Pete Orput ran an aggressive campaign for Washington County attorney last fall. He was rewarded with a comfortable victory – he replaced Doug Johnson, who retired – but early indications suggest he has not adopted a similarly comfortable approach to the job. Instead, he has laid out bold proposals well worth exploring.
District 833 School Board members should have a restrained approach to using public funds for out-of-state travel, but take advantage of opportunities to learn about education issues and initiatives happening elsewhere. And then they should explain how those practices could help students here.
During this season of giving, it was particularly uplifting to learn that nearly $72,000 was raised this year for the food shelf. That shattered the Holiday Train Committee's $50,000 goal. South Washington County residents, school students, civic organizations and businesses gave more to the cause than they ever have.
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