Letters

Please vote for incumbents Gleaseman and Signorelli  for the hospital  board as they were in favor of the new hospital, and the challengers were on record with signs in their yards and at meetings  as opposed to the new hospital. We do not need people opposed to the hospital on the board trying to...
  Chelan County PUD has been searching for a site to build a new substation to accommodate an increase in power demand largely due to the continuing development of The Lookout, Crystal View Estates, Reserve, Legacy and others in the works. Any site chosen will have taller, wider power poles...
I was disappointed and upset that a serious issue as the Advanced (Smart) Meter installation in Chelan County was so poorly reported on by the Mirror when it came before the City Council a month ago at the request of the Smart Meter Awareness Group (SMAG). The group had asked to educate the...
  Fair and balanced reporting is what we expect from the Mirror; however this coverage appeared one sided and failed to accurately report not only the actual reason this subject was on the City Council agenda but that other pertinent information was presented. In fact, SmartMeterAwarenessGroup (“...
  Dear Editor,    Thanks for Erin Rossell’s very accurate reporting in your front page lead story last week regarding Chelan’s Comprehensive Plan meeting on August 22.  That was the largest public planning turnout that we’ve ever seen in Chelan…by far.  Mayor Cooney was quoted as saying, “We will...
Dear Editor, Members of several indivisible organizations presented a resolution on behalf of 47 indivisible and immigrant rights organizations, representing thousands of activists from across Washington state, to the offices of Representative Jayapal, Senator Cantwell, and Senator Murray. The...
When the income tax salesman comes to your door promising to make you an offer you can’t refuse remember to choose wisely. If you don’t the next words you may hear out of his mouth will be “I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.” Though always sold as a targeted tax on the rich...
OLYMPIA—Democrats’ failure to prioritize a fix to the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision on water rights is jeopardizing revenue needed for state collective bargaining contracts. The Hirst decision radically departed from decades of past precedent and practice in establishing permitting rules for...
Just hours before the end of the state’s fiscal cycle Friday, the Washington House of Representatives passed a two-year state operating budget of $43.7 billion. Senate Bill 5883 was approved by a vote of 70-25. In addition to the budget, lawmakers took action on an education funding bill that...
Friends and neighbors, I’m sending an update to inform you the legislature has passed, and the governor has signed, the 2017-19 operating budget ahead of the midnight deadline. We have averted a government shutdown. Additionally, the operating budget also includes House Bill 2242, which fully...

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