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 Opinions    October 8, 2014

Thank You Lake Stevens Public Works

Dear Editor, My back yard faces 20th St. SE, in Lake Stevens. The sound from the street is so loud, when my family is outside we have to yell to be heard over the traffic noise. Last spring I planted 2 small, but fast growing trees in the right...

 
 Opinions    October 8, 2014

Boys & Girls Club Anniversary A Succuss

Dear Editor, Thank you to Everyone who contributed to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club Anniversary . On Friday, Sept 19th, a 10 year anniversary celebration for the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls club was held at the home of Jan and Lorrie Larsen. It was an...

 
 By Janice Huxford    Opinions    May 21, 2014

Aquafest Pageant

I have been asked, yet again, to be a mentor and the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 2014 Miss Aquafest Pageant in Lake Stevens this June.  Not having anything but a negative image of pageants, and despising anything with a “reality” TV flavor,...

 
 By Evelyn Edeen    Opinions    May 21, 2014

Everyone loves lunch at the LS Senior Center

The Wednesday lunch at Lake Stevens Senior Center is quickly becoming a mid-week break for seniors in our town and surrounding areas. Comments from an informal survey were overwhelmingly positive!  They included: “I love coming here. I live with...

 
 By Lake Stevens Relay Committee    Opinions    May 7, 2014

Relay for Life Count Down Begins

Hello Lake Stevens Relayers! Can you believe that relay is less than 25 days away?!  We are so excited about the event this year and to make sure that everyone has a positive and fun experience we wanted to provide you with some information and...

 
 By Leeza Broome    Opinions    May 7, 2014

Team Kaylee Rain Thanks Community & Invites Everyone to Join Walk

Saturday, May 17th is the Bellevue Walk to Cure Arthritis, at Downtown Bellevue Park. My name is Leeza Broome, and I am the team captain for Team Kaylee Rain, named after my 6-yr-old daughter who has been suffering from the painful effects of Juvenil...

 
 Opinions    May 7, 2014

Why I Relay:

Why I Relay: I want to be in Relay for life because I found out that someone in my family died from cancer. I imagine that everyone must have been in a lot of pain when he died. If I do Relay for life I will be helping kids all over the world to...

 
 Opinions    April 30, 2014

Edeen responsible for L.S. Senior Center grants

Dear Editor, The Lake Stevens Senior Center recently received two grants:  A Capacity Building Grant, in the amount of $5,865, which was awarded in December, 2013, by United Way of Snohomish County; and a Charitable Fund Grant, from the Tulalip...

 
 Opinions    April 30, 2014

L.S. City Council votes to increase salaries

Dear Editor, On April 14th the city council voted to give salary increases to city staff to match the average salaries of equivalent employees in comparable cities in the state. Some of the salary increases were as much as 15%, and this is on top of...

 
 By Liv Finne    Opinions    April 24, 2014

State Superintendent Randy Dorn speaks out on McCleary ruling

Superintendent Randy Dorn says McCleary ruling requires $7.5 billion in higher taxes, but no school reform   By Liv Finne Director, Center for Education March 27, 2014   The Issue On March 18th, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn sent...

 
 Opinions    April 24, 2014

Lake Stevens Senior Center gets help from United Way

Dear Editor, In December of 2013, United Way of Snohomish County provided funding to help eleven local nonprofit agencies reduce intergenerational poverty. As volunteers for Lake Stevens Senior Center, we wish to publicly thank United Way for...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 16, 2014

New marijuana law brings concerns for higher crime

I will admit that I did not vote for the legalization of marijuana here in the state of Washington. While I have many concerns about this law one of my biggest is giving criminals even more...

 
 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...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 9, 2014

Pets have a place at hospitals as wells as home

Imagine my excitement when I saw a story on MSN.living about hospitals around the country that are now allowing family pets to visit their loved ones in the hospital. At our house, our pets are a...

 
 By Erin Shannon    Opinions    April 9, 2014

Even Seattle liberals think a $15 minimum wage goes too far 

As Seattle officials continue pressing forward with plans to impose a $15 minimum wage, some of the city’s liberal business owners and nonprofit organizations are sounding the alarm.  Following a narrow victory in Sea-Tac, where a $15 minimum...

 
 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...

 
 By Leonard Gilroy    Opinions    April 9, 2014

Would the "Taxpayer Protection Act" really protect taxpayers?

Would the "Taxpayer Protection Act" really protect taxpayers? By Leonard Gilroy Director of Government Reform, Reason Foundation Key Findings A 2011 law was enacted that required up to six activities every two years to be open to private sector...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 2, 2014

Oso mudslide brings out charity and compassion

I will admit that I’ve been glued to the news reports regarding the Oso mudslide that took place on Saturday, March 22, as I am sure many of you have. This devastating tragedy happened at a...

 
 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...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    April 2, 2014

Setting the stage for the 2015-17 budget debate

With seven minutes to spare, lawmakers adjourned at 11:53 p.m. on the last day of the 60 day 2014 Legislative Session, avoiding for the first time in several years going into a special session. Among the bills passed was a 2014 supplemental...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    March 26, 2014

Every child deserves the opportunity to go to school

We are fortunate to live in a country where education is considered a top priority. We are even more blessed to live in a community where our children are given the opportunity to go to schools where...

 
 By Don C. Burrell    Opinions    March 26, 2014

Hawaii and the Electric Cow

Normally, you wouldn’t think the cost of electricity would clobber ranchers, but in Hawaii, high power rates are the central competitiveness issue. In fact, the owners of the mammoth Parker Ranch on Hawaii’s big island have calculated their...

 

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