need more pay. And yet again the education establishment is asking for more money. Let’s see, guaranteed full retirement with medical and dental benefits for life, summers off, many half days, “service” days and on and on and on it goes – and they want more.

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    School shooter might have been bully victim

    Another case of a young boy begging for help. He obviously did not want to kill anyone – he would have shot in the crowds. I believe after investigation it will be found he has been bullied and probably received no help. I know kids in school who are bullied and get no help from the school...

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    Park and ride lot is turning into hellhole

    If you have friends or relatives visiting from out of town and plan to take them to the ocean beaches or around the peninsula to view majestic Hurricane Ridge and the beautiful Hoh rain forest, be sure to stop at the DOT’s Mud Bay park and ride. Just park anywhere since the parking stripes...

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    Gunn saga made the case for new port commission

    Somewhere in Hades, Ebenezer Scrooge is handing out awards for supreme selfishness disguised as a helping hand. And winner this year goes to Port Commissioner Bill McGregor’s relentless attack on another commissioner Sue Gunn while she was trying to re-group after open heart surgery. Hospital...

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