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Repeal bag ban for the safety of employees, customers | Letter

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  • Mar 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

This is in response to Don Kaufman's letter in the March 20 issue of the Reporter. I am with you 100 percent. I am an employee of a major grocery chain with two locations in the city of Kirkland. Not only is a food borne illness a risk for consumers, it is also a risk for employees, along with other factors.

 

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Purchasing station in Kingsgate is the right move | Letter

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Mar 25, 2015 at 2:50PM

As I understand it, the Rose Hill Fire Station is made up of three fireman and serves the area from Bridle Trails to Kingsgate (now labeled by the Kirkland City Council as Evergreen Hill). It also happens that it is the only Kirkland Fire station east of 405.

Nearly everything is packaged in plastic | Letter

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 10:40AM

After reading all of the articles on the "one-time use plastic bag," it is apparent that the official of Kirkland, and other cities that voted for the ban, do not realize that almost everything we purchase is contained in plastic; a loaf of bread, prepackaged lettuce, some egg cartons, roses usually are wrapped with plastic, greeting card are made with plastic, nuts, bolts and washers are in plastic boxes, yard care products are in plastic bags, etc. These are also not biodegradable. Also, when we purchase fresh produce we use a plastic bag.

Kirkland Nourishing Networks’ Spring Break Food Boxes Project is relying on you | Letter

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 5:21PM

Our third year of support for needy elementary school children during school breaks has one, last challenge to meet this year.

Washington tax system most regressive in nation | Letter

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 2:50PM

Recently, a study from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy rated Washington State’s tax system as the most regressive in the nation.

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