George Le Masurier, Publisher
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Doug Mah, Community Representative
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Anna Jarvis, one of two women credited with establishing Mother’s Day in the United States, filed a lawsuit in the early part of the last century to stop the over-commercialization of the holiday. She lost that suit, but Jarvis’ fight for a day of quiet reflection and appreciation for the role that mothers play in everyone’s life should live on.
The most remarkable thing about Martha Pierce’s recent attack on Republicans (Republicans need to clean house, May 6) is that a paper as reputable as The Olympian chose to publish it.
After a two-week break to refresh and hear from constituents, state lawmakers will return to the Capitol Campus on Monday to finish the work they couldn’t accomplish in 105 days: passing a budget. We hope legislators used this time to step back from party politics and return next week with a single-minded focus to do what is best for all people in the state of Washington.
I just finished reading the letter to the editor by Deea Niemi. The writer claims 800,000 US citizens are killed yearly. Since the writer was writing about gun control, I assume the writer was claiming these citizens were all killed by guns. When gun control started getting attention awhile ago it was alleged only about 150,000 people were being killed. This time it is 800,000.
We all have been greatly affected by the budget shortfall plaguing our state. All state agencies were asked to cut their budgets and have responded to that request. One state agency was told they had to do more.
The use of public surveillance cameras to catch the Boston bombing suspects has prompted a nationwide conversation over how to balance privacy concerns with public safety. It’s an issue of interest for cities such as Olympia and Seattle, where identifying lawbreakers during May Day marches has proved troublesome.
I am the CEO of Behavioral Health Resources (BHR). BHR employs in excess of 300 professionals who are extraordinarily good at what they do. They are committed professionals who care deeply for the thousands of individuals we serve annually.
Those entrusted with the public welfare have to be held to a higher moral standard than the rest of us slobs. These folks need to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
Record-breaking temperatures and a 60-acre fire burning in the heart of Capitol State Forest provided a necessary early warning to take extra precautions in the backcountry. If campfires become wildfires, tragic consequences can result.
One can only marvel at the chutzpah of politicians who exploit fears of “big government” while submersing themselves neck-deep in the pork barrel. For example, Sen. Don Benton and his cronies on the Clark County Commission.