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Notes from the Chair, August 2014
Notes from the Chair, August 2014
August 1, 2014

As we approach the primary election, I have noticed that our opponents are spending a lot of money. They have signs and ads everywhere. It looks like our sitting state senator is running scared. He is advertising in ways and amounts that I haven’t seen in any of his previous races.
We are sponsoring radio ads …

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Letter from a-Broad
Letter from a-Broad
August 1, 2014

Letter from a-Broad (and you can take that three ways!)

When Linda Amar asked me to write something from the European perspective about what folks were thinking about the US, our President, Syria, the Ukraine, etc. etc. etc. I agreed. Interesting, I thought. Something substantive. I intended to read newspapers and do research and finally, once …

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PUD3 Candidate, Pos. 2: John Komen
PUD3 Candidate, Pos. 2: John Komen
August 1, 2014

What is a Public Utility District? The first word tells the story—“public.” That’s you, because you– members of the public–own Mason County Public Utility District 3. And you elect people to represent you– to oversee your electric utility. There are three commissioners. They are elected to make careful decisions with your money–to represent your best …

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PUD3 Commissioner, Pos. 2: Tom Farmer
PUD3 Commissioner, Pos. 2: Tom Farmer
August 1, 2014

In 2008 I was elected as your PUD 3 Commissioner, District 2. I worked hard to win that election, and will work hard to win every election. I have worked hard to represent the people in my district. I know you well, and I’ve listened to the things you want for your families. I’ve listened …

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Report from the Field: The Kathy Haigh Campaign
Report from the Field: The Kathy Haigh Campaign
August 1, 2014

It’s less than a week till the primary and I find another campaign season is going by faster than I can shake a stick at it. As someone who has been through quite a few election cycles, I can say that they never stop surprising me. My Republican opponents spread their message of “Funding Education …

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Answer to the Linda Sheldon Letter
Answer to the Linda Sheldon Letter
August 1, 2014

I recently received a letter from Mrs. Linda Sheldon asking me to join her in “returning her husband – Tim Sheldon – to the state senate.” She does not provide a return address so I am attempting to reach her through the press.

Mrs. Sheldon opens her “heartfelt” letter explaining they had no political involvement when …

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Notes from the 35th, August 2014
Notes from the 35th, August 2014
August 1, 2014

It is countdown time for the primary election in a week and it seems like the yesterday that we had our three candidates meet with us for their endorsement/approval.

All our candidates have been working hard to meet as many people in all three counties as humanly possible. They have done great at the community forums, …

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Cleaning Up: Shelton’s C Street Landfill now on Hazardous Sites List
Cleaning Up: Shelton’s C Street Landfill now on Hazardous Sites List
August 1, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Natalie Graves, public involvement coordinator, Toxics Cleanup Program

As proposed plans for the Shelton Hills Development in the city of Shelton move ahead, community members expressed increased interest in an Ecology cleanup site, called the C Street Landfill. The site is at one end of the proposed development, outside of the development limits.

The …

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Mason County Women Democrats, August 2014
Mason County Women Democrats, August 2014
August 1, 2014

The Mason County Democratic Women’s Club is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at El Sarape in Gateway Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. We are not planning a structured program for this meeting but rather want to have a lively discussion about all things Democratic!

Last month State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler talked with us about the Affordable Care Act. He …

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