Arrow-right Camera

Be considerate of neighbors

Considering that I and over 100 elderly and younger disabled people live a mere block west of Hamilton on Mission, the thought of a drive-through-only fast food establishment frightens me. Doesn’t the number of those folks who use canes, walkers and wheelchairs speak loudly to the fact that eateries, be they sit down or walk up, must accommodate not only the young college population, but also those disabled by age, accident or illness. Really, aren’t there some laws related to public buildings and the disabled?

There was a time I truly believed people ran for public office because they wanted to help and support the constituents of their state or local community. Thank goodness, there are still a few with this desire, as evidenced by the humanity in Councilwoman Amber Waldref and Sen. Andy Billig in their recent editorial. Thank you Amber and Andy.

McDonald’s, please reconsider a sensitive approach to your future neighbors.

Julie Wokasch



Top stories in Opinion

Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.