Letters to the Editor

Clearing up some points

February 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

I moved to Moses Lake from the East over 30 years ago. It was one of the most fortunate decisions I ever made.Many of my friends I left behind in the East, when they think of Washington state, immediately think of Seattle and the Puget Soun...

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What happened to our Constitution?

February 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

ICE rounded up 680 aliens last week. Some were labeled “criminals” without their day in court. No due process. No equal protection. Evidently, being suspected of a crime is the “new” high bar for deporting people. The administration asserts...

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Time to unite

February 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

This is a true moment: the American people all over the world speaking up at town halls and in the streets for immigrants’ rights, Obama Health Care and no Muslim ban. Our world is made up of different ethnic groups, religions and cultures....

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Last dance

February 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

I sat down last week to write this letter but had a difficult time finding the right words. Writing about end times can be depressing but I realized it is also joyous depending upon our perspective on life. Many years ago I heard on the rad...

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Farmer voting ‘yes’

February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am

By this fall we will have 77 portables ranging in cost from $225,000-$330,000 each. Adding portables is not a scare tactic, it is the only option to provide a classroom for every child in our district when school starts this fall. We are st...

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Washington state passes new education funding bill

February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am

The state lawmakers passed a bill for funding local bond levies with statewide levy dollars last week. This new bill should help to reduce or eliminate the local tax burden of the existing bond being proposed by the MLSD.If the current scho...

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School bond pros and cons

February 09, 2017 at 3:00 am

We just had our properties reassessed so that is tough. I get it and I know that a lot of people are on fixed incomes and can’t afford the increase. Some of you may be able to apply for a senior exemption. I don’t have children here and ne...

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Schools are crowded beyond capacity already

February 09, 2017 at 3:00 am

On Feb. 14, the community of Moses Lake has a choice. Our community’s children are our future city leaders, doctors, farmers, mechanics, et cetera. Why would we not want the best education possible for them?Not so many years ago, Garden Hei...

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Vote ‘yes’ for Moses Lake schools

February 09, 2017 at 3:00 am

I hope you’ll join us in voting “yes” for Moses Lake schools. My husband graduated MLHS class of 1984, and I graduated in 1985. We were lucky to have reasonable class sizes where the focus inside and outside the classroom was quality educat...

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School growth can’t wait

February 09, 2017 at 3:00 am

I, like most, take no pleasure any time property taxes increase. I need to be convinced of the necessity. The 2017 Moses Lake School District’s construction bond proposal is a challenge we’re forced to confront as the result of a growing co...

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