What is intelligence? Since the late 19th and early 20th centuries social scientists have been studying this question.
Elections are always a learning opportunity about human nature. This most recent election was no exception. There was much to learn about how people think and respond.
Welcome to Council World, newly elected City Council members! four new people will be taking their places on the council dais in City Hall come January 2014.
We learned last week where Washington’s first charter schools may open in 2014 and who may operate them.
Did you know that President Obama is a conservative and the Republicans are activists, wanting to change the government? You’re probably not aware of this but it’s true.
What did you think about the answers to three questions in last week’s Courier-Herald from the City Council candidates? Dennis Box, the managing editor, and I felt it was important to show our readers whether the candidates possessed the skill of critical thinking by answering difficult political questions. They were asked to comment about the direction the city of Enumclaw should take in regard to fixing our streets and utilizing the Expo Center. The candidates had to work hard to formulate solutions. City officials and school district staff were contacted for answers.
Have you seen all the signs for candidates and issues around town? Many deal with contestants running for the Enumclaw City Council. Four seats are open and changes are going to happen no matter who wins. I have hopes that the changes will bring a paradigm shift for the council.
Serving on the City Council is an important job that deserves our best people. In order for you to decide which candidates can best serve the city, I’ve asked four questions of each candidate.
State Sen. Pam Roach said Friday’s appellate-court ruling in favor of allowing a minimum-wage measure to go before SeaTac voters in November points up the importance of a change in state law she proposed earlier this year.
Approximately 60 percent of the people who live within the city limits of Enumclaw vote Democratic while 40 percent vote Republican. Yet, if you go into unincorporated King County, the numbers are almost exactly reversed. Why is that?
Which is more important, saving the environment or creating new industries and jobs? This issue was one of the main themes recently in PBS’s six-hour presentation on the National Parks and how they came to be.
I finally had the chance last week to watch CNN’s documentary on Richard Nixon. The program uses home-movie footage shot by H.R. Haldeman, President Nixon’s chief of staff and others.
This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced more than 630 new projects across the country under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Do you know the seven virtues? The ancient Greeks gave us four of them: prudence, justice, temperance (restraint) and courage. The Bible adds: faith, hope and love.
Why does it appear that unions and political parties are starting to support candidates for nonpartisan races? Why would I be thinking that, you might ask?
The birth control pill, first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960, has changed the world.