There it sits. It has company. It lies beneath that pile of mail you have on your kitchen counter. You may not open it. It’s too much trouble. You have got to find a stamp. You don’t really know what the entire hubbub is about.
Why have so many young men and women from the West flocked to join ISIS? What is the attraction of such a violent and brutal regime in Syria and Iraq? Since I will be teaching a continuing education class in May at Green River College on “Cults in America,” I’ve been reading up on the topic of mass movements. The best book I’ve found on the topic is Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer,” written in 1942.
Too many people are working harder than ever, but they’re not seeing the benefits of the growing economy. Housing prices keep increasing again. It used to be, you could work a summer job to save up enough money for a year of tuition. Those days are gone.
I am honored to provide you with my take regarding the impact that school facilities have on the students, the school community and other community members. Facilities are the local gathering place for the community and how people feel more comfortable meeting in facilities that meet diverse and “modern” needs. That the school directors want to provide facilities that meet those needs because they understand the value of a connected community – one that supports their children in their athletic endeavors.
This week's editorial cartoon depicts how the legislature plans to balance the state budget.
As a 2006 Enumclaw High School graduate, I urge the citizens of Enumclaw to support the upcoming school bond. It was great to see at the last school district meeting that the high school will get a wonderful redesign if the school bond passes. Overall this will be an amazing upgrade for the school and our students.
Government may be historically slow to adapt, but adapt we must. We’ve rebranded the U.S. Small nBusiness Administration (SBA) to stand for “Smart, Bold and Accessible.” The private sector implemented smart systems years ago. Now it’s our turn to catch up; America’s 28 million small businesses and many more potential entrepreneurs are counting on us.
Our children spend a significant amount of time each day in our school buildings. As such, we should strive to create facilities that foster both a welcoming presence and a sense of safety and security.
This week's editorial cartoon comments on the poor snow season ski resorts experienced this year.
I was 12 years old the first time I heard the game warden’s barking voice lecture a crowd on the importance of preserving and respecting wildlife. His sermon was delivered in a nearly dark room at sixth-grade camp and was accompanied by the hum of an old-school projector
There is a specter looming on the horizon that will eventually alter the world as we know it. No, not climate change – it’s a declining world population. Due to advances in technology and changing attitudes, the world’s population will inexorably decline, especially in the industrialized world, during the next 100 years, according to George Friedman.
President Obama spoke in Cleveland two weeks ago and mentioned his support of mandatory (or compulsory) voting in the United States. The president said it would “completely transform the political map in this country,” and argued mandatory voting would help remove big money from politics, encourage the young, working class and disenfranchised citizens to vote and increase voting turnout numbers.
In China’s Shanxi province, 15,450 government officials were removed from office on corruption charges in 2014, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. This included seven top leaders according to a March 24, 2015, “Stratfor” article entitled, “China’s Anti-corruption Drive Runs Deep.”
This week's editorial cartoon comments on how the state proposes to limit carpool lanes to three or more people.
Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by City of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.
President Obama has made three major mistakes in regard to foreign policy. First, U.S. intervention in Libya destroyed a government that, while corrupt, was structured in such a way as to tamp down on the Islamists. Now, the Islamists are threatening Libya and neighboring Mali, forcing the French to intervene. The lack of an autocratic dictator like Qadaffi has helped bring about Islamist extremism in the region.
My grandpa had two herds on our family’s farm – Holstein milking cows and classic Ford Mustangs. In the winter of 1993, after I received my drivers license, he invited me over with a brief phone call to let me know he had something to discuss. When I arrived, he had a white 1967 Mustang with a black vinyl top parked in front of the house.
There are two kinds of 'March Madness' this year - which one do you fall under?
As spring approaches across the region, the Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight Tuesday, March 31.
Folks in the Pacific Northwest may not like what Matt Ridley has to say, but we should consider his points about energy.