Opinion

Adele Ferguson

Legislative pay too high

When I started writing this column in 1965, state legislators were paid $3,600 a year.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson
Illegal use of fireworks continues to plague our communities

Illegal use of fireworks continues to plague our communities

In 2001 the Marysville City Council voted 4-3 against a proposal to ban the discharge of fireworks within city limits saying that the issue could be addressed through enforcement and education. But six years later, it seems little progress has been made to abate the illegal use of fireworks a problem that affects all of north Snohomish County.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Illegal use of fireworks continues to plague our communities

Winter holidays, Santa, Christmas and the Season of Giving

Winter has settled in. Santa Claus continues making frequent appearances around town.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

Hidden $108 million property tax increase

Do you think it was wise of you to jump all over the governor and the Legislature after they passed the I-747 replacement bill in the special session? I asked Tim Eyman. Isnt the bill a replica of your initiative?

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

Nuclear Energy: Is it worth it?

by Leah Rensel

  • Aug 28, 2008

Chamber of Commerce looking for businesses with stories

by Deb Loughrey-Johnson

  • Aug 28, 2008

What is your definition of Routine?

by Scott Frank

  • Aug 28, 2008

We shouldnt forget the date which will live on in infamy

My first thought was, what a great pity that another nation should be added to those aggressors who choose to limit our freedom ... I find myself at the age of eighty, an old woman, hanging on to the tail of the world, trying to keep up. I do not want the drivers seat but the eternal verities. There are certain things that I wish to express: one thing that I am very sure of is that hatred is death, but love is light. I want to contribute to the civilization of the world but ... When I look at the holocaust that is going on in the world today, Im almost ready to let go...

  • Aug 28, 2008

Thank you, Milton Friedman

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008

Remember Made in America?

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

There was only one Scoop

My contention that there arent many Scoop Jackson Democrats around any more roused an old friend from my Olympia days to speak up on behalf of his onetime boss.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Conrad Thompson

Drive hammered. Get nailed. Labor Day 2007.

Labor Day weekend represents the final countdown of the summer season and it should be a time of fun and leisure but when drinking and driving are added to these festivities, fun in the sun can quickly turn to tragedy.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Conrad Thompson
Adele Ferguson

Pay cash first before using credit

Well, Ive read about as much as I can stand about the sub-prime loan fiasco and the screwed up housing market, much of which went over my head and Ive finally figured out what the problem is. I think.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson
Committee meets to review exemptions to Public Records Act

Committee meets to review exemptions to Public Records Act

That, mindful of the right of individuals to privacy and of the desirability of the efficient administration of government, full access to information concerning the conduct of government on every level must be assured as a fundamental and necessary precondition to the sound governance of a free society. The provisions of this chapter shall be liberally construed to promote complete disclosure of all information respecting the financing of political campaigns and lobbying, and the financial affairs of elected officials and candidates, and full access to public records so as to assure continuing public confidence of fairness of elections and governmental processes, and so as to assure that the public interest will be fully protected.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Committee meets to review exemptions to Public Records Act
John Koster

New college should be north of Everett

by John Koster

  • Aug 28, 2008
John Koster
Adele Ferguson

How much can it weigh?

Really now, I asked Waste Management, is it worth your while and mine for you to stop and pick up four dog food cans, three cat food cans, one milk carton, an empty whiskey bottle and a sauerkraut jar?

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson
Editorial

Help decide our future

Theres an easy way to get involved in deciding the future of our communities, our county and our state. It doesnt involve a lot of time or effort, yet many people in our communities choose to not take advantage of this opportunity. They choose not to cast their ballots to vote on important initiatives, referendums or candidates for elected office. They leave those important decisions to others.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Editorial