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The cartoon for the Kingston Community News for October is by Walt Elliott.
Community Events, October 2014
Both districts are doing what they can to maintain levels of service which we have come to expect. That level of service — quick response time, equipment that works when it’s needed, and firefighters that are safe and well-equipped — is worth an additional $1.58 (in Poulsbo) or $2.08 (in NKF&R) per month.
Mike Hope became ineligible to serve in the Washington state Legislature on Aug. 19, 2013, when he signed a voter registration card in Mentor, Ohio. But 11 months passed before anyone found out and Hope quit, a period during which the Republican representative from Snohomish County cast 503 votes and collected monthly installments of his $42,106-a-year salary.
Let’s be perfectly honest. The Great Divide between the two gun initiatives — I-594 and I-591 — will never see a bridge built. Both factions are obstinate and emotional. Extreme politics are becoming more visible as we get closer to Nov. 4.
Since last winter, the Kingston Food Bank has had a home from which to help local people who need food. That’s thanks to a grant from the Pam Foster and Liz Austin Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by the Seattle Foundation.