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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This is in response to The Daily World’s questions and answers about issues to candidates for Hoquiam City Council positions. In the newspaper dated Oct. 7, 2015, Paul McMillan was asked if he favors a 12-person council. He responded that he does favor a 12-member council. He went on to say that the council did discuss a 7-member council in the past but when two public meetings were held only one person attended and both citizens didn’t have an opinion one way or the other. He said they found it to be a non-issue.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, I went to McDermoth School and parked at the corner of Fourth and L Streets, which is a four-way stop intersection.
I am writing this letter today to voice my support for Erik Larson in his bid to be elected mayor of Aberdeen.
I will vote yes for the Elma Stadium because I am a parent and community member who believes it is what’s best for our community. A stadium will help bookend our community with a hospital on the east end and a stadium on the west end.
It’s well known that Kevin Spacey shadowed Kevin McCarthy before shooting “House of Cards.” But if you’re looking for cheap intrigue and craven dysfunction, skip Netflix and binge-watch the real thing: House of Clowns.
The General Election is less than a month away, and I want to remind all our voters to get out and make their ballot count.
It loosened them up some last year, but Russia has had strict gun laws for decades and currently boasts as few as 13 million civilian-owned firearms. That compares to something like 300 million in the United States. With attention on gun slayings high again after another mass shooting, should we consider restrictions as tough as the Russian sort?
Ocean Shores is at the last of its borrowing power due to the re-financing of the Convention Center. This puts us back in financial trouble again.
Rob Bearden is the best choice for mayor of Westport.
I’m writing to ardently support the campaign for construction of a new stadium in Elma. While I haven’t received my mail in Grays Harbor County for many years, I carry a deep sense of pride and connection to Elma as my home. Much of that pride comes from the powerful experiences I had playing in front of passionate fans at Davis Field.
The Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA) has had an amazing few years. Last year we helped more than 400 animals (and people) in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties — a record. We also spent more than we ever have — more than $104,000, mostly on veterinarian expenses.
Election time is near, and there are some good candidates. The one I like and have known for many years, is Pat Gordon who is running for the Aberdeen Sixth Ward council seat.
I really like the pieces Marcy Merrill writes about pets needing homes. She combines poignancy and humor well, very well.
A big thank you to Beverly and Joe Cornell, Making a Difference for Grays Harbor Kids. Your generous donations of pencils, crayons, glue sticks and notebooks for our Stevens kids is so appreciated!