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November 24, 2014 at 6:05 AM

National Parks: Congress needs to step up and provide funding

With recent coverage surrounding proposed fee increases at Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks and others, it’s important to note that while visitor fees help to a small extent the National Park Service’s fiscal crisis, Congress needs to do its share. Entrance fees have remained stagnant for many years while the need for park improvements and…

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Comments | More in National Parks | Topics: Jamie Herrera Beutler, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park

November 6, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Midterm elections: Repudiation of Obama’s leadership

Super Tuesday’s midterm elections might just have well been Blue Monday for President Obama, as Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate after election results were finally tabulated [“Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell weigh move to new committees,” Local News, Nov. 5]. Candidate Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 as an agent of “change,” and the…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, maria cantwell

August 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Contacting members of Congress

Some representatives are more receptive than others U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell. [Courtney Blethen Riffkin, The Seattle Times] We live in a representative democracy. That means that each citizen’s rights and civic issues are represented by elected officials in Washington, D.C. It should not matter what the issues are; the elected official should be receptive to input from their…

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Comments | More in Politics, Washington Legislature | Topics: maria cantwell, patty murray, representatives