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 Opinions    April 16, 2014 

Donations being accepted for Oso

Dear Editor, We would like to say thank you to those people who have meant so much to us over the years, those who have supported Samaritan House with donations and gifts. But now it is time to let you know that all of those donations have gone to...

 
 Opinions    April 16, 2014 

A prayer for Erika, a life to remember

Every day, twice a day, I drive past the memorial dedicated to Molly Conley on South Lake Stevens Rd. How can anyone pass by and not feel a deep sadness, knowing the tragic, senseless event that took this inspirational young woman from the ones who...

 
 Opinions    April 16, 2014 

Car wash helps local man fighting cancer

Dear Editor, We would like to give a special thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help with our “Car Wash for Cancer” fundraiser on Saturday, March 22 at the Lake Stevens Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. Michael Ward of Lake Stevens was...

 
 Opinions    April 9, 2014

Donations being accepted for Oso

Dear Editor, We would like to say thank you to those people who have meant so much to us over the years, those who have supported Samaritan House with donations and gifts. But now it is time to let you know that all of those donations have gone to...

 
 Opinions    April 9, 2014

Your voice can help educate children

Dear Editor, Pam Stevens’ inspirational editorial is about more than education.  (‘Every child deserves the opportunity to go to school’ by Pam Stevens, Lake Stevens Journal, March 26, 2014). Stevens exhorts us to appreciate the privilege of...

 
 Opinions    April 2, 2014

We need to elect better candidates

Dear Editor, With Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk stating that Russia might push his country into starting World War III, Russian President Vladimir Putin blaming the new Middle Eastern intrigue on “President Obama and America,” and a...

 
 Opinions    March 26, 2014

Cavelero Music fundraiser a great success

Dear Editor, The Cavelero Music Directors, Music Boosters and music students would like to thank the following donors for their generosity in contributing to our dinner and raffle night fundraiser. Marysville Olive Garden, Kohl’s Cares, Kennelly...

 
 Opinions    March 5, 2014

Marijuana yes, helping homeless, no?

Dear Editor, It seems our trusty leaders have failed to lead again. In a society where we are trying to set good examples for our kids to, “say no” to drugs, it seems the City of Lake Stevens feels it is more important to let people grow...

 
 Opinions    March 5, 2014

Education is important for all children

Dear Editor, Rick Short is correct, “School levies are important for students and learning.”  (‘School levies important for students and learning’ by Rick Short, Letter in the February 2014 edition of the Granite Falls Press)  Thanks to...

 
 Opinions    February 26, 2014

We need to continue to help fight hunger

Dear Editor, I agree with Todd Welch that it is a sad state of affairs when so many people are hungry in America and need to depend on food stamps.  (‘Farm bill continues mistakes, bad policies’ by Todd Welch, Lake Stevens Journal, February 10,...

 
 Opinions    February 19, 2014

Cavelero robotics tournament good news for

Dear Editor, Last weekend, February 8, Cavelero Mid-High held its first Robotics tournament. This was a huge event with about 45 teams from schools around western Washington. I had the pleasure to be one of the design judges and had the opportunity...

 
 Opinions    February 12, 2014

Farm bill continues mistakes, bad policies

Dear Editor, The 2014 Farm Bill is signed, sealed and delivered to the President by both the Republicans and Democrats; it increases from $640 billion to $960 billion over the next 10 years. The Democrats, to include our Congresswoman Susan Delbene,...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Hit and run accidents more prevalent in town

Dear Editor, On Saturday, January 25, 2014 I was involved in a hit and run accident in the intersection on 91st Ave. and Market Place in Frontier Village at 11 a.m. As I commend Lake Stevens Officer Warbis for being very helpful with the accident...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Explaining what the Tea Party stands for

Dear Editor, The President, Democratic Party, and the media have worked hard and diligently to paint the Tea Party as an extreme wing of the Republican Party that is out of touch with mainstream America. The Tea Party supporters have sat by quietly a...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Support school district levies, send in ballots

Dear Editor, As your State Senator, a life-long Lake Stevens resident, and more importantly a father of children attending schools here in the Lake Stevens School District, I strongly support the two upcoming levy measures in the upcoming election...

 
 Opinions    January 29, 2014

Keeping the world healthy needs to be a priority

Dear Editor, Excellent editorial about battling the pandemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.  (‘Fighting malaria, TB and AIDS/HIV is a global and local issue’ by Pam Stevens, Lake Stevens Journal, January 8, 2014)  It truly is both “a...

 
 Opinions    January 29, 2014

The country's grant money should be used for its citizens first

Dear Editor, As the 2014 Washington State Legislative session began the Democratic controlled House immediately voted 71-23 to pass the “Dream Act”, which allows illegal immigrants to be eligible for state funded financial aid for college. The ...

 
 Opinions    January 22, 2014

LSEA supports school levies

Dear Editor, The Lake Stevens Education Association strongly supports the Lake Stevens School District’s replacement maintenance and operations and technology levies. These initiatives cover basic essentials for rigorous academic education that...

 
 Opinions    January 22, 2014

Local kids donate to Li'l Hungry Hearts

Dear Editor, Thank you again to the Lake Stevens community for your overwhelming love and support during our 2013 Holiday Food and Toy Drive. Thank you volunteers, and partnering stores for all the...

 
 Opinions    January 22, 2014

Thanks to those who gave blood

Dear Editor, Thank you very much to all those who registered to give blood at the Lake Stevens Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  There were a total of 22 donors registered, 17 pints of blood collected and three first time donors...

 
 Opinions    January 15, 2014

Raising minimum wage is just a smoke screen

Dear Editor, President Obama has proclaimed that the major priority of the remainder of his term will be about economic equability, he has begun by pushing for extending unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage. Neither of these ideas will...

 
 Opinions    January 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered?

Dear Editor, I was in the Lake Stevens Safeway on Monday, Jan. 6 about 12:30 p.m. I had only four items so I went to the checkout line that has a sign over it that reads, ‘15 Items or Less.’ There were only three checkstands open in the store....

 
 Opinions    January 8, 2014

Vets get pay cut, not other federal workers

Dear Editor, “I came to Congress to get results and work towards compromises that will allow us to make progress on the biggest challenges facing our nation.” “I hope it will serve as the foundation for future and continued bipartisan work.”...

 
 Opinions    December 18, 2013

Help stop hunger and malnutrition

Dear Editor, The people of Lake Stevens “are always there to give each other a helping hand,”  (‘Saturday will be full of holiday spirit and opportunities to give’ by Pam Stevens, Managing Editor, LSJ, Dec. 3, 2013). This community spirit...

 
 Opinions    December 18, 2013

Thank you Lake Stevens!

Dear Editor, On December 7, Lake Stevens Firefighters held their 10th annual fundraiser called Tips for Firefighters at Ixtapa Restaurant.   For the past ten years, Francisco and his staff have...

 

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