A huge rant to the City of University Place for allowing fireworks of any kind within the city limits. Not only are they allowed but actually encouraged since various organizations have stands throughout the city.
Many other cities across Washington have recognized tinder-dry conditions and banned the sale of fireworks. Granted, people can always go to tribal reservations and purchase illegal fireworks, but why make it easy to get any at all? Even a tiny sparkler can cause a fire that has the capability of ruining lives.
This year, with the horribly dry conditions, the fireworks are better left to …