Elizabeth A. Lee's June 28 letter "Flag too visible as symbol of hate" ended stating, "The presence of the Confederate flag, however rationalized, is a form of hate speech and should not be tolerated."
The Board of Fire Commissioners for Clark County Fire District 6 will meet July 7 and July 21 to consider asking voters to restore funding for emergency services. As a captain and paramedic with Clark County Fire District 6, I want to encourage the board to pass the resolution to place a "levy lid lift" on the November election ballot.
Oh, the hypocrisy. It's fascinating how conservatives react when a Supreme Court decision does not please them. The decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage elicited many hyperbolic reactions from the right, including accusations of "an activist court" (Carly Fiorina), "judicial tyranny" (Mike Huckabee), demands to make the members of the court stand for periodic election (Ted Cruz) and a suggestion to abolish the court altogether (Bobby Jindal).
Maybe Vancouver should do what Portland does and ban certain fireworks so that the neighborhoods would be safer. It's just too dry and the fireworks fly everywhere becoming too much of a fire hazard when they hit your yard, roof, etc. I have been finding plastic fireworks from three years ago as I dig in my yard.
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