Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Assisted suicide, the next slippery slope

Catholics start fight against I-1000, the assisted suicide initiative
Joseph Turner; Tacoma News Tribune - Sept. 7, 2008

Catholic parishes in Washington are urging its members to join the campaign to defeat Initiative 1000, the assisted suicide measure, which will be on the November ballot. The Catholic Church is the main contributor to the Coalition Against Assisted Suicide, the group that has formed to fight I-1000. But despite raising nearly $400,000 in contributions against I-1000, the church and the rest of the coalition are far behind the Yes on 1000 campaign, which has raised $1.8 million.

Editor's Note -- The Washington State Catholic Conference has more resources at: Other other churches throughout Washington state are also urging their members to defeat I-1000 by supporting

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I-1029, home care-worker initiative, to be on November ballot
Seattle P-I staff - Sept. 5, 2008

The state Supreme Court decided Friday morning that voters will see I-1029, concerning qualifications for long-term care workers, on the November ballot. The decision dismisses a challenge by the initiative's opponents and upholds Secretary of State Sam Reed's decision to accept the petitions. If passed, the initiative would require long-term care workers to pass a certification exam, complete more training and undergo background checks.

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