After reading the article “Bellingham Schools to get panic buttons” [Local News, May 28], I disagree with this allocation of the state funds because I believe that there are better ways to utilize this money in regard to school safety. These buttons are only going to be saving 20 to 30 seconds of time. In…More
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Is anyone else troubled that North Dakota Bakken oil is now being transported through the Puget Sound region along our Third World rail transportation system? [“Oil trains are the new coal trains,” Opinion, Dec. 31]. It seems all too common in the winter months for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks to be wiped…More
Be proactive, not reactive While it is clear that the U.S. government is cutting back its expenditures, is it wise to cut funds to our main means of transportation? This bridge collapse was a major inconvenience for people moving along the West Coast, but it was not nearly as bad as it could have been [“