Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Caldier, Hutchins and common sense

Oct 18, 2022 | By: Bruce Cook

Residents of the 26th Legislative District —those living in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, the Key Peninsula, and outlying areas – as well as other Washington citizens – are facing an unprecedented time of inflationary pressure, rising interest rates, rising consumer prices, a sharp rise in violent crimes, understaffed police and sheriff’s departments for most

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Letter to the editor: Young offers action and common sense

Oct 14, 2022 | By: Robert Hartnett

I enthusiastically endorse Jesse Young for Washington State Senate for two reasons: his eight years of experience as our Legislative Representative and from several in-person conversations. Jesse Young is one of the most senior representatives in Olympia with over eight years’ experience.  He has served on the several key committees including: “Children’s, Youth & Family;

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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 District 7. As a Pierce County Council member, Paula would be responsible for passing legislation, setting county policy, adopting the county’s budget, and holding government

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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 and everything they touch is becoming worse and worse.  Their only answers are more control, more spending and more taxes. Elections are about choices, but

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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 by the Peninsula Metropolitan Park District. The park district has specific grants that they may be able to help with. Additionally the park district can

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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 available pools are beyond capacity, some with hundreds on their swim lesson waitlist. Swimming is a joy, and an essential life skill. According to the

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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 Arts Districts can do for the community. While I’m a big fan and supporter of all our regional parks, there are Washington State laws that

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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 in the Gig Harbor community, with a boundary that mirrors the Peninsula School District. While the idea is noble and deserving, the size of the

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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 for considering this vital measure.  With Gig Harbor’s growth of 16% since 2010 and a concurrent 37% increase in call volumes, we require adequate facilities to

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