This past week the Washington State House of Representatives members were given a 33 percent daily per diem increase. Their $90 per day per diem was increased to $120. The per diem amounts are used for housing and meals. Each member of the House whose home office is 50 miles or more from the capital receives the per diem. Both representatives from the 31st District qualify.
AMBER-BROOKE – sounds like a microbrew, doesn’t it? It would be appropriate for a bicycle team to be sponsored and named after a cold brew, but such is not the case.
I would like to give thanks to our city manager, staff, administration, mayor, and City Council members for all the hard work they did in the year 2013.
I’d like to offer a rebuttal to a portion of Mr. Keith Matthews’ letter. I thought Mr. Matthews’ letter was well written and was very cordial to the hard-working firefighters.
I am a senior at White River High School and got the chance to watch how technology grew over the past few years. We are able to learn things from current events going on around the world. I am grateful for the technology we have, we use it a lot and it comes in handy. On the other side of that, I would rather go back to using books.
I am writing on the issue of the White River technology levy.
As your state representatives, we are encouraging the voters in the Enumclaw School District to vote “yes” on the M&O levy that is currently on the ballot.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way…sound familiar? Well it’s so very true.
Our great school district is the core of our community and an important part of our reputation as a great place to live. The quality of our schools is one of the community’s strongest selling points.
Let me begin by saying that I have the utmost respect and gratitude for the firemen of King County Fire District 28. The issue is with how our tax money has been handled.
Since the 1980s, in answer to Mr. Sarver’s letter (Courier-Herald, Dec. 18), the U.S. has made very big mistakes. We deregulated the financial industries and, after deregulation, our country has had one financial crisis after another, each one worse than the one preceding it.
My name is Greg Adams. I have been a firefighter here in Enumclaw for 18 years and have worked my way up to lieutenant. I am the president of the Enumclaw Volunteer Firefighter Association and am very active with the department and proud of the people I work with.
Back in the good old days, in the late ‘60s, when I was in college in the San Francisco Bay area, I remember the worry and consternation that was imagined when Lockheed Sunnyvale (remember Lockheed Aircraft) lost a huge missile contract. Politicians, engineers, mayors, all predicted dire results.
The “Bush recession” actually started a long time before he took the oath of office.
What is worth thousands of dollars and costs nothing? Volunteers.
Mr. Rich Elfers’ article about Republicans being the party of change – with a question mark, no less – makes me wonder if conservatives are now liberals.
I read with interest that the city of Buckley has agreed to sell its gas system to Puget Sound Energy if city voters approve. A primarily reason given is the burden on a small community to operate the system. Other advantages cited include lower rates and access to PSE’s energy efficiency incentives.
The press has done a very good job of reporting about the challenges our veterans face. We all have read or seen stories about our wounded warriors. About traumatic brain injury. About veterans suffering from depression and other serious mental health issues. About those who have lost limbs or endure other physical hardships.
Ted DeVol’s letter in the Aug. 23 issue of this paper is interesting. He states the King County Fire District 28 commissioners passed a resolution at their meeting of Aug. 5 to put before the voters a proposal to increase the levy lid. He stated there had never been any discussion amongst the commissioners regarding this matter. He also states he will not vote for it.
Wow. I have read the fire commissioner debates between Angela Stubblefield and Elbert Reed with great interest. As a very concerned taxpayer, I believe Angela Stubblefield is an absolute breath of fresh air we so desperately need.