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I am compelled to respond to George Terhaar’s recent letter to the editor “Character, not skin color, leads to success” (Sept. 6, 2017).
Jay Inslee has been back on the road this week with his “Ain’t Got No Capital Budget Blues” Tour.
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.
Before we even get into this, I need to say that I loathe the term “alt-right.”
I find the statement and the people uttering “white privilege” tiresome.
A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” may be getting ready to hitch up his spurs for another campaign.
As a former Planning Commissioner for Black Diamond I believe in following the rules. But unfortunately our current Mayor does not.
How easy is it for you to make a decision? What if you’re the president of the United States? Do you think, with all the authority invested in that office, deciding what to do would be a snap? Wrong.
It’s an amalgamation of talk, tattling and at times tawdry titters, all under the headline of truth sleuthing.
I still have not heard a reason why it’s so important to have a recreational marijuana store in Bonney Lake.
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.
A history professor once commented that rarely do the defeated erect statues to their defeats. On a personal level, do you display mementos of your failures — of your divorce, or bankruptcy, or dropping out of high school or college, or the time you got arrested when you were a teen?
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.
Our freedom to speak and exchange ideas, especially unpopular ideas, is the most important right we hold as Americans. It is the first right because our founders knew that without it no other rights were possible.
As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying to follow the unhealth care machinations in the U.S. Senate. It is the best situation comedy available on the hundreds of channels that entertain us with sunbathing fish and bugs in bathing suits.
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.
Have you ever done something only to find that your actions caused you unforeseen and unexpected grief? We humans are decision-making creatures. Welcome to the Law of Unintended Consequences. We all have experienced it. The military and our media have named the effect “collateral damage.”
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.
Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax on bottled water last week.
Trump’s actions and tweets and comments have served to highlight the role of separation of powers and checks and balances put in place in the Constitution back in 1787. Trump’s presidency has been real-time education in government for the American public.
In my opinion Ed Hanrahan will make an excellent Black Diamond City Council member and deserves your vote.
The state’s new law
Have you wondered why Republicans, who fought Obamacare for seven years, are having trouble repealing and replacing Obamacare?
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.
“There won’t be any Social Security by the time I retire!” These were the words of my 38-year-old daughter.
From the forests of majestic Mount Rainier the spectacular Olympics and to the slopes of the North Cascades, our national parks are unique pieces of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage, set aside for visitors now and in the future to explore.
Black Diamond residents, we are once again in the local election season and I’m writing to urge you to join me in voting for Erin Rose Stout for Black Diamond City Council, Position 4, in the primary election (Election Day deadline, Aug. 1).
I have always been interested in languages. Since my first Spanish class…
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On Sunday, July 23, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties…
Many of you have been reading things online, in the news and…
Zeitgeist is the German word for the spirit of the times. There…
How did John Roberts, chief justice of the United States, avoid appearing partisan in the Supreme Court’s recent immigration ban decision?
I am writing to proudly advocate for the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, now moving through the U.S. Senate as S. 1028.
I still haven’t wrapped my fingers around the golden answer, but I have learned this — there is a fine line between choosing what benefits you right now and what benefits the community in the long run
Enumclaw High School would like to thank the following sponsors who generously contributed to 2017 local scholarships. Thank you for assisting our seniors in reaching their post-high school goals.
Any day now, Washington state lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s Cube.
During my training as the political action person for the Sumner Education Association, we were told teachers make lousy legislators because they try to be “fair.” Being a state legislator is not about fairness to all, the Washington Education Association speaker said. It’s helping your special interest group and putting them above all other groups in the state.
We humans often find it difficult to face reality. Many of us have created adaptive ways to avoid what is uncomfortable. Eventually, the power of reality pushes through our ignorance and our unwillingness/inability to see things as they really are.
It seemed like winter was longer‐than‐usual this year, but it’s behind us now. And with the change of seasons—and warmer days — it’s almost time for summer reading.
I had foolishly used my band saw to cut through a plastic bottle of rhino glue to get at what still was liquid and usable. Doing this knocked the continuous metal band of saw teeth off their three pulleys. When I repeatedly tried to fix it, the steel band saw blade kept coming off.
Thank you to all for making this luncheon a success.
Washington voters amended the state constitution in 1979 in hopes of bringing discipline to a legislating process run amok.
The week of May 15-19 was the filing time and in Enumclaw, all city government positions had at least two candidates running, a very unusual occurrence.
I am the teacher librarian at Sunrise Elementary and I wanted to…
In one month I’ll be moving to Japan and it honestly can’t get here fast enough. Not because I want a change of scene or because I get a cool job right out of college or because I want to hurry up and get my student loans paid off (these are all true) but because I’m just sick of the waiting. Tom Petty was right. It’s the hardest part. This is torture.
I’m pleased to announce a challenge match of $30,000 available this June to support our state’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising.