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Today I got a notice in the mailbox informing me my mailbox was out of compliance because it was 33 inches from the ground to the bottom of the mailbox (it is supposed to be at least 45 inches).
The last few weeks have been depressing with the direction our country is moving. However, we read a letter to the editor (Courier-Herald, Feb. 8) from Dr. David Schumer from Auburn.
There is a small restaurant on 6th Avenue in Tacoma called the Southern Kitchen. It is African-American owned and been there for decades.
There was an irony in recent letters to the editor (Feb. 8) that was not lost on me. One was appalled at the apparently foregone conclusion that there would soon be 10 million uninsured people in our country (repealing Obamacare), while the other seemed to suggest we continue to indiscriminately let hundreds of thousands of uninsured people into our country?
The city is supposed to insure and indemnify and protect employees and officers for any act performed while doing their duty. We need this protection for our council members.
By writing this letter, I am speaking up to encourage an examination of two recent immigration decisions either being considered or already made by President Trump.
The Senate will soon hold hearings to determine if Georgia Congressman Tom Price will be our country’s next Secretary of Health and Human Services. As HHS Secretary, this cabinet position has a direct impact on how the Trump Administration prioritizes the fight to end Alzheimer’s, a cause close to my heart.
Not having been in attendance at any of the meetings but having seen similar situations play out, I’d like to offer a couple of comments on what I have read in your columns and letters to the editor.
I got a kick out of Rich Elfers’ column of Nov. 23 trying to explain to a Seattle Times columnist why Black Diamond and Enumclaw were pro-Trump in contrast to the rest of King County.
Recently Yarrow Bay/Oak Pointe spent money on a favor for the Mayor to file a lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond, which she was glad about. Since when does a mayor welcome a lawsuit against her own city?
…or anyday etiquette.
The wonderful thing to come out of all this is a profoundly new appreciation for the helpfulness and kindness of our police.
I don’t believe in PolitiFacts, fact finding groups or any polls.
Council members Pepper, Weber and Morgan are at it again, this time…
Generally, though I may not always like to, I can accept when…
Like most Americans, I want to live in a society that takes…
A previous letter (Courier-Herald, Sept. 21) gave us an overview of the tax environment in the Washington State mentioning the upcoming ballot wherein Sound Transit is floating a $54 billion initiative to extend their train and transit system.
In a well-known book, "People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil" (1983), psychiatrist M. Scott Peck explored the nature of evil from his distinctly religious as well as psychological perspective.
This election cycle, the state Senate, Legislature and gubernatorial election is vital to your pocketbook.
Your letter moved me. Especially your heavy heart.
As Benjamin Disraeli or Mark Twain stated, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." The following statistics may cause more glazed eyes than doughnuts at the local bakery, but here goes.
Like the author of last week's column, I too am frustrated with the political realm and the choices we face for presidential candidates. Unlike the author, I decided weeks ago to avoid watching the many regional and statewide appearances of the remaining competitors, especially given the hate-filled vitriol that permeates the press and televised proceedings.
I watched as much of the political conventions of both parties that I could stomach. I wish Ted Cruz received the Republican nomination; he is a smart, pro-Constitution candidate that loves this country. But that is politics.
Although I have agreed with Mr. Elfers on several topics, I have to take issue with his stance on discrimination against gays based on religious liberty ("Same Sex Marriage Act before Supreme Court" published July 27).
My name is Dr. Holly Dickson. I have lived and practiced in Enumclaw for over 14 years and I love our little town. Our family has known Phil Fortunato for many years and consider him the best choice for 31st District state representative.
In a recent letter (July 6, 2016 edition of the Courier-Herald), Jon Buss has offered us an attempted but failed effort at character assassination of Hillary Clinton and collaterally of Barack Obama, focusing on the tragic events in Benghazi, Libya.
Richard Elfers' last column maintained the mantras the liberals chant about the terrible rich 1 percent and their ways. Of course his laser focus pinpointed Donald Trump and his supposed inheritance of $100 million to $300 million, a figure disputed by Trump and his siblings.
