Letters to the Editor

Vicki Groff deserves elementary school honor

November 06, 2019 at 8:22 pm

In filling out my ballot, it felt rather strange not to mark Vicki Groff’s name for school board. This was a given for at least 30 years.Our family moved to Moses Lake in the spring of 1970. We soon discovered Larson Playfield was the place...

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Not just another tax

October 30, 2019 at 8:34 pm

Please do not dismiss Proposition 1 as just another tax. Law enforcement in Grant County needs the ability to incarcerate (book into jail) those accused of crimes in our communities. The Grant County Jail has had restrictions on bookings mo...

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Our justice system is broken

October 30, 2019 at 8:33 pm

We live in a broken system, in the justice system and in Congress. Our vote counts into fixing justice and making laws that protect the mentally ill, the elderly and the innocent in a world of racist courts.Justice is blind. Our Constitutio...

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Don’t let bullying stop you from reaching your goals

October 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

In my previous school, bullies were a distraction that prevented me from focusing on my classes.My mother was tired of the school refusing to intervene and found a new alternative for me with online school at Washington Virtual Academy. Tha...

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Grant County law enforcement needs updating

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m not pro-another tax, but I am pro-safety. After visiting the courthouse this summer it was obvious that our law and justice system in Grant County is functioning with outdated, antiquated equipment. The busy staff is doing the best they...

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Law and justice tax is both fair and needed

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Thank you, Sheriff Tom Jones, Prosecutor Garth Dano, Grant County Commissioners and the various city councils for proposing and supporting Proposition 1. The three-tenths of one percent is the fairest method to fund badly needed additional ...

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Affirmative Action doesn’t mean preferential treatment

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

A “yes” vote for Referendum 88 affirms Initiative 1000, which was passed by the Washington State Legislature. Initiative 1000 prohibits “preferential treatment” or quotas. Therefore it does not allow the sole criteria for admittance to stat...

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Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 1

October 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Proposition 1 is a proposed 0.3 percent increase of sales tax in all jurisdictions in Grant County. That’s 30 cents on a $100 purchase. Funding will go to build a new jail in the county, and the cities are expected to hire more officers and...

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Reject R-88/I-1000

October 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Under current state law, college admissions, state contracts and hiring decisions treat everyone equally. But Referendum 88/I-1000 threatens that fairness and must be rejected.Because we should all be treated equally.Referendum 88/Initiativ...

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More information needed on impact fees

October 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am writing in opposition to the City of Moses Lake Fire Department’s proposal to implement impact fees for fire infrastructure. The fees would be collected on all new construction in the city, and they would be used for new fire equipment...

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