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Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Paine Field


Passenger service is long overdue

Thank God the under-used Paine field airport will finally be opened up to regular passenger service. The selfish opposition by Mukilteo residents has finally been realized as the smokescreen that it is. As a resident of Everett, it will be great to finally fly to destinations like Hawaii and not have to travel to Sea-Tac. Jet aircraft today are quieter than many propeller driven planes. The economic benefit to the residents of Snohomish county far outweighs any negatives. This advance is long overdue.
Bill Tidwell
Everett
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