Washington’s ferry system, the largest in the country, is an iconic symbol of the state and one of its best transportation values. Building new ferries is prudent and essential, not an option. Like any another segment of vital transportation infrastructure, the ferry system needs to be reliable, which requires maintenance and upkeep.
In last month’s column I began to address reasons why seniors need to “keep physically fit.” I quoted from a recent study that “regular physical activity and exercise are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults. Staying physically active and exercising regularly can produce long-term health benefits and even improve health for some older people who already have diseases and disabilities. That’s why health experts say that older adults should aim to be as active as possible.”
There’s a good chance marijuana will be in front of voters again this fall.
Imagine you have a product that customers love. It’s top quality, affordable and meets or exceeds all state and federal benefit standards. Better yet, your product fills a void in the marketplace that left people vulnerable and unprotected.
Not many years ago, I wrote in protest of bringing snacks to kids’ soccer games. I said that making cookies for halftime was ruining my weekend, as was being expected to sit on the sidelines during every practice. I can think of 101 things I’d rather be doing than watching soccer practice.
We encourage voters in Central Kitsap and South Kitsap to approve their respective fire district’s Proposition 1 on the April 28 special election ballot.
On April 2nd, a state-wide meeting on Common Core was held in Olympia. It was sponsored by Senator Marilyn Chase, Democrat, and Senator Pam Roach, Republican. Both senators agreed that the state of Washington’s commitment to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is of great concern.
There’s nothing like flying a powered paraglider. For an investment of about $6,000, you can take to the skies, no license and no training required — although, without the latter, you are taking your life into your own hands. Should training be required for the operation of a powered paraglider? Yes, it should.
I am a firm believer that each opportunity we take in our lives has a place and a time. There are opportunities that are embraced for long periods of time and some that eventually run their course.
I was not a straight-A student in high school. Maybe that’s why I can tell you this story. Society only seems to accept success stories from people who have failed first. Except, I never truly failed. I just didn’t try that hard to succeed.
Five months ago voters said they wanted smaller classes in Washington public schools. Seven months from now lawmakers want to ask them 'Did you really mean it?'
Presumption of innocence and benefit of the doubt are related concepts. The former is a cherished part of our criminal justice system; the latter, a protection of our less formal but still popular court of public opinion.
Volunteering is a very basic and fundamental way for citizens and residents to give back to their community. Over the past handful of years, Bremerton has been growing and organizing its base of volunteers into some fundamental programs that have now fully invested themselves into being part of the overall, long term, community improvement solution.
Before I was elected, I knew the most successful legislation was that which is worked on with people on both sides of the aisle, and vetted with those affected the most. That's why – in my first three months in office – all of the bills I've worked on have received bipartisan support.
Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by City of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.