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Coming: Help for Haiti, Tacoma council do-over

Post by Kim Bradford on Jan. 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
January 13, 2010 2:56 pm

Here’s what we’re working on for tomorrow:

Poor, suffering Haiti. It’s already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and now it’s been struck by a catastrophic earthquake. The death toll is still unclear, but what is known is that the country will need a lot of help for a very long time. The U.S. and the world community must step up. In the short term, meeting basic needs will take priority. But in the long run, efforts to boost the economy and build more quake-resistant structures are needed.

Tacoma City Council members owe their citizens and their future council colleagues a taint-free appointment process. A do-over of the council’s selection of finalists last week is in order.

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