As a business owner and as a member of the recent Enumclaw Economic Development Task Force, I have examined the proposed bond for the new Enumclaw High School and Black Diamond Elementary School and have come to the conclusion that this bond makes good economic sense for Enumclaw.
What’s all the fuss about the Keystone XL pipeline proposal anyway? The proposed 1,179-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada, would diagonally cross Montana and then traverse South Dakota, to Steel City, Neb., where it would be connected to already existing pipelines to Gulf state refineries.
The newspaper business is all about changing and adapting – it always has been. So, readers of The Courier-Herald will see a change in weekly content beginning next week. The newspaper will be covering the entire Plateau in one publication. Through this week, The Courier-Herald has published both an Enumclaw edition and Bonney Lake edition. Beginning with the March 4 issue, the two publications will merge into one – simply, The Courier-Herald.
A recent statistic from the Feb. 2, 2015, Newsweek magazine (p. 13) noted that 50 percent is the “share of the world’s wealth that will be held by the richest 1 percent across the globe by 2016.” Income inequality has grown enormously over the past 30 years.
In case you haven’t been alerted, let this cupid-loving writer do so: the annual day of hearts, kisses and flowers arrives this Saturday. It’s always nice when it falls on a weekend. With the exception of the Christmas season, Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday and, while it isn’t really an official holiday, it certainly should be.
Our democracy is strongest when average, middle-class people trust their elected representatives and have a voice.
How big should your child’s class size be? According to State Initiative 1351, which barely passed recently, smaller is better.
Most Americans value equality because of the ringing words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal….”
Well gang, another year is shot to hell. And it didn’t take long to slide away.
Throw a rock into a quiet pond and you will see that ripples are created far past the rock’s impact. That’s what’s happening today as a result of decreasing oil prices across the world
The votes are counted, but contributions continue flowing to participants in this year’s election.
The year was 1798 and the Federalists, fearful of the French Revolution spreading to the United States, passed three Alien Acts as well as a Sedition Act, which prosecuted and imprisoned those who publicly criticized the government.
There is hope for the modern world, discovered in the most unlikely of devices.
The battle we are now witnessing between the president and the Republicans in Congress over immigration is a strange one.
Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality, they were just a curtain-raiser.
Democrats are trying to sort out what went wrong in November’s general election and why the presence of Initiative 594 on the ballot didn’t motivate more of their voters to turn out.
There were only a few surprises in last week’s elections. The outcome turned out to be pretty much what I expected.
Looks like the Grand Old Party got its groove back.
Republicans may find that their midterm election victory is only temporary.
Well friends, we have another crazy damned bunch of hellions stomping around in the Middle East. (This being a family newspaper, I’m not allowed to use more colorful and appropriate descriptive terms.)