If you set out to engineer a county commissioner, what you’d get would be a lot like Vickie Raines, the mayor of Cosmopolis.
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The Grays Harbor Assessor’s Office is one of the few county offices that directly affects your pocketbook. If the office is run efficiently, your taxes are fair and accurate, and your tax bill is timely. If it isn’t … well, they are not.
A county Prosecutor occupies an interesting point in the judicial system, the fulcrum between the courts and the police agencies that enforce state law and local codes.
Now that President Barack Obama has finally laid out a strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State, there are only two (very big) questions that matter:
There have been times in the life of this community – mill closures, fires, a recession that was really a depression – when it faced a tipping point, when the whole thing could have gone this way or that, regaining equilibrium or sliding on down the hill.
C’mon people — it’s just 45 words!
Ever since the financial crash of 2008, we’ve been having an anxious national debate about the growing income gap. What does it mean for American society when most workers’ wages are flat and almost all economic gains flow to the top 1 percent — or to the top one-tenth of 1 percent?