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Outstanding and well written piece about one of our community's treasures. Thank you Mr. Dunn, and for your terrific photography of Ms. Sagner, where you truly turned the camera on her. Well done!

This is one of the most well-reasoned columns I have seen "concerning the impeachment." However, in doing my homework as you suggested, I found your statement inaccurate, "the Democrats were in a hurry and chose not to call witnesses in the House – where witnesses were supposed to be call…

I am glad to know, "City staff credit former Finance Director Joe Wolfe for the strides the city has made with regards to its transparent and improved reporting methods." While city staff may have acknowledged Mr. Wolfe to the newspaper, unfortunately they did not specifically acknowledge…

Just to clarify the facts supported by documentation: THURSTON HIGHLANDS ASSOC. LLC, transferred the deed to DDD WASHINGTON LLC, on November 9, 2010, for $10 million dollars. A year and a half prior to Nov., 2010, DDD WASHINGTON LLC, filed to incorporate as a Washington Limited-Liability …

125 new apartment units usually occupy 2-3 residents per unit with their own vehicles, equating to 300+ more roundtrips per day on city streets to/from their jobs. And the city says this will cause "few impacts to traffic density and street infrastructure?" Really, how disingenuous is tha…

The extraordinary life of Bettye Johnson will be celebrated by her son Ken Brown, granddaughter Myriah Brown-Johnson Pearcey and our community, on Sat., Jan 11, 1:30pm-4pm, Yelm Community Center. This is a potluck so please bring your stories and goodies to share!

Mr. McLellan is incorrect: The Thurston County Auditor’s Office does not give a candidate "the OK to run." The Auditor's Office collects the candidate's photo, statement, and contact information for publication in the Voters Pamphlet. Candidates for public office complete and sign a filin…

Your newspaper reported on October 19, 2017, when Foster was running for mayor, that his top priority was to “Take care of the employees who take care of Yelm.” If so, his actions do not support his stand, otherwise Foster would not be so aloof from knowing about this staff situation. Aft…

The focus should be on three issues: 1. Administrative Leave on a non-family matter for a department requires an independent investigation in this city's now-unionized shop. What were the results of that investigation and if there was something conclusive or not, then how did the city adm…

Were I mayor, I would have divided up the 80 city business among the 7 councilors and myself, directing each to personally go into 10 local businesses and apologize about the sewer billing situation. They should do this anyway just to meet their town's businesses. This would go a long way to…