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I believe it is the duty of informed citizens to communicate the needs of the community to its elected officials and public servants. It is… Continue reading
Last month, the King County Council voted unanimously to require county agencies to publish what they call “high value” data to a new Web site.… Continue reading
Please don't take the ill-advised advice given in the recent letter to the editor, "Don't vote for the supplemental levy." As someone who served two… Continue reading
May 8 was the national U.S. Postal Letter Carriers food drive event — an event held to serve those needy in our communities. Aside from their normal mail deliveries, letter carriers picked up food donations from their many communities and delivered them to their home post office, where organizations providing food bank services picked up the donations, delivered them to their respective food banks and then began distributing them to those in need.
In your May 19 issue, Karyl Gelatt urges us to vote for “Squire’s Landing” as the new name of Swamp Creek Park because “it is the only name suggested with historical significance.” This is not true, as I submitted “Meanderer’s Park” specifically to honor a group of Native Americans who inhabited the Kenmore area in the 19th century.
In response to the article titled “Northshore schools to float supplemental levy” (May 19), there are good reasons to avoid placing such a levy before voters in the August primary. The Northshore School Board surely must know that we are in a severe economic recession and all government agencies and most citizens are experiencing painful economic declines and must reduce their spending. It is time this school board observe the same cost-cutting measures common to other public entities. The school board needs to understand we are all affected by this recession and that the board, too, must do some serious belt-tightening.
It looked and sounded like a hive of loud, giant bees on Saturday, May 1, as dozens of Kenmore citizens descended on the west end of the new unnamed park next to Trail Walk condominiums in downtown.
The city of Kenmore has sought help from local residents to choose a new name for the recently appropriated Swamp Creek Park located off Northeast Bothell Way.
Ever since kids played table tennis in the game Pong in 1972, the video-game industry has captured what it means to be a kid. The video-game industry skyrocketed as families bought the newest games for their kids. Video gaming became a part of teenage culture as the video-game industry found new ways to entertain consumers. However, video games have taken a drastic turn. The media has often promoted video games with violence. Some of these video games have been promoted so much that they truly influence consumers in a number of ways. When Devin Moore killed three cops in Fayette, Ala., after playing Grand Theft Auto for hundreds of hours, it is evident that the media has gone too far.
When writing in the April 21 edition of the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, M. Williams states, “I have somehow missed a recent Bothell City Council decision to reimburse our city manager for his cost of acquiring a master’s degree.” It was an easy decision to miss, because it didn’t appear on any agenda. Indeed, some members of the council had no idea that the issue was to be addressed on the evening that it was brought forward.