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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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!
To the following, I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks for your continued support of the Saginaw logging show.
At nearly the same moment as last week’s mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., an ominous, coincidental reverberation of that commonplace American theme — school shootings — broke across my own community college campus, here in south Texas.
Russia’s airstrikes against Syrian rebels last week came as a surprise to many Americans — including, it seems, many in the Obama administration. They shouldn’t have.
No mitigation adequate for large oil spills
At a cultural moment when celebrity trumps character in America, it took a humble priest from Argentina to remind us of the better angels of our nature — and of the kind of nation we must aspire to build in the 21st century.
Have you ever met someone in your life that you knew the instant you met them you connected?