Opinion

Transparency in government helps lobbyists

Even the most basic tenets of our government can be turned to aid those with deep pockets.

 

New voting system parks primary election concerns

Is VoteWA ready for its debut, live and untested?

 

Elfers continues to condescend

Every week, it’s the same message — “I hate Trump.”

  • Jul 15, 2019

 

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

Honestly, there’s no problem defining ‘morality’

A friend challenged me about not defining morality and compassion in a recent column. I wrote about the lack of morality of the modern Republican… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2019

A longtime awareness of standing on shaky ground

Anyone who has lived in the Puget Sound region for 20 years or more has experienced at least one substantial earthquake and possibly three or four.

Thank you for your kindness

It will not be forgotten.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Independence and Imperialism

America is still an imperialistic empire. That’s antithetical to the country’s values.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Elk on the Trail update

A big thank you to the entire community for your support.

  • Jul 2, 2019

A simple rule for a better life: just tell the truth

Don’t make life more difficult than it already is.

Thank you for your support

Thanks to all who supported us in these tough times.

  • Jun 28, 2019

There are many alternatives to abortion

Most women who get an abortion say they can’t afford a child, but adoption is always an option.

  • Jun 27, 2019

To our detriment, nation lacks positive role models

No compassion, no morals: who do we have left to look up to?

Conspicuous Environmentalist, a poem

Refuse, Reuse, and Recycle please.

  • Jun 25, 2019

No more potholes at Community Center

Now our seniors and their walkers glide across the parking lot with ease.

Protecting ourselves against the tyranny of our own thinking

It can be hard to recognize our own hypocrisies.

Our national flag is being disrespected

Don’t misuse our flag to support other organizations or causes.

  • Jun 20, 2019

The curse of the smart phones

Would millennials really give up sex for their devices?

Canada caught between two giants

Sometimes, taking the middle road is the worst option.

Make developers pay for growth

The city of Black Diamond is running out of time.

  • Jun 13, 2019