Category: Opinion

A New National Bird

Many birds live in the United States of America (USA), and we chose the bald eagle to be the national bird. I know it is not the right bird. Many other birds would be better than the bald eagle, like a different bird of prey, or a bird rejected before, maybe even a bird that is small and famous. The bald eagle is the wrong choice for our great land.

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Emergency Powers – Letter To Editor

It has been two years since the Covid lockdowns and since Governor Jay Inslee was granted emergency powers. This is much too long for this much power to be given to one man. In the beginning there was much ignorance and little knowledge about Covid. The argument was made that decisions needed to be made quickly. That may have seemed to make sense then, but not now.

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Happier Holidays

A few Christmases back, my family discovered that nobody liked shopping for a live tree.  It was a cold, wet night and we had just come back home from finally picking out the “perfect” tree.  I was impatient, my husband was grumpy, my son was nearly in tears.  

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Letter To The Editor – Show Me The Money

Most people in Deer Park want a local police force but their biggest concern is cost. I agree. I don’t want to raise taxes or break the bank for a local department. And although many people say there have been studies done on the cost of starting a police force, the city has no record of any studies ever done. And for all the people who have said they have run the numbers, no one has ever shown me any of their numbers.

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Letter To Editor: A Thank You from Fire Chief

Hello Citizens of Fire District 4,
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you who helped us make it through the July 4th holiday with very little impact from fireworks. I realize it is “no fun” to miss out on this tradition it is one of the ways we show our patriotism to celebrate this great nation.

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Letter To The Editor: Endorsing Jason Upchurch

I’m excited to endorse Jason Upchurch to serve alongside me on the Deer Park City Council. Jason and I have worked together for years to make Deer Park a better place to live and I trust his values and vision for our future.

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