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Articles from the July 30, 2010 edition

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 By Chris Thomas    News    July 30, 2010

NW Groups say 'No' to Tropical Trash

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's not exactly the "aloha" you'd expect from Hawaii. Conservation groups and the Yakama Nation have filed a lawsuit to stop barges loaded with Hawaiian garbage from making their way to a landfill in the Northwest. The trash would...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 30, 2010

Reardon asks community’s help in catching culprit in park fire

A large playground structure at Lake Goodwin Community Park appears to have been purposely set ablaze in the early morning of July 26, requiring the Marysville Fire Department to extinguish the fire....

 By Pam Stevens    News    July 30, 2010

Alfy’s joins Sarah’s Hope to support local cancer victim

Sarah Lien poses in front of ribbions at Alfy's Pizza in Granite Falls. Ribbons represent donations made in Lien's behalf. It’s almost unimaginable, having a two-year-old and a five-year-old and...

 Lights & Sirens    July 30, 2010

Lights and Sirens-August 4, 2010

The police department responded to 680 incidents in the week of July 18, 2010 through July 24, 2010. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, 07/20/2010, 95 th Avenue...

 Opinions    July 30, 2010

Your Letters August 4, 2010

Parade ruined by busy street Dear Editor, For the first time in our many years of attending the Aquafest parade, we were thoroughly disappointed in the conduct of the viewing public and the failure of the parade to move smoothly down Main Street....

 By Don C Brunell    Opinions    July 30, 2010

Never forget that free enterprise makes america tick

Just before my father died, I asked him why he kept repeating stories about his childhood and his life. He said, “So you will remember them when I am gone.” Suddenly, it sank in that there really is meaning to the phrase, “out of sight, out of...

 By Chris Thomas    News    July 30, 2010

Teachers Missing from New WA Higher Ed Task Force

OLYMPIA, Wash. - To some, it is a glaring omission that Gov. Chris Gregoire's new Higher Education Funding Task Force, formed this week, includes no teachers. It will be chaired by an attorney at Microsoft, and is made up of 16 business executives...