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FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017



Fri., May 5, 2017, midnight

What is Trump hiding?

So, for folks who don't understand why some citizens demand to see The Donald's tax returns, or what impact it would potentially have, I'll spitball a couple of ideas.

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THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017

Thu., May 4, 2017, midnight

Clients should come first

If you follow the financial news, you know that Wall Street is fighting new financial regulations that require a broker, or whatever they call themselves, to put the clients interest above their own. Much of the public doesn't follow the financial news or they would be shocked to know that their broker can do what is best for him or her - not me or you.

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Thu., May 4, 2017, midnight

House, governor have answers

It's hard to believe that Washington state schools are underfunded by billions of dollars and that the Supreme Court ruled that Washington state is violating its constitution by under-funding K-12 schools. This problem is the focus of the budget debate right now in our state Legislature.

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Thu., May 4, 2017, midnight

Reform taxes, but watch federal deficits

Our biggest concern is that the president’s proposal included no third Post-It note, the one that would analyze the impact of his tax cuts on the national debt and, crucially, ideas for balancing those cuts with additional revenue.

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Thu., May 4, 2017, midnight

True causes, not a wall

I'm frustrated by the lack of honest and meaningful dialogue regarding the border wall. It will have little to no effect on drugs coming into the U.S. or crime rates within. It will only be an expensive eyesore and an item of friction between us and Mexico.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

Wed., May 3, 2017, midnight

A nation of haters

After reading the latest letters to the editor, I find myself beginning to wonder if we are becoming a nation of haters: we hate the president; we hate those who voted for him; we hate those are in his Cabinet; and we hate the new Supreme Court associate justice. Locally, we hate those associated with the bluff incident; we love the trees but hate the people involved.

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Wed., May 3, 2017, midnight

Let Coulter speak

As a longtime liberal and a person who despises everything Ms. Ann Coulter stands for, the kids at Berkeley and elsewhere are flat wrong and are going against the very backbone of liberalism. Being able to speak our concerns and beliefs is one of the most sacred aspects of freedom. As many before me have said, "even if it makes your blood boil" everyone has a right to speak.

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Wed., May 3, 2017, midnight

Streets are a joke

Last week we saw a man in a motorized wheelchair crossing Division at Cozza Drive. He was trying to get from the street back onto the curb at the northeast corner of the intersection but was fighting the maze of potholes at that corner. Watching his wheelchair bounce back and forth through the potholes was concerning as it appeared as the chair could tip over. Fortunately, he made it through.

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