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Education for everyone

I have been optimistically viewing the State of Washington’s education process. Unfortunately, our tuition rates for higher education have been increasing. The funding process does not meet constitutional standards. The Washington State Supreme Court has now indicated in recent cases that the State of Washington has failed to meet the funding mandate.

Wolf costumes?

Religion has always been an issue in this nation. Some see it as good, some see it as bad. I am a Jesus freak — yes I said it, but I have a few words for the flock that follows the cross, “Quit biting each other!”

Kuhn needs your help

As a former Miss Grays Harbor, my heart was born and raised in Aberdeen and I’d love to have the support of our area on the way to Miss America. I’d like to let everyone on the Harbor know about a few exciting ways to help me on the road to Miss America.

Amazing people and police

This is a letter for the kind people who came to help after my little dog was viciously attacked by two pitbulls near the Post Office here in Aberdeen in August. I’m sorry to not have gotten your names, but I so appreciate and want to thank them: to the people in a car who called the police; the woman who brought me a clean towel to wrap him in; the woman who came forward as a witness to this; and the man who contacted the vet, drove us to get a ride, and offered us a ride to Olympia if needed.

War is senseless

I am ashamed that our government and news media continue to support Israel in its genocide against the Palestinians. How many bloody civilian women and children does it take to bring shame on Israelis?

Voters, think for yourselves

It has been said that critical thinking by the electorate is dead. People are expected to make their voting choices by colorful signs, slick flyers and name recognition. There is no room for substantive content on a sign. Flyers are most often a collection of empty buzz phrases such as ” Jobs! Leadership! Independent!” And a rose by any other name still needs to be pruned.

Robin Williams, a gift who gave

Recently the nation and the world lost a comic genius — Robin Williams. It seems as word traveled around the globe we all seemed to walk a smaller pace. By that, I mean the news media was not focusing on Gaza, Iran, Iraq or the breakout of ebola. It appeared the television media was covering the life and accomplishments of Robin Williams.

Mayors back Vickie Raines

One of the things we love about Grays Harbor is our small, tight-knit community. We recognize that working together toward our common goals of creating strong, vibrant communities benefits each of our individual cities as well as the county as a whole. We know teamwork makes each community stronger.

Contests and Promotions

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Commissioners misguided on access fees

Is Grays Harbor going to cut off its nose to spite its face? Do the county commissioners really think they can “force” Weyerhauser to keep their land open? This is private land — they can close the gates at any time. They are no different than any other private landowner.

Change? Not this time

I worked in Victim Advocacy Services in Pacific County beginning in 1999 until very recently. I have worked with many — I estimate more than 12 — deputy prosecutors, give or take a few, during that time.

At tank farms, no need for big employee parking lots

In the Saturday, June 28, issue of The Daily World , Mark Reisman asks us to “measure the risk and find a way to make oil work here.” He builds his argument on the foundation that the Harbor’s “economic and social decline” will be reversed through capital investment in “the oil transportation opportunity.” That foundation is as unstable as the mud flats where the oil storage tanks are to be built.

A happy ending

My family and I owe a debt of gratitude to all the dedicated personnel involved in the search and rescue of my wife Karen Grygorcewicz, who was lost in the woods in McCleary recently.

Thanks to Comcast

On behalf of the board and staff at Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, we would like to express our gratitude to Comcast, local Comcast employees and their families, and the GHHSA volunteers who turned out for Comcast Cares Day at Seaport Landing on April 26.