Brian Beckley

Electoral College worked as designed

We are still a republic of sovereign states.

 

Morrison pleads not guilty to charges

Robert James Morrison on Sept. 8 entered a plea of not guilty to all charges during a brief arraignment at the Norm Maleng Justice Center in Kent.

 

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 | Our Corner

Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. I was a young reporter in Upstate New York that day and it's still almost as vivid today as it was a decade and a half ago. A version of this column ran in The Courier-Herald in 2011 and it has been edited for inclusion this week.

 

Martial arts instructor charged with child rape, suspect operated Lee’s Martial Arts studio in Renton and Maple Valley

The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Robert James Morrison, 42, of Bellevue, Aug. 26 with one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and three counts of rape of a child in the third degree. He was arrested Aug. 24 in Renton at Lee's Martial Arts Academy LLC where he is an instructor and he is listed as the sole governing person for the corporation. Morrison also operated a martial arts studio in Maple Valley.

Panthers defeated by Enumclaw, finish fourth in SPSL 3A | Bonney Lake Girls Basketball

Bonney Lake will play Hazen at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Auburn Mountainview High, located at 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn.

The Panthers’ twin ‘ballers make opponents see double… twice

This year's Panthers varsity team contains two sets of twin sisters: seniors Dani and Lindsey Downing and sophomores Kayla and Jessyka Seger. Though both sets of twins are fraternal and not identical — meaning they can't necessarily try to confuse opposing defenders trying to cover the team — each of the girls said it has been helpful having someone on the team they have known literally all of their lives.

Cramped Bonney Lake firefighters seek new station

Over the past decade or so, East Pierce Fire and Rescue, through a series of annexations and mergers has grown to one of the larger regional fire districts in the area.

Cascade Water Alliance lowers Tapps to complete transportation projects

If the already-drained Lake Tapps water level seems a bit lower this week, that's because it is.

198th Avenue East expected to expand into Tehalah this summer

Construction is expected to begin this summer on the "missing link" of roadway that will lead to the Tehaleh development south of the Bonney Lake city limits.

Brian Beckley | Farewell again, Bonney Lake | Our Corner

The time has come for me once again to part with Bonney Lake and East Pierce County, an area that has become something of a second home to me over the past decade.

Bonney Lake girls basketball falls to Lakes

The loss drops Bonney Lake to 5-4 in the South Puget Sound North 3A and 8-6 overall.

Herd’s 20-point game can’t save Panthers from loss to Lakes

Lakes went out fast, doubling up Bonney Lake 22-11 in the first quarter to give them a lead they would never relinquish.

Councilman Hamilton seeks to bring federal funds to Bonney Lake roads

Over the past 10 years, millions of dollars in federal transportation money has been farmed out to the cities in Pierce County by the County Council - in the most recent two-year cycle alone, the county disbursed $21 million.

Bonney Lake Police Department set for March

The Bonney Lake Police Department is preparing the 2013 version of its popular Citizens Academy program, set to begin in March.

Bonney Lake swimmers win one, lose one this week

The Panthers bested Clover Park on Tuesday, but fell to Auburn Mountainview on Thursday.

Bonney Lake one parcel closer to completing downtown campus

The parcel, a half-acre piece of land with a mobile home on it, is located across form the library at 18422 90th St. E.

Undefeated Enumclaw proves too much for Spartan swimmers

The visiting Enumclaw Hornets and their undefeated record proved too much for the Sumner boys swim team Tuesday night, besting the Spartans 129-57.

UPDATE: Police still searching for suspect in robbery that involved a machete

Police are still looking for one subject considered dangerous. He is described as a white male, about 18 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 pounds with red hoops in his earlobes.

Bonney Lake police searching woods for two suspects in robbery involving machete

The suspects are considered dangerous and citizens should call 911 and not attempt to apprehend the suspects.

Bonney Lake applies for a grant to replace aging food bank building

At the moment, the Food Bank is still riding a high from holiday donations - the end of the year is their busy season and it helps carry them through the lean months of winter - but as the recession drags on, more come into the tiny Food Bank building.