|OPINION AND EDITORIAL|
|IN AMERICA AS YOUR PRODUCTIVITY INCREASES, YOUR WAGES DECREASE|
April 01, 2012
The drumbeat for economic advancement is filled with warnings that our kids must get a college education to get ahead. So it’s instructive to see where those college educations can lead. Take my friend’s son Dale, for example.
He’s 28, with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington. He is highly skilled with computers, audio-visual equipment and other technical systems. He’s personable, articulate, and gets along well with almost anyone.
|OPEN LETTER TO MONROE MAYOR ZIMMERMAN|
March 28, 2012
In my opinion it appears that Chad Minnick, who I have been told is your political consultant, has advised you, Mayor Zimmerman, to break the law.
By law, taxes can only be raised 1% a year without voter approval. I won’t vote to approve a tax increase. Will anyone else?
|NOTES FROM AFAR|
Former Monroe man weighs in on controversial mayor & city council
March 28, 2012
To the reader: Dennis Gallagher, now a resident of New Zealand, lived and worked in Monroe and the Monroe area for twenty years. For five of those years he was a member of Monroe’s planning commission.
Mr. Gallagher also operates a blog. In this piece he responds to a Monroe man who wrote to him about “Monroe’s gov’t…increasingly finding itself on the wrong side of people who care about the city.”
|WHY ARE MONROE OFFICIALS BREAKING LAWS?|
Ask local residents
March 23, 2012
(MONROE, WA) -- When local people stand together to protect our community and develop a vision for our future, we can make a positive impact.
The plan our community developed for the North Kelsey site was a good example. Our city bought that property expressly to make sure it was developed in a way consistent with values of the development plan.
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