Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Debbie Regala


CRIME: Give credit where it’s due

Your editorial (TNT, 5-17) regarding the crime reduction in Pierce County missed an important point: Pierce County is no longer a dumping ground for felons.

In 2007, state Sens. Mike Carrell and Debbie Regala chaired a work group on prison reforms. I was part of that group of more than 50 participants from around the state. I worked with these two legislators to craft that legislation, so I know.

Senate Bill 6157 was the result of our work group and became law the next session. Part of that new law deals with the “county of origin” and requires felons

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ELECTION: Jake Fey for 27th District representative

The News Tribune editorial board’s endorsement for 27th District representative, Position 1 (editorial, 10-6) is puzzling.

It’s true this race has two good candidates who know the community and how government works. However, it is important to go beyond those simple attributes and analyze what each candidate brings to the job.

Jake Fey brings strong knowledge and background on two issues important for the future of this region where expertise is lacking – energy and transit. The Pierce County delegation is blessed with many members who have expertise in health care, education and human services.

Rep. Jeannie Darneille and I

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