Letters to the Editor

Concerned about the Trump presidency

Trump can do whatever he wants.

  • May 23, 2017

Challenge to support Rainier Foothills

The Courier-Herald’s article about the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation’s annual giving campaign has generated questions and concern from community members, especially within our senior population. We appreciate the editor letting us address these concerns.

  • Apr 13, 2017

Fix our healthcare system before it explodes

Another left-wing progressive column from Elfers on March 22 compels me to write this letter.

  • Apr 6, 2017

Reichert has lost my vote

I’m forced to conclude that Dave Reichert was stating a big fat lie when he said his goal remains to provide healthcare access for all Americans.

  • Apr 5, 2017

To beat Alzheimer’s in the future, the fight must start now

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence, lack of effective treatment and enormous costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

  • Mar 30, 2017

Don’t mix business with religious beliefs

I am responding to Richard Elfers’ opinion column regarding whether or not people should be allowed to disobey the law based on their own religious beliefs.

  • Mar 16, 2017

Urge adequate funding for our national parks

On March 2, 1899, President McKinley signed legislation creating a 365-square-mile national park, the fifth ever designated by Congress.

  • Mar 14, 2017

Business owners must treat everyone equally

So Richard Elfers now wants us to go back to the days of separate-but-equal in regards to civil rights.

  • Mar 10, 2017

Concerned with USPS mailbox regulations

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).

  • Mar 3, 2017

Doctor, people like you will make us great again

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.

  • Feb 24, 2017

In four years, we can judge Trump efficiency

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?

  • Feb 22, 2017

We are what remains of American treasure

There is a small restaurant on 6th Avenue in Tacoma called the Southern Kitchen. It is African-American owned and been there for decades.

  • Feb 22, 2017

Black Diamond should pay for council defense

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.

  • Feb 16, 2017

Stay on the side of the morally upright

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.

  • Feb 9, 2017

Next HHS Secretary Must Continue Progress in Alzheimer’s Battle

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.

  • Jan 20, 2017

RE: the ongoing Black Diamond controversy

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.

  • Jan 5, 2017

Mass media must stop leaning to the left

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.

  • Dec 15, 2016

Mayor is the real problem in Black Diamond

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?

  • Dec 13, 2016

Holiday shopping etiquette…

…or anyday etiquette.

  • Dec 7, 2016

Pet owners grateful for prompt police response

The wonderful thing to come out of all this is a profoundly new appreciation for the helpfulness and kindness of our police.

  • Nov 30, 2016