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Education bill abandons rural schools

Decisions on school finance in the next legislative session could dramatically hurt Grays Harbor schools. The leading proposal provides more state salary allocations to urban areas than rural schools and allows urban schools far greater levy resources.

Larson supporters

Like many people in Aberdeen who think it is time for a change, We’re voting for Erik Larson to be our next mayor. Erik was born and raised in our city, left town for a college education at WSU and returned here to make it his home. Erik is an engineer for a local company and has been very deeply involved in the community, attending council meetings and volunteering around the community. Erik is very smart on the issues that affect us, has new common sense ideas to bring jobs back to town and most importantly, works respectfully with others and listens.

Chilman for Monte school board

I would like to bring to your attention the race for Montesano School District 66 Director District 3. I recommend your vote for Crystal Chilman. This is a nonpartisan office, so it doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican.

Bearden supporter

I have known Rob Bearden and the Bearden family for years. Rob grew up working at his family’s restaurant, Bearden’s Pancake House, which was an institution that tourists flocked to during the charter fishing seasons. Rob has fished commercially for years in addition to owning and operating charter boats and is now the captain of the Pilot Boat Chehalis that transports bar pilots out to and from the shipping traffic coming in and out of Grays Harbor. Rob understands the importance to our area of both tourism and commercial industries.

New generation of kids deserves a place to play

I’ve been a community member of Elma since I can remember. I spent my childhood in the halls of Elma Elementary and my high school years performing every Friday night on Davis Field as a member of the Elma High School Football Dance & Drill Team. And to this day, I still consider myself an “Elma Eagle.” Now as an adult, I am lucky enough to be head coach to the Elma drill team that I once spent my high school days dancing for. I know what it was like to have a place to call our own and now, I know what it is like to not.

Bruce for mayor

My purpose in writing is to express my support for Mayor Michael Bruce as he pursues re-election of his current position as the mayor of Westport. I must admit, I do not know the mayor’s opponent in this election.

Voting for Dingler

In a democracy, candidates for office should be scrutinized and held accountable. Of the two candidates for mayor of Ocean Shores, Susan Conniry fails to meet even minimal standards for an elected official.

12-person council

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.