Coal trains are not wanted Recently in Hood River, the coal interests with the help of a public relations firm held multiple sessions at a local hotel. There were 10-12 participants per session for what appeared to be an attempt by them to understand why we don't want 1.5 mile long coal trains going through the country's only national scenic area.
Letters to the Editor
The realities of gun laws and school security Laws are nothing but words in a document that the majority of the general public doesn't know exists, or what they are, because they don't need to. And those that do know and choose to obey them are not criminals. Laws don't stop criminals or people with a mission to commit an unlawful act. They only allow law enforcement agencies to investigate, arrest and fine, or kill, someone who violates one of them.
No guns in schools Responding to the Feb. 12 letter to the editor from Robert R. Larimer Jr., he writes in his closing statement, "It is really the only way to save their lives" (with respect to putting guns in the hands of teachers and referencing our children).
Support HB 1788 State Representative Liz Pike’s new Bill, HB 1788, would make it lawful for trained school personnel to carry concealed in public schools, just as one out of 15 Washington state citizens now legally possess concealed carry licenses and are able to carry in public places.
Levy dollars benefit Camas kids I heard a comment the other day that got me a little rankled. After seeing the "Vote Camas Schools" signs the comment was "Here they go again, asking for more money. Didn't they just do this a little while ago?"
The citizens of Washington have spoken so this session of the legislature will begin the transfer of precious tax dollars from public education to charter schools. Never mind that charter schools’ student achievements are similar to public schools. That is of minor importance. The important item is easy money.
I am writing this letter to encourage Camas residents to show their support for the upcoming Camas School District replacement levies on Feb. 12. As a junior at UC Berkeley I have been living away from Camas for almost three years now. In those three years I have experienced many new things and met many new people, but there is one thing that continually surprises me.
Help Camas schools continue tradition My family and I have been Camas residents for over 15 years. We also have children who attend both Camas High School and Skyridge Middle School.
Proud of WHS students I attended the Washougal High School Holiday Bazaar Nov. 17. It was great to see the different student groups participating. From students manning the Stuff the Bus table to the choir's wonderful music to the Interact Club's goodie table with the proceeds going to Uganda to even middle school students raising money for their basketball team. It was a great time shopping.
Speak up at coal hearings As you know, the forecast is to have 24 coal trains rumble through Gorge communities. These slow moving trains are each 1.5 miles long. They will degrade life for a million people all along the route from Montana to Camas and from Camas to the proposed terminal near Bellingham.