July 13, 2020

Kick Off July 18th

Hey Friends of Yanah! This weekend after over 9 months, Yanah is having her Kick-off Party! Save the date & time!  Join us and Celebrate with her Saturday the 18th from 3-4 PM.  Port Commissioner Kristin Ang, Pierce County Executive candidate Larry Seaquist, and Andrew Villeneuve Chair of WSDCC Advocacy Committee will be speaking! There will be live music! A few …

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July 4, 2020

Independence Day

Friends this is hopefully the strangest fourth of July of our lifetime. A pandemic is preventing us from gathering together, divisiveness between political parties is growing every day, and people are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers. People are sad, angry, and fed up with so much that this country has perpetrated over its 200 plus year history. How …

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June 8, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Dear Friends,The power of the people and the protests of the last several days not only in our streets but all across the world has been earthshaking.  A very real and symbolic shock of energy has traveled around our planet. Brutally cold images have struck the hearts of millions and shades of South African Apartheid have played out in the …

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June 2, 2020

Pierce County Phase 2 Reopening

As Pierce County prepares to enter phase 2 of reopening, I wanted to share some information with my friends and neighbors about how phase 2 is being planned. Pierce County Public Health has created several useful webpages that will be updated as new information comes in and is available to them. The Pierce County Public Health COVID-19 information page is …

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May 4, 2020

Feeling Safe and Secure in a Pandemic Shutdown

I am encouraged by the resilience of the members of my community. My friends and I have been on the telephone with parents of hungry children, senior neighbors with isolation issues, people with compromised immunity systems that worry for their health and business owners trying to get by with no business income. We have also encountered people effected by the …

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April 23, 2020

“A Fresh View . . . “

McKenna woman running for Pierce County Council District 3 Position will be vacated by Jim McCune at end of year Chaunce Shrewsbury, The Eatonville Dispatch Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:22 AM With a desire to challenge the status quo and make county government more accessible to residents, McKenna resident Yanah G. Cook is running to fill the Pierce County Council …

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April 17, 2020

“I agree: We must have a PLAN that protects EVERYONE, and we must stick to it.” – Yanah G. Cook

Yesterday, the federal government in conjunction with well-trusted scientists suggested a plan to re-open the economy. As I have always believed, local governments should claim the most autonomy when it comes to protecting their citizens. I believe through a few direct conversations with the federal government and joining with the states of Oregon and California in a show of solidarity, …

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April 10, 2020

Economic Help for Pierce County Businesses

My friends, neighbors, fellow small farmers and small business owners there is assistance coming our way from not only Pierce County, but Washington State and the Federal Government. This is good news. Many of you may know I’ve been a solo small business owner for 25 years. I’m also Vice Chair of the Small Business Caucus and am excited that …

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March 7, 2020

My Opposition to Centers & Corridors

As many of my friends know, I am running for Pierce County Council, and I am running to bring a fresh voice to the County that my rural district has been without for years. A major focus of my work leading up to this campaign has been ensuring that I have the knowledge, historical context, and understanding to lead my …

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February 26, 2020

Rural Community Concerns

As my campaign takes on steam, I want to share more and discuss concerns I have gathered which I’m adding to the content of my platform.  That platform includes issues that affect all citizens of district 3, especially the rural unincorporated communities and rural small-towns. It has become clear to me that they’ve not been given real representation or support …

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