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Letter: Don’t tax income, capital gains

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Supreme Court told the legislature to pass a fair budget using current revenue sources, not to raise taxes. That means: No state tax on income and capital gains.

 

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For health innovations, fund Life Sciences Discovery

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 10:00AM

Some may remember the infamous Seattle billboard: “Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?” The billboard appeared in April 1971 after Boeing shed 60,000 jobs at its Puget Sound plants. The collapse spurred the state to diversify its economy. Seattle, in particular, has become one of the world’s hubs for software, health care and life sciences research. One of the key ways to stimulate innovative life sciences research is the Life Sciences Discovery Fund.

Letter: Urge Kilmer to support Alzheimer’s research with additional $300 million

  • Jun 21, 2015 at 1:00PM

Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist, M.D. recently penned an opinion letter on Forbes.com in which he stated, “Alzheimer’s disease has been notoriously challenging, but researchers are committed to tackling the problem with the right funding.”

Dogs in purses among pop culture trends I've missed

  • Jun 21, 2015 at 7:00AM

I realize I'm getting older and that I've spent the last 14 years raising children — specifically, boys. I don't expect to fully understand the Kardashians, One Direction, or earrings that make large, open holes in people's ears. I'm aware that these things have become part of regular pop culture, and I know of their presence in the same tangential way that I know my neighbor is cooking hamburgers when I smell the charcoal. But I don't take much time to research beyond that.

Mock car crash helps new motorists to make safer driving decisions

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

As high school winds down to an end, we, as seniors, start to think and plan for the new chapter in life we are about to begin. It may be frightening, but it is also a time to celebrate our prom and graduation. This year we are pleased to say that Central Kitsap’s Prom was safe, alcohol and drug free. We were likely influenced to make safe driving decisions due to recent tragic events in our community and by the dramatic scenes our classmates witnessed in our recent Mock Crash Assembly.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that gay marriage be allowed throughout the land. Agree?

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