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The woman began calling to her young daughter — probably in preschool or kindergarten — in what I thought was a Chinese language. The man standing between us “ching-chonged” her, imitating her under his breath. I’m not sure if the other woman heard him or what her reaction to the man’s mutterings was, but when I heard his gibberish, I just froze.
Community Events, January 2015
Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns, and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences. Holding fewer elections, paying the postage on mail-in ballots and new disclosure rules for pop-up political committees are among the ideas put forth thus far this session.
We have already developed recovery plans and identified barriers to salmon recovery in western Washington’s watersheds. Now we need a commitment from the White House to tackle the most pressing obstacles in each watershed and provide the leadership necessary to put those salmon recovery plans into action. If salmon are to be in the future of this region, we must act now before it is too late.
School board chairwoman: 'Looking to the future, the district adopted three strategic directions after a process that involved secondary students, district leadership and 110 community members. The strategic directions are: success for all students, stakeholder support and satisfaction, and effective and efficient operations.'
With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws.