Finding a solution to fixing roads | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00AM

Finding the solution to fixing city streets is a bumpy journey for members of the Enumclaw City Council. The problem is bringing the streets up to standard costs $3.8 million, according to the city administration report at the Transportation Benefit District meeting April 13. That’s a lot of money. It will have to come from some form of tax increase.


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The axle holding up the world | Jennifer Anderson

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 10:00AM

For many years, as far as I was concerned, the world revolved around my grandparents’ farmhouse kitchen. Even though it had been 10 years since they’ve moved, I recently wondered how the earth didn’t completely fall of its axle, implode and un-Big Bang without the hubbub of that kitchen.

Smart or dumb? | Editorial cartoon

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 10:00AM

Is the "Smarter Balanced" a smart test or a dumb test?

Political extremes feed on frustration | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 9:00AM

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.

Students find success in updated facilities | Cathy Dalhquist

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

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.

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