September 2010 Polls

How would you describe your back-to-school shopping this year?

We bought quite a few things before school started. (29.79% - 28 votes)

We didn't buy much in August, but we are shopping the clearance sales now. (17.02% - 16 votes)

Money is tight, so the kids will make do with last year's clothing for a while. (53.19% - 50 votes)

Total Votes: 94

Voting open Mon, Sep 27, 2010 1:40 p.m. - Wed, Oct 27, 2010 1:40 p.m.

In the sad and horrific story of Bethany Storro, I'm thinking:

She should be convicted and go to jail. If you do the crime, you must do the time. (33.31% - 1,021 votes)

She should not be convicted. This woman needs help, not jail. (16.77% - 514 votes)

She should be convicted but not go to jail. After conviction she should be released and get the medical care she needs. (49.92% - 1,530 votes)

Total Votes: 3,065

Voting open Tue, Sep 21, 2010 9:43 a.m. - Thu, Oct 21, 2010 9:43 a.m.

Should the city close its 112th Avenue fire station?

Yes. In a recession the fire department must absorb its share of budget cuts, too. (26.52% - 61 votes)

No. The city should close the Firstenburg and Marshall community centers instead. (39.57% - 91 votes)

No. The city should raise taxes and fees if necessary to keep our fire department whole. (33.91% - 78 votes)

Total Votes: 230

Voting open Mon, Sep 20, 2010 11:15 a.m. - Thu, Sep 30, 2010 11:15 a.m.

Assuming they build a new I-5 bridge, what should happen to the land underneath it?

The city and parks department should develop it as a waterfront park. (60.41% - 177 votes)

It should be left in the hands of the private sector to develop. (25.94% - 76 votes)

It should be completely fenced to keep the transients out. (13.65% - 40 votes)

Total Votes: 293

Voting open Mon, Sep 13, 2010 9:23 a.m. - Thu, Sep 30, 2010 9:25 a.m.

Oregon Democratic governor candidate John Kitzhaber is proposing to reduce projected increases in state worker compensation to try to better help get the state's budget in order. I'm thinking:

No need to do this in Washington because we're in better shape than Oregon. (6.03% - 82 votes)

Washington needs to get it finances under control regardless of how we compare with Oregon. (83.16% - 1,131 votes)

Brother, can you spare a dime? (10.81% - 147 votes)

Total Votes: 1,360

Voting open Wed, Sep 8, 2010 11:15 a.m. - Thu, Sep 30, 2010 11:15 a.m.

With the government reporting whooping cough is on the rise, I'm thinking:

Vaccinations for diseases like pertussis should be mandatory for children. (54.17% - 104 votes)

It should be up to parents to decide if their kids are vaccinated. (31.25% - 60 votes)

Vaccines are potentially dangerous and the government should stay out of health care. (14.58% - 28 votes)

Total Votes: 192

Voting open Mon, Sep 6, 2010 9:44 p.m. - Thu, Sep 30, 2010 9:44 p.m.

With the recent horrific acid attack on a young woman, I'm thinking:

We need far more surveillance cameras positioned around the community to possibly prevent this sort of thing or to better catch someone if it happens. (11.37% - 118 votes)

We need to bring our children up better so they don't grow up to be bad people. (44.70% - 464 votes)

I like more surveillance cameras and teaching our children to be better adults. (43.93% - 456 votes)

Total Votes: 1,038

Voting open Thu, Sep 2, 2010 10:54 a.m. - Sat, Oct 2, 2010 10:54 a.m.