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Regarding the story on the Yelm Loop in the July 15 edition of the Nisqually Valley News, Community Development Director Grant Beck is incorrect when he said, “The bottom line is that it was so … more
Some advice for politicians of both parties, liberal and conservative commentators and social media posters: Before you make a comparison between something happening today and Nazi Germany, think … more
What a difference a year makes. As Washington emerges from the pandemic, one of the biggest challenges facing many employers is finding enough qualified workers. It’s a dramatic shift … more
Last month, South Kitsap School Board member John Berg introduced a resolution to prohibit classroom teaching of theories that promote racial hatred. For that he was called a nut. District … more
The Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe are looking forward to the start of the process to untangle water rights and protect threatened salmon in the Nooksack River basin by finding out just how much … more
Politicians often say things they wish they hadn’t. Sometimes we’re trying to be funny and the humor falls flat. Sometimes anger or frustration gets the better of us. And sometimes, a … more
How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and are reaping the benefits from our well connected power grid, … more
Hello Thurston County. I really enjoy receiving questions from the community each week. In this week’s letter, I will address many questions on a variety of COVID topics you have sent … more
As climate change concerns grow, researchers are turning to small tree farmers for help.  Actually, they have been helping for nearly a century, but their efforts have largely gone … more
Parents were at the Rainier Gym on June 16 in protest over many things the school board has and has not been doing to look after the interest of the kids’ well-being. Many are upset that the … more
I wish to compliment you and your staff at the Nisqually Valley News for your continuing excellence in covering local high school sports and academic achievements and other activities.  Even as … more
Beginning in January 2022, all Washington workers will pay 58 cents per $100 of their earnings to fund the Long-Term Care Trust Act (LTCTA). There is no limit to how much you will contribute to the … more
When we, the players, learned of our coach being fired, we were shocked. The person who put in more time, money and effort than anyone else ever had to better the basketball program in Rainier was … more
Regardless of the “how to” books available to read, parenting is hard and regularly leaves you questioning yourself. I laugh when thinking about the wide variety of fatherhood movies … more
On June 16, we sent our students off to their summer break and hopefully great family time. We have truly enjoyed having most of our students back for in-person learning these last few months. It … more
As school ends, many things come to a head and many parents find confusion on different situations and happenings. This holds true with the Rainier High School boys basketball program. The day before … more
I am requesting an open microphone at the upcoming Rainier School Board meeting on June 16. The public needs an opportunity to voice their opinion. We need this open to the public and no tricks to … more
I am excited for the beginning of summer. This week I wanted to answer some of the questions I have received from the community. Why is there a discrepancy between the case counts Thurston County … more
We’ve seen some real progress over the past few years in efforts to prevent human waste from damaging the health of Puget Sound and the Washington coast. Still, we face a chronic problem with … more
By Don Brunell   Shortly after President Biden took office, he issued the sweeping executive order to transition America to total 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035, just 15 short … more
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