After an eventful primary presidential election, it appears the presidential candidates have been chosen: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I must say that the Democrats choosing Hillary Clinton is very depressing to me. Despite the history that Hillary has provided to voters, Democrats still chose her to represent them in the presidential race.
I really appreciate the kind messages I have received from folks after the Courier-Herald story announcing my decision not to run this year for re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. It has been my honor to serve you in Olympia.
The YMCA and more recently the Target Corporation have announced their locker rooms, dressing rooms and restrooms will now be gender neutral to accommodate transgender individuals. I am firmly for tolerance and inclusivity, but this approach creates a loophole for predators. A man does not have to be dressed as a female, but simply "identify" as female to have unquestioned access to the locker room or bathroom of his choice.
Ballots for the April 26 special election will be mailed on April 8. Inside, you will see a ballot issue for East Pierce Fire and Rescue asking voters to consider re-setting (or lifting) the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy lid to the originally-approved 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.
Rich Elfers is needlessly confused and completely wrong in his analysis and question “why the Republican party has antipathy toward the President” (March 30, editorial).
In an effort to raise revenues for maintaining and improving roads amid falling gas taxes and traffic impact fees, Bonney Lake is considering creating a transportation benefit district, much like dozens of other cities like Buckley and Enumclaw. The city held a public hearing to let city residents give their input on the idea during the regular council meeting March 29.
It was my privilege to attend the Saturday night performance of this absolutely enchanting musical at Sumner’s Performing Arts Center. The cast was impressive. The audience was told that only three of the cast of some forty some members were “dancers” – one would never have guessed given the variety, complexity and number of dancers involved.
The people of Enumclaw Fire District 28 have an opportunity to vote and approve a six-year operations levy that would strengthen the fire andEMT safety of our community.
I am writing this letter as a resident of King County Fire District 28 and a citizen, not as a fire district commissioner.
I’d like to encourage support by April 26 when Enumclaw voters will be asked to vote on the 2016 levy lid increase.
During the 2015 Enumclaw school bond campaign the school district arranged private meetings with 22 businesses and organizations within the district to do sales pitches for the upcoming election (District officials told me that these organizations asked for Mike to come and give the pitch for the bond. This sounded highly unlikely). When I went to the organizations the superintendent spoke with, I asked the people there: “Was Mike Nelson here to get a yes vote?” They all said yes.
Some points from the last Feb. 4 Black Diamond Council meeting. While having a quorum on a council committee may not be illegal if properly noticed per RCW 42.30, there are still serious conflicts of interest if this were to actually occur in the small town of Black Diamond. Having three members of a five member board on a standing committee makes no sense.
I am writing about the Jan. 20 article, “School bond won’t pay for all high school upgrades.”
The rule changes didn’t split the Black Diamond City Council, as you reported; the election did.
Black Diamond’s new council members are doing all the right things, but their opponents from the election are wasting time and taxpayer money trying to disrupt them. With sour grapes after their endorsed candidates lost last fall, in a landslide election, some are trying to keep doing business the old way.
Teachers have a unique perspective when it comes to bonds and asking the community to stretch their budget. Teachers – specifically White River School District teachers – want the community to have the very best for our students, your children.
We are parents to four children who have successfully completed their elementary and secondary education at White River, continued on to higher education and have become successful members of their communities. Currently we have five grandchildren who are students in this district.
I am a senior at White River High School and have lived in this community my whole life; although I attended Carbonado School K-8th grade.
My mother came to Washington for a pre-holiday visit. She was the kind of mom who decorated the entire house at Christmas. Putting ornaments on the tree, singing carols, making and decorating sugar cookies are a few of things she did with us when we were children that made this time of year magical for us. Four years ago, our holidays took a different spin.
I find myself unable to resist the necessity to rebut the talking points of the anti-Obama right parroted by J. Buss ("With current president, our country is less safe," Jan. 6).