Hate has no home on the Plateau
The events that transpired during the weekend of Aug. 12-13 in Charlottesville, Virginia, should serve as a wake up call and a call to action for us all.
For many months, I have felt the signs of racial tension moving into our community. I have witnessed a handful of vehicles, driven boldly on our roads, with the Confederate flag waving unapologetically off the back.
I have been sickened by headlines of hate crimes on the rise in cities and towns across our state and the nation. As a proud American, lifelong Washingtonian and a resident of Bonney Lake, I am appalled by the twisted ideology being spread by the alt-right — and by association, the sitting president.
I am here to denounce hate and bigotry in our community, and beyond — and I encourage my neighbors to do the same. Hate has no home in Bonney Lake and its surrounding communities.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.