Discrimination laws not for same-sex marriage
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I-937 is not a good fit for Grays Harbor.
Thank you so much for the wonderfully written article about myself after I was named the Teacher of the Year for the Aberdeen School District.
I am not sure how to put this, and I know that I may draw harsh criticism for my statements. But, let me try.
In 1995 and again in 1999, the voters of Washington state rejected initiatives favoring the sport fishing industry. Now, once again, these same selfish folks are trying to take our salmon away. This time under the veneer of conservation rhetoric and with the support of state Rep. Liz Pike, we now have a bill introduced in the Legislature that would effectively put our salmon into the hands of the privileged few.
We are fifth graders at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa Calif.
So, did you see the cartoon in which St. Peter’s looking at a couple of newbies wiggling their thumbs and says, “most of the new arrivals seem incapable of conversation. They just stare at their hands in despair.”
This letter is prompted by hearing local people say, “Not all of the homeless are druggies or alcoholics — they deserve our help.” They imply that addicts do NOT deserve help due to their addictions. Please remember that many of the people on drugs, including those who are addicted to alcohol, are self-medicating because they have no access to real medical help and/or no other source of comfort in their very bleak lives. They may have another condition like PTSD or depression that makes them more likely to reach for these substances than most people would.
Selective human rights involvement
I would like to thank the folks who took time out of their busy Saturday to help move the 7th St. Theatre organ parts on March 28 for over three hours.
We wish to thank all those who attended and contributed to our recent fundraiser. Along with donations and desserts from team members, we received donations of gift certificates, baskets, merchandise, the ingredients for the chili feed and potato bar and monetary donations from local Montesano and Grays Harbor businesses and individuals. We also would like to thank the radio stations and newspapers for advertising our event.
We would like to thank everyone for the support they gave us during the Jan. 5 flooding.
Wrong way traffic
In a recent guest column, County Commissioner Frank Gordon was singing the praises of the Washington Coastal Restoration Initiative (WCRI). It was a “warm and fuzzy” letter about saving salmon and creating jobs here in Grays Harbor County. Please don’t get me wrong; I am all for saving and actually increasing the salmon and steelhead runs in Grays Harbor County. And jobs — of course Grays Harbor County needs jobs!
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate just how much fish means to our community. I’ve found that I spend pretty much every second I can out on the river, recharging my batteries when it gets stressful at work.