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Firefighters earn their compensation, benefits | Letter to the Editor

  • May 7, 2016 at 10:04AM

I wasn't going to respond to Mr. DeVol's comments on the law enforcement officers and firefighters (LEOFF) retirement benefits because I'm confident our history of service justifies them. But as John Calvin once said, "A dog barks when his master is attacked."

 

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East Pierce thanks voters | Thank You

  • May 9, 2016 at 4:30PM

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the voters, for approving the EMS Levy Lid Lift on April 26th. Resetting the collection rate back to the previously approved 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value will allow us to continue delivering the quality service you expect and deserve.

New changing room rules a safety concern | Letter to the Editor

  • May 5, 2016 at 1:30PM

The YMCA and more recently the Target Corporation have announced their locker rooms, dressing rooms and restrooms will now be gender neutral to accommodate transgender individuals. I am firmly for tolerance and inclusivity, but this approach creates a loophole for predators. A man does not have to be dressed as a female, but simply "identify" as female to have unquestioned access to the locker room or bathroom of his choice.

New fire department leadership deserves support | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 9:54AM

I wanted to put a letter out regarding the newest fire levy. I am sure many will disagree with my thought process, and I will gladly embrace that. This is America and we should be allowed to disagree in a civil manner.

Union takes too much to pass levy | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 1:30PM

Fire District 28 again wants the taxpayers to pony up a larger percentage of their income so that those working in this government agency can receive a compensation package so beyond anything in the private industry it is proof as to why firefighters will tell you "It's a great gig" with a big smile on their face.

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