Last year, Americans paid nearly $1.4 trillion in federal individual income taxes _ plus sales taxes, fuel taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, you name it. Yet, there’s another tax that doesn’t show up on any receipt: the cost of federal regulation.
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It was interesting to read the arguments for and against funding abortion. There is a great alternative to saving the millions taxpayers have been giving to Planned Parenthood. A proposal that would end this funding and this debate that is gaining support all around America is the Birth at Conception Act. This law would make every abortion, murder as the child is alive as soon as he or she is conceived. This seems to be so meaningful as it is only stating what has always been true.
There will probably be a worsening of the bottleneck situations on Wishkah and Heron when they are reduced to two lanes each in the future. I base this prediction on my experience as a police administrator in Everett and on similar moves by a small city in California where I lived at the time.
The Pacific County Fire District No. 5 Commissioners would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Rick Wilcox and Chief Jim Hart for their dedication and service to the department. Both are retiring after 25 years of unselfish service to the public of Fire District 5.
I would like to take this opportunity to give a “Good Job” to the Hoquiam Boy Scouts, troop 100. I hope their car wash on Saturday, July 11 was a great success, rain and all. They did a fantastic job. I felt guilty bringing in my dirty car and would have been very happy with a quick once over. My car had a 20 minute makeover! Can’t remember it being to clean. Thanks guys!! The parents were pretty great too.
We wish to thank The Daily World and their excellent reporter Kellie Benz for the outstanding article announcing Lily Lane Farm’s Daylily Days. The festival was a huge success, due in a great part to the World’s article. Thanks to all the vendors and attendees and we look forward to 2016 and a bigger and better Daylily Days festival.
This subject, the one we all know today as climate change, is quite variable.
This is an appeal, plaintive and heartfelt, for couth behavior.
The articles recently presented in “The New Yorker Magazine” by Kathryn Schulz, “The Really Big One,” (July 20, 2015) and “How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes,” (July 28, 2015), have caused a tremendous amount of discussion throughout the nation. For the most part, her information is right on the mark as to what could occur during a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and resulting tsunami. However, while understanding her wish to channel her article’s “emotion into action,” it is apparent Ms. Schulz neglected to report on specific types of mitigation, prevention and safety plans which are in place in all coastal communities, to provide citizens and visitors the best chance of surviving an earthquake and possible tsunami.
This is in regard to the July 13 article by Kyle Mittan: “Whiteside Mortuary charged for expired license.”
The last thing we need in Aberdeen is a visitors center!
As I read the headline and subsequent article on July 29 in The Daily World regarding the rape charges being dismissed against a Lewis-McChord service member due to the inability of the Prosecutor’s Office to provide evidence correctly and in a timely manner, I am reminded of a letter submitted by the Honorable Judge Gordon Godfrey during last year’s election.
The folks responsible for flowers in downtown Aberdeen deserve a special thank you. Again this year the flowers are spectacular, best ever.
I support Vini Samuel for mayor of Montesano. I believe that she is the best qualified candidate because she has a great deal of integrity and maturity. She is a peace maker and will work hard to reconcile the different factions in the city administration, on the City Council and in our town. Vini is a good person and a hard worker who will support our families and local businesses. She will make an excellent mayor of our wonderful city! Fellow citizens of Montesano, please vote for Vini Samuel.