School board members address bond measure on Nov. 6 ballot

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Now is the time to pass a $59 million bond measure to build a new elementary school and upgrade two other campuses in the Ellensburg School District, according to Mike Nollan, assistant superintendent for the district.

Nollan and other school district officials addressed a lunch meeting of the Kittitas Valley League of Women on Tuesday to explain the bond issue on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election.

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Never Been Prouder To Be A League Member

We Believe Her

“Today, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s voice was heard.

“We believe her, and the League supports a full FBI investigation of these claims, which must be done given these circumstances. This is the absolute least that can be done before the Senate votes on a lifetime appointment to our highest court. This is about equity and transparency, and nothing less.

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Let’s Talk Ballot Initiatives!

cops1Initiative 940 – De-escalate Washington

This measure would require law enforcement employees receive training in:

  • violence de-escalation,
  • mental-health, and
  • first-aid

And to provide first-aid. It would also change standards for use of deadly force, adding a “good faith” standard and independent investigation. If passed, it would amend the state’s deadly force law which currently makes it virtually impossible to charge police over custody deaths. The League supports passage of this Initiative.

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More thoughts about solar facilities: why is solar use increasing and what about water use?

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By Barry Brunson

To my friends and fellow citizens in the League of Women Voters:

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to share some thoughts with you, following the June 6 ag-solar forum at Hal Holmes. I had a letter to the editor in the June 19 Daily Record about it, but their 400-word limit forced me to omit a couple of key points. With your indulgence, I include those omitted points below. First, here is the LTE I sent:

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