WinCo can't keep its promises
Months before the construction began on the WinCo site on Martin Way, representatives from the company met with neighbors at the Lacey Community Center. Repeatedly, residents asked about the stand of tall trees — 30-foot to 40-foot high — that border Horne Street. And we were reassured that the trees would stay.
Nothing’s left now, except for one lone Madrona guarded by a fire hydrant and a mound covered with blackberry bushes. It’s odd how those bushes didn’t need to get plowed down.
It’s not likely that WinCo will be able to replace these with trees that would provide a 30-foot screen for the parking lot lights from neighbors — downward-facing lights are still visible — shade as much asphalt from the western sun in our era of global warming, and help filter the water which brings parking lot oils into our Puget Sound.
I hope they made a profit from the lumber.
KAREN T. KNUDSON; Olympia
Americans need to stand up, be heard
Is there not one real man among our elected officials (Congress) that has the intestinal fortitude to stand up and challenge the Mexican president for his anti-American remarks? Instead, they gave him a standing ovation.
He should have been invited to step down, and return to his beloved country that has sent us the vast number of illegal aliens. Don’t they realize it is this invasion of illegal invaders that is helping to lead our nation into bankruptcy? I have statistics that prove same.
I’m so sick of all this political correctness. Instead of following the lead, Obama has taken his worldwide apologies of the United States of America. It’s high time someone should take up the banner as that of a proud American. What better time it would have to let the world know where and what we stand for if one of our representatives had stood up and been a voice of the people.
There is so much anti-rhetoric in the media regarding the Arizona law which finally took the bull by the horns to do something. The law they passed is nothing more than one previously passed by Congress that was never enforced.
Here we have Attorney General Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security, bad mouthing the Arizona law, and admitting they have not read it. Isn’t that great?
It’s time the American public is heard. Come November, I’m sure it will be.
BILL MILLER; Rochester
City lacks common sense
OK. Maybe I am stuck on stupid.
So the city of Olympia builds a $36 million city hall (that would be 360,000 hundred dollar bills and there is virtually no parking for the people that have to pay court fines, parking tickets, apply for a building permit and any other city related business.
Why does the city of Olympia not use the paid for old city hall for the police? Then that would open up the 49 “on site” parking stalls for the people that pay the wages of the 250 employees?
What happened to common sense?
MICHAEL HERBIG; Olympia