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Let me tug at your heartstrings just a little. Have you ever experienced food insecurity? Ever been hungry? Ever been in doubt about how you… Continue reading
Most of us have learned to avoid unsafe neighborhoods and to steer clear of unhealthy personalities. However, most of us are also political innocents. We… Continue reading
Let’s talk about the future location of the Justice Center on Tukwila International Boulevard (TIB). In the May 23 – 29 issue of Real Change,… Continue reading
Here is a fundamental truth. Everyone needs to be some place. We live in a metropolitan region considered to be one of the fastest growing… Continue reading
Teenagers and young adults, we love you, but we are letting you down. Are you safe in your schools? Do you have health care on… Continue reading
Let’s talk about term limits in Tukwila. Some people believe that term limits are not needed. They say “Let the voters decide.” Fair enough for… Continue reading
Reporter columnist Chuck Parrish dives into the facts surrounding GOP tax cuts.
Chuck Parrish discusses the need for increased communication between consitiuents and Tukwila.
Have you noticed the speed bumps on South 160th Street east of 42nd Avenue South? The Public Works department calls them speed cushions. They are… Continue reading
Good things are coming to the business sector of Tukwila. Here are some possibilities to look forward to and to ponder. The pedestrian and bicycle… Continue reading
More inside politics. Last month, I wrote about the plethora of complaints and suits generated by Republican party advocates against Democratic party candidates and districts.… Continue reading
Let’s talk “inside” politics for a moment. The Democratic and Republican parties play to win. Nationally, if we look at the number of governorships and… Continue reading
Political correctness (PC) is confusing. It can be positive or negative.
These are long-term projects. Residents must be patient. Who will pay the bill? Will BNSF choose to participate and to what degree? Are there any reasonable prospects for grants? When preparation meets opportunity, good things can happen. We shall see.
Building new structures offers the opportunity to address these challenges and to make it so that departments that work in close cooperation with each other (court and police, for example) will be better situated to do so.
If we hear single-issue messages or vague appealing principles, then we are being asked to join their side and don’t worry about the details.
During the mayoral campaign, CM Quinn said that, as mayor, he would propose legislation to increase the minimum wage. Perhaps Quinn is willing to do it as a council member. If not, how about our other council members or our mayor? If not, why not?
Allan Ekberg will need some time to get up to speed. Having had considerable experience with Tukwila government, this should go pretty smoothly.
A professionally run campaign is aware of how we think, how we react and what encourages or discourages us to vote. The campaigns are run accordingly.
And now the tough part. We have done our homework. How do we decide? That, friends, is up to each of us. However, let’s not succumb to the worst reason ever to vote for someone: Because they asked us first, and they are nice people.