The question was whether the federal government or state government should foot the bill. Right now, FEMA is saying the federal government is going to foot the bill for a year and then, after that, each state is on its own.
As the feature pointed out, this wouldn't be a big deal if everyone (or even the majority) were to get into the workforce.
Unfortunately, many of those displaced by Katrina did not previously and will not in the future contribute to the tax base. They are forever on Uncle Sam's payroll.
From the Olympian:
There have been a number of robberies in Thurston County the past three months, with thieves donning an array of outfits from witch costumes to cowboy boots.
The photo on the top of the stack included an image of one of the 100+ people who had been my roommates as I moved every six months during the 1970s-early 80s. This particular person was another follower of Jobbo Bonobo. He had a habit of declaring "EX-cellent!" when something pleased him, and he liked to laugh.
He also liked to ski. One night he got real drunk, went to our freezer, emptied all the ice cubes on the floor, donned his skiis, got out the ski poles, and attempted to demonstrate some cross-country technique by having ice cubes serve as substitute snow. Spider Burbank would've been horrified.
And that memory came with just the first photo. I was able to identify scores of people in there. As you might have guessed, I have mixed feelings about being an Evergreen grad, as more time passes the less connected I feel to the College. Going through those photographs was a wonderful jump-start in these middle-aged brain cells about why I was attracted to the Evergroove program in the first place. Also a great way to wake up forgotten memories about people and places that are gone. If you are a fellow grad of the TESC prehistoric era, take an afternoon off, call Randy, and help us match names with the faces in the Evergreen family album.
After weeks of careful discussion and consideration, we are very pleased to announce that Henry (Hank) Adams has been selected as the recipient of the 2006 American Indian Visionary Award. The award is given in recognition of his qualities of vision, courage, commitment and discipline - but it was Adams' quiet modesty or natural humility that was found most admirable.
Give Ramona Bennett the final word: ''Somewhere in Olympia, Wash., there is a thin, aging Assiniboine-Sioux man leaning over a computer. He is making sure we have a tomorrow.''
Statement from Craig and Cindy Corrie 1-05-2006, posted on the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice site.
My almost 26 year old son is walking me to the transit station after our very fine meal at Water Street Cafe. He's telling me something about reading Nietzsche when my attention focuses and I see someone curled up asleep on the pavement in a lit shop doorway. I hear myself make this low "Ohhhhhh" sound of empathy.
A few blocks away and my son tells me that he did not see the person in the doorway, but he did see someone sleeping on a bench nearby that I did not see. As we are talking this over, as I am questioning him about what he sees each night downtown, we exchange friendly greetings with two people on bicycles.
The two people on bicycles have full trailers that my son tells me are packed with food, blankets, and other necessities. He tells me that the bicyclists are EGYHOP (Emma Goldman Youth and Homeless Outreach) folks and that he sees them out most every night.
But, as it turned out, the real future, which is now the past, was ten times more horrifying.