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Passing EP&O levy necessary to providing comprehensive education to students   Editor, As a dedicated member of the Yelm community, I am writing to express my enthusiastic … more
Editor, To the esteemed members of the Yelm community, I address you today not merely as residents who fulfill vital roles in our community — as bankers, accountants, engineers, … more
Editor, As a longtime, proven, loyal advocate and leader in our wonderful community, I encourage all eligible voters to vote yes on our upcoming levy ballots. Our students have been through … more
Editor, We need another bridge. When this Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plan is completed, all the traffic will be gridlocked between Roy and Walmart. I drive this … more
Editor, As a Yelm Community Schools parent I am urging our community to vote yes for kids in the upcoming levy. Our students are finally recovering from the years of pandemic sacrifices: … more
Editor, Schools do need the funding from the capital gains tax. I disagree with Sen. John Braun’s Feb. 20 commentary titled “Democrats are wrong to use children as defense of … more
Editor, I am appalled at the recent ballots that were received for the primary election. Why do we need to declare on the outside cover whether we are voting Democratic and Republican? Is this … more
Editor, For the Nisqually Valley News (NVN) to name Line Roy its 2023 Person of the Year is misplaced at best. Ms. Roy is a public servant and, as such, is paid by Yelm taxpayers as a city … more
Editor, On Feb. 13, voters will decide whether Yelm Community Schools should keep its levy, which is a tax of up to $2.50 per $1,000 and makes up 13% of all district funding. I urge voters to … more
Editor, I’m writing in response to Julie McDonald’s guest commentary, Jan. 25. She starts out calling Joe Kent a far-right critic, a MAGA extremist who has ties to Adolf Hitler … more
Editor, Dear Commissioners: As a Thurston County resident residing just east of Yelm, I am writing to express my dismay at the condition of our county roads after the recent snow event. It … more
Editor, I want to congratulate the folks of We Love Rainier for creating a magical holiday lights experience for all those passing through Rainier at night. It brightened up even the most dismal … more
Regarding your Dec. 5 Look Back in History — 15 years ago, you report: “The only thing keeping Walmart from building a connector to 103rd Avenue was a permit from the state Department of … more
Editor, Civility in public discourse is in short supply. The bipartisan Project for Civic Health refers to a 2018 poll, in which 93% of Americans said incivility is a problem in the United … more
I just returned from visiting family in western Massachusetts. I was in awe of the price of gasoline. I wish I had a pipeline so I could fill up from their pump to my car. At Costco, gas price for … more
I would like to see Stephanie Kangiser on the City Council. She has been a steadfast advocate for Yelm for many years. Her consistency is very apparent and very important, not only because … more
My name is Jerry Toompas, and I’m running for Yelm City Council Position 2. The election is less than a week away, and I did what I could to show who I am and reach as many people as I could. I … more
Dear editor, Your best choice for Thurston County commissioner is Vivian Eason! She has 35 years of experience working at the county, but she is not a politician! She is for the people! … more
Dear Thurston County voters, We have a great opportunity for positive change with this election. You’ve probably seen headlines about chronic mismanagement at the Port of Olympia. As a … more
It’s a very interesting and important off-year election with the expansion of the Board of County Commissioners and the port commission. There is a tax proposal to bolster law enforcement also … more
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