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Editorials this weekend

Post by David Seago on June 27, 2008 at 10:55 am with No Comments »
June 27, 2008 10:55 am


The Puyallup City Council is right to ban dogs from city recreational fields. Too many dog owners have been negligent about cleaning up after their pets. Besides, the city has an off-leash park to serve dogs and their owners.


United Way of Pierce County has a good shot at landing a multiyear Gates Foundation grant to mount a sustained and coordinated early-learning initiative. The goal, to keep disadvantaged children from falling behind before they even get to kindergarten, couldn’t be more important.

The City of Tacoma’s plans to develop a Water Ditch recreational trail on abandoned railroad right of way from the UWT campus to South Tacoma is a great idea. But city officials need to make sure ownership and title questions are resolved before they consummate a deal with Burlington Northern Santa Fe that involves closing a railroad crossing at A Street near the head of the Foss Waterway.


Now that the full record of the GAO review has been released, it looks like the Air Force all but threw the contest for a lucrative tanker contract to Boeing’s rival, a team including the parent company of Airbus. The Air Force and the Pentagon have much to answer for.

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