Daily Archives: April 29, 2008

Memorial bill headed to Oval Office

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A bill giving the Japanese-American memorial national park status passed the House today and is now on its way to the president’s desk. Read my story below.

Rep. Jay Inslee, an islander and the bill’s prime sponsor, told me today that federal recognition of the memorial will help Americans “never allow the power of fear to overcome the power of liberty.”

Take a look at Jay Inslee’s speech in support of the bill here.

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Water debate looks murky

Kitsap Sun environmental reporter Chris Dunagan weighed in on the island’s water problems in his blog “Watching Our Waterways.” Touching on the city’s community priorities survey results, which placed water quality and quantity as the island’s top concerns, Chris argues that the island’s underground water supply may run deeper than many islanders think.

Read the blog entry here.