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Mayor takes it too far, won’t let Black Diamond council members speak | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 1:30PM

Council member (Pat) Pepper asked "for the floor" to speak at the beginning and after each agenda item. The mayor (Carol Benson) obviously refused to call on her. The mayor may "preside" over the meeting, but she is not supposed to keep a council member from speaking. But she did. In contrast, the mayor's friend Council member (Janie) Edelman was able to talk at length.


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Selfish to think Black Diamond can stay small amid general city growth | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 12:12PM

OK, which other small town in King County would you make all the people move to as the population grows? Don't you think they feel the same way? Of course they do.

Black Diamond council obstructive, and residents are paying the price | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 10:23AM

Editor's note: John Scearcy is the principal officer at Teamsters Local 117. Teamsters Local 117 represents a group of 11 professional staff at the city of Black Diamond.

Gated communities in Enumclaw raises concerns and thwarts goals | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 2:30PM

The Enumclaw Planning Commission will soon make a recommendation to the City Council that they adopt some proposed changes to the Enumclaw Comprehensive Plan. They have put a lot of thought and effort into this document, and are to be complimented for taking on the difficult task of integrating