Craig Patti is my pick for State Representative in the 35th District. He understands this sprawling district. He grew up in Thurston County, lives in Mason with his wife and children, and works as a firefighter in Kitsap County. Those are the areas covered by the 35th. Continue reading Political Op/Ed by Linda Thomson, Belfair: Support Craig Patti
Prop. 1 asks us to vote for two things – one is a property tax and the other is creation of a Metropolitan Park District (MPD). The MPD is the expensive part. Here’s why. Continue reading Political OP/ED: Prop. 1 – What will it cost?
I have been following the County Commissioner race where incumbent Randy Netherlin, running on a platform of “restore the trust” and “experience matters”, slogans that have become absolutely nothing more than politically expedient catchphrases. Continue reading Political Op/Ed by Pat Utley, Shelton: Trust & Experience Matters??
So here we are again. This is the second 5th Tuesday Meeting in Belfair that was cancelled. The last time the commissioners stated there were no items on the agenda. I presume it is the same reason this time although they did not state why. Continue reading Op/Ed by Herb Gerhardt: Belfair Commissioners Meeting Cancelled
Mark Twain is credited for saying “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”. I will take liberties with this and say that in the current political race in the North Mason area “it’s not the number of signs in the contest, it’s the content of the signs in the contest.” Continue reading Political Op/Ed: Support Letters from Bill Hunt & Lisa Buechel
My name is Wes Martin and I live in Grapeview. I’m writing to show my support for Kelley McIntosh for District 1 County Commissioner.
Carbon Washington, the backers of Initiative 732, the Carbon Pollution Tax Act, has sent the following response to Tuesday’s action by the Mason County PUD 3 Board of Commissioners to oppose the measure that will be on the November 8th General Election Ballot.
The following statement by Kyle Murphy, Co-Director, Carbon Washington, was emailed to MasonWebTV.com on Friday: Continue reading Carbon WA Responds to PUD 3 Action on I-732
The foundation of county government serves public safety, public health, public education, and public roads. However, it appears our county leaders have lost sight of these cornerstones of governance. Recently, there’s been news as to the Sheriff’s inability to manage his budget and provide boat safety, services for litter crew, and courthouse security screening. Continue reading OP/Ed by Kelley McIntosh, Belfair
In a recent editorial to KMAS, as well as a letter to the Journal, Paul Rogerson, who did not identify himself as the past city planner in Shelton, compares his current employer, the City of Sumner, with the City of Shelton. Even though the comparison seems a stretch due the location of Sumner in the Seattle commute area, I will go with his comparison. Continue reading Political Op/Ed by Bob Rogers, Shelton: Gary Cronce and Kathy McDowell for Shelton’s Today and Tomorrow
Last week, the top story around town was the recently announced sale of Simpson Lumber to California-based Sierra Pacific Industries. Timber has been the bread-and-butter of our regional economy for more than a century, employing generations of Washingtonians and building our expanding nation. The Simpson family has invested in our community for the past 125 years, and I am grateful for their contribution. Continue reading Op/Ed by Rep. Drew MacEwen: Invest in Mason County’s Future by Building a Diverse Economy