Letters to the Editor

Vote for 5-member fire board of commissioners | Letter to the Editor

I am writing in support of the King County Fire District 28 (Enumclaw) Proposition Number 1. I have been a citizen of the district for over 10 years and have followed the district business, attended board of fire commissioner meetings and am familiar with the current issues at hand.

Dickson has taxpayers’ best interest at heart | Letter to the Editor

I am voting for Darrel Dickson because he understands he has a duty to the taxpayer and is not afraid to ask the tough questions. He stepped up and had the taxpayers’ best interest at heart when the PSE gas utility negotiations for the city of Buckley were in front of the Enumclaw Council.

  • Oct 17, 2015

Time for change on City Council | Letter to the Editor

Our (Enumclaw) City Council has been plagued with failed proposals, mismanaged funding, petty bickering among themselves and with other city services long enough. A few examples are the nonexistent “Welcome” center with an appealed debt of $582,000, the failed proposed town theme (Equestrian City Of The West), the Expo Center that recently needed bailing out along with the district’s proposed $65 million needed for our failing school’s infrastructure. All of which has become a crippling strain on the citizens of our community.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Dickson has necessary knowledge, experience | Letter to the Editor

Although I am not a resident of the city of Enumclaw, I live in the county and call Enumclaw home. I have, however, worked in visible jobs for the past three years in the city and have had many dealings with the city administration as well as council.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Lauk is the link to a stronger future for city | Letter to the Editor

Competitive political races can be trying on a community, but they are an outgrowth of the fundamental freedoms we are privileged to experience in a nation based on democracy and the voting rights of its citizens.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Dickson brings sense of ‘community’ to council | Letter to the Editor

As many of you know, my husband and I have been in business for 50 years in this community. I like to think “community” is still a big part of why we choose to work and/or live here.

  • Oct 9, 2015

City needs Dickson’s passion, business sense | Letter to the Editor

I don’t get involved nor want to know all of the political issues in Enumclaw. I do watch, listen and look around Enumclaw to see what is being done to make it better.

  • Oct 9, 2015

What the problem is with fireworks | Letter to the Editor

What’s the problem with fireworks? It’s 2 a.m. and the fireworks are still going off. The Fourth of July was over a week ago. What can be done to stop the noise? That’s the problem.

What the problem is with fireworks | Letter to the Editor

What’s the problem with fireworks? It’s 2 a.m. and the fireworks are still going off. The Fourth of July was over a week ago. What can be done to stop the noise? That’s the problem.

  • Sep 17, 2015

Remember words: love the sinner, hate the sin | Letters to the Editor

Yes, it is a mistake to assume all Christians in the USA and the world are really Christians. I will agree with M. Thornton of Enumclaw (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 19). You know, according to the Pew poll there are about 168 million Christians, give or take. But about half may be Christian in name only, just as your 33,000 different denominations are.

Remember words: love the sinner, hate the sin | Letters to the Editor

Yes, it is a mistake to assume all Christians in the USA and the world are really Christians. I will agree with M. Thornton of Enumclaw (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 19).

  • Sep 10, 2015

Compromise: you pray for me, I’ll pray for you | Letter to the Editor

I have never stated or implied that all in the U.S. are Christian; a majority are probably not (Biblically speaking). The term “Christian,” unless defined, can mean or be tagged to anything. Example: “The Holy Order of the Christian Slug” – an extreme example I know, but one that might catch on in the Northwest.

Compromise: you pray for me, I’ll pray for you | Letter to the Editor

I have never stated or implied that all in the U.S. are Christian; a majority are probably not (Biblically speaking). The term “Christian,” unless defined, can mean or be tagged to anything. Example: “The Holy Order of the Christian Slug” – an extreme example I know, but one that might catch on in the Northwest.

  • Aug 28, 2015

It’s a mistake to assume all in U.S. are Christians | Letter to the Editor

If I remember my Sunday School correctly and something you seem to want to cherry pick, is that “pesky” 11th Commandment. Also that annoying speaking for God thing being outside the historical and Biblical definition of Christianity. I would also remind you of our fifth-grade history lesson about the irritating First Amendment of the Bill Of Rights which affords Americans to worship or not the way they see fit.

It’s a mistake to assume all in U.S. are Christians | Letter to the Editor

If I remember my Sunday School correctly and something you seem to want to cherry pick, is that “pesky” 11th Commandment. Also that annoying speaking for God thing being outside the historical and Biblical definition of Christianity. I would also remind you of our fifth-grade history lesson about the irritating First Amendment of the Bill Of Rights which affords Americans to worship or not the way they see fit.

  • Aug 21, 2015

If governor thinks his idea is sound, let people decide | Letter to the Editor

The legislature struggled making decisions in a timely manner thereby requiring multiple sessions. Amazingly, they didn’t suffer too much angst over their 11 percent pay increase while struggling to raise the teachers’ pay; new teachers would gladly work for the $40,000-plus the legislators receive.

Takes issue with column in support of gay marriage | Letter to the Editor

Culture war’s come to the Plateau. Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “societies definition of marriage is changing.” Jesus made this clear in his discourse on marriage and divorce. “In the beginning,” he says, man and women – male and female. I have a strong suspicion Mr. Still has read too much Rob Bell and not enough Jesus Christ.

  • Aug 13, 2015

If governor thinks his idea is sound, let people decide | Letter to the Editor

The legislature struggled making decisions in a timely manner thereby requiring multiple sessions. Amazingly, they didn’t suffer too much angst over their 11 percent pay increase while struggling to raise the teachers’ pay; new teachers would gladly work for the $40,000-plus the legislators receive.

  • Aug 13, 2015

Takes issue with column in support of gay marriage | Letter to the Editor

Culture war’s come to the Plateau. Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “societies definition of marriage is changing.” Jesus made this clear in his discourse on marriage and divorce. “In the beginning,” he says, man and women – male and female. I have a strong suspicion Mr. Still has read too much Rob Bell and not enough Jesus Christ.

Wealth is created when government provides the proper conditions | Letter to the Editor

I was saddened to read the “almost amused” attack on Rich Elfers and his recent column on business and government. It was typical of the extreme conservative view that wealth is the end all and be all of this country or our existence. It was saddening to see a defense of child labor and 14- to 16-hour work days.