Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Presidential address to be heard by members of Nouvella Club
An oration on the trials and tribulations, as well as the
successes, of past American presidents will be presented by Dr. Jack Hale at
this week's Nouvella Club meeting.
Hale will serve as guest speaker at the women's club
meeting, scheduled for noon this coming Thursday at the Fairway Restaurant.
Men’s slo-pitch meeting on tap
The Lower Valley Men's Slo-pitch Association will hold an
organizational meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Chompi's Sports Bar in
All teams interested in playing organized men's softball
this coming summer are invited to attend the 6 p.m. meeting.
New legislation would open venues to challenge rules
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Senate voted 48-1 last week
in approving Senate Bill 6491, which opens up the state's superior courts in
four counties to citizens wishing to challenge government rules and
"The bill provides a more equal access to
justice," said Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn), the prime sponsor of the
"In the past individuals challenging administrative
rules could only do so in Thurston County," Roach said. "Many
citizens had to travel for hours and at great expense because they were paying
for not only their travel, but that of their attorneys.
"When the bill is signed, people in Spokane, Yakima and
Bellingham can have access to their local superior courts," Roach said.
She added that Gov. Gary Locke has indicated that he will
sign the bill.