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Guest Editorial | The reasons for elected officials' actions goes more than skin-deep | Richard Elfers
- Apr 17, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Apr 18, 2012 at 5:58PM
The first clue to find out what is going on in local government is to come to council meetings on a regular basis, at least until you understand the personalities, perspectives and agendas of the various council members. Watching the program on television at home can give you some clues, but actually observing body and facial language and tone of voice can give you deeper understanding. Much of that can only be gained by actually being in the room.
- Apr 17, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 4:36PM
The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who allegedly robbed a Subway at gun point in the 27200 block of 216 Avenue Southeast.
- Apr 17, 2012 at 2:39PM
For parents, experiencing their kids leaving the nest can not only be a momentous event, but it can also be one sometimes tinged with a bit of sadness. After all, your little boy or little girl is all grown up now. However, looking at the bright side, this means you now have one or more rooms that can be turned from a kid’s bedroom into a space you can now enjoy.
- Apr 17, 2012 at 2:41PM
I hate the devil! I hate his lies. I hate sin. I hate guilt. I hate death. I hate fear. I hate shame. I even hate…hate.
- Apr 17, 2012 at 3:06PM
The White River Hornets scored big Friday to take Washington 11-1 at home.
- Apr 17, 2012 at 7:00PM
Ginger Passarelli-Senecal, affectionately known simply as “Mama,” is one of two recipients for the 2012 Frank Kampsen Community Spirit Award for her work with The Soup Ladies.
- Apr 18, 2012 at 3:55PM
While stress is a problem many feel stems from work, those without work-related stress can still be overwhelmed.
- Apr 20, 2012 at 6:12PM
Well, class, it's time for a little anthropology, a subject that's always been close to my heart.
- Apr 21, 2012 at 11:03AM
Malibu Rum upped his lifetime record to 4-for-8 Friday with a convincing 3-½-length victory over Buddy Dave in the featured Johnsonville Purse for older 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.
- Apr 21, 2012 at 6:28PM
E.B. White, one of my favorite writers, used to say, “Simplify, simplify, simplify,” but that doesn’t mean that writing has to be simple, which is a different matter. Here’s a fine poem by Laurel Blossom of South Carolina that’s been simplified into a pure, clean beauty.
- Apr 21, 2012 at 7:17PM
The aptly named Class Included returned in fine style Saturday with a one-length victory over stable mate Sweet Nellie Brown in the $21,500 Dreyer’s Purse for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
- Apr 21, 2012 at 7:24PM
A resolution authorizing the purchase of excess marine liability coverage for the purpose of providing insurance for the King County Ferry District, and authorizing the chair of the Board of Supervisors to take actions necessary to accomplish the purchase of insurance (Resolution No. FD2012-04).
- Apr 21, 2012 at 7:00PM updated Apr 24, 2012 at 12:52PM
Recently, the EPA proposed new air quality regulations for power plants that activists say will finally kill King Coal.
State Democrats and Libertarians ask U.S. Supreme Court to decide on Top 2 Primary challenge | David Ammons
- Apr 21, 2012 at 8:06PM
Washington Democrats and Libertarians are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear yet another challenge of the state’s popular Top 2 Primary. Various appeals have been underway since voters approved the system by a landslide eight years ago.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 2:32PM
Have you ever thought about how much energy goes into the seemingly simple act of grocery shopping? Each degree of grocery shopping is an entity in itself and deserves admiration and respect from the family who benefits.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 4:00PM updated at 8:55PM
King County Library system finance and Board of Trustees meetings are April 24.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 4:39PM
Going totally vegan is becoming increasingly popular among health-conscious adults and many encourage their children to follow suit. But some parents are unsure whether diet restrictions they find healthful for themselves are also a good choice for their kids.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 6:00PM updated at 9:00PM
The two State House representatives from the 31st District, Chris Hurst, D-Greenwater and Cathy Dahlquist, R-Enumclaw, have scheduled four events around the district. The meetings are title "Community Connections with your state representatives."
- Apr 22, 2012 at 6:49PM
Each year in the United States, electrical faults are responsible for starting more than 28,000 home fires, killing and injuring hundreds of people, and causing over $700 million in property damage.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 6:54PM
Washington employers added an estimated 3,300 jobs in March, marking 15 straight months of job growth, according to the Employment Security Department.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 7:11PM
Friday the 13th was nothing but good luck for Bonney Lake High School's baseball team. On April 13, Bonney Lake scrubbed Lakes High 9-0, then repeated the feat on the Lancers home turf April 16. The Enumclaw Hornets were scrubbed next on April 17, with the Panthers taking them down 9-5.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 7:14PM
A Pacific Northwest tradition returns next month to King County's Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park: The 10th-annual SCOTT Cougar Mountain Trail Running Series.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 7:51PM
Enumclaw man, 21, dies is early-morning crash; two others hospitalized.
- Apr 22, 2012 at 7:54PM
Hollywood Harbor put on a torrid display of speed Sunday at Emerald Downs. The 5-year-old Washington-bred son of Harbor the Gold set a world record time of 1:00.87 for 5-½ furlongs, and scored a three-length victory over Aaron the Baron in the $21,625 allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up.
- Apr 23, 2012 at 3:04PM
Many of you know that I served as the president of the Enumclaw School Board before running for state office. Education is my passion. I have children in the public school system and know that while our school district is successful, there are areas in our state where school districts are leaving children behind. Every child deserves the opportunity to have a first-class education.