Letters to the Editor

Baxley and Young should have showed up at public forum

On Tuesday, October 17th, was the Black Diamond Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum, where the Black Diamond candidates for Mayor and two City Council positions had the opportunity to talk with the citizens of Black Diamond, and to answer questions put to them by these citizens.

  • Oct 27, 2017

Enumclaw helped raise $3,500 for Special Olympics

The last couple of weekends the St. Barbara Knights of Columbus have been involved with our annual Tootsie Roll Program.

  • Oct 25, 2017

Baxley is an important choice for Black Diamond mayor

Judy Baxley has been part of our local civics for years, and thank goodness because citizen involvement is critical to monitoring big developers.

  • Oct 24, 2017

Enumclaw chamber board supports Molinaro for mayor

In an election with significant consequences that will largely shape the future of our community, Enumclaw voters have a clear choice for mayor.

  • Oct 24, 2017

Challenger has no experience working in government

The newspaper’s three-part debate for the position of Black Diamond mayor has been eye opening.

  • Oct 19, 2017

Representative or autocratic government in Black Diamond

I’ve heard conflicting opinions about Black Diamond City Council meetings. Lots of them. So I’ve checked out some of them myself. I called the best authorities and I read the law.

  • Oct 17, 2017

Molinaro supported in Enumclaw mayoral race

Our family enthusiastically supports Jan Molinaro as Enumclaw’s next mayor. His operations and fiscal management along with his leadership experience is superlative and would be greatly valued as a visionary leader of our community.

  • Oct 11, 2017

To Vern, in memorium

I have known the late Vern Anderson and his wife, Eleanor, since we were in high school and would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to them.

  • Oct 4, 2017

Notion of ‘privilege’ does nothing to help those who struggle

White Privilege. Where was it when my single mother trying to feed her four children got the windows of her car shot out as she crossed picket lines to work the night shift grading lumber in a sawmill full of men?

  • Sep 20, 2017

Those who benefit from white privilege should help end it

I am compelled to respond to George Terhaar’s recent letter to the editor “Character, not skin color, leads to success” (Sept. 6, 2017).

  • Sep 14, 2017

No need to feel guilt, but strive to understand differing points of view

In response to “Character, Not Skin Color” (Sept. 6) I, too, am a white male of middle age, and very grateful to have been born in the USA.

  • Sep 12, 2017

Character, not skin color, leads to success

I find the statement and the people uttering “white privilege” tiresome.

  • Sep 6, 2017

Black Diamond Mayor will not follow the rules

As a former Planning Commissioner for Black Diamond I believe in following the rules. But unfortunately our current Mayor does not.

  • Sep 5, 2017

Still no good reason to have pot in Bonney Lake

I still have not heard a reason why it’s so important to have a recreational marijuana store in Bonney Lake.

  • Aug 31, 2017

Hate has no home on the Plateau

The events that transpired during the weekend of Aug. 12-13 in Charlottesville, NC should serve as a wake up call and a call to action for us all.

  • Aug 25, 2017

Questions increase in taxes for fire service

I read the same information twice in the newspaper so I assumed that just like the internet, it must be true. Twice in print it said East Pierce Fire and Rescue needed $1.3 million more money to hire nine new firefighters.

  • Aug 23, 2017

Keep marijuana out of Bonney Lake

The subject of recreational marijuana sale is once again at the forefront of discussion, and is going to be on the ballot for citizens of Bonney Lake to choose this fall.

  • Aug 16, 2017

Personal responsibility is health-care answer

One of the issues with any health care in the U.S. is the fact that many of us want “the best” of care without being willing to personally invest what is required to take care of our own health.

  • Aug 11, 2017

Hanrahan for Black Diamond City Council

In my opinion Ed Hanrahan will make an excellent Black Diamond City Council member and deserves your vote.

  • Aug 9, 2017

National parks are an important economic output

Mayor Reynolds is correct we have a lot to lose if Mount Rainier’s trails, roads, sewage and water systems and historic buildings are not properly maintained.

  • Aug 2, 2017