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Paine Field is a mixed blessing | Guest View


Last updated 7/7/2021 at 1:39pm

My family and I use Paine Field Airport.

My oldest daughter, Anna, is a sophomore studying at Chapman University in California. My other daughter, Sophie, will be attending the Colorado School of Mines this fall, near Denver, even further from us. This separation has been made easier with the convenience of having an airport just 10 minutes away from our house. If we timed it, I think it would be three and a half hours from Anna's door in Orange County to ours here in Mukilteo. Once, she left her phone on the plane and we had to call the airport to try to get it back.

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Reader Comments(1)

justin Zupnick writes:

My vote will go to the candidates who will make reducing the noise and air pollution coming Paine Field their main focus, with their bias towards supporting the residents affected, not the airport. Buying tickets to fly out of Paine Field does not help our cause, no matter how convenient.


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