Community Editorials

Letter to the editor: Lonergan will bring experience to Pierce Co. Council

Oct 14, 2022 | By: Brandie Herbert

With only weeks to go before the Midterm elections here in Washington, Paula Lonergan continues putting the word out about where she stands for the voters of Pierce County and

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Letter to the editor: Smiley, Kreiselmaier support liberty

Oct 14, 2022 | By: Garth Jackson

Like many voters, I have become increasingly frustrated with the direction that D.C. progressives have been dragging our country. Inflation, crime, homelessness, declining education, growing racial division, massive national debt

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Guest column: Another great Film Festival in the books

Sep 30, 2022 | By: Lee Jorgenson

“It’s like I have ESPN or something,” a quote from the 2004 movie “Mean Girls.” Well, probably not ESPN, but if you had any ESP going on, you took yourself

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Guest opinion: Ordinance makes city’s operations less transparent

Aug 05, 2022 | By: Jeni Woock

At the July 25th Gig Harbor City Council meeting the council passed Ordinance #1492 and you need to know why I could not support it. Ordinance #1492 changes the way our

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Letter to the editor: Don’t institutionalize donations to non-profits

Jun 21, 2022 | By:

While I support the residents of Gig Harbor joining Pen Met — my recent letter was not to suggest that all of the non-profits in Gig Harbor would be funded

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Letter to the editor: Gig Harbor needs a public pool

Jun 20, 2022 | By:

As summer approaches, families in our region are once again scrambling to find places where their children can learn how to swim. Our community is surrounded by water, yet our

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Letter to the editor: Cultural Arts District is the best option

Jun 13, 2022 | By: Stephanie Lile

Thank you for publishing Bill Sehmel’s letter regarding the proposed Peninsula Cultural Arts District. I’d like to provide a few key details and differences between what park districts and Cultural

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Letter to the editor: City should consider joining parks district

Jun 09, 2022 | By: William V. Sehmel

Recently the executive director of the Harbor History Museum went before the Gig Harbor City Council and spoke on the idea of forming a new taxing district to support nonprofits

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Letter to the editor: Support Gig Harbor Fire bond

May 23, 2022 | By: Brad Harris

I want to thank the Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One Board of Fire Commissioners for placing a facilities bond on the August primary election ballot, and I thank our community

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Keep trees healthy; no more topping

Feb 14, 2022 | By: Marian Berjekian

Cutting off the entire top of a tree to open a view can kill or weaken it and encourage it to quickly grow back.

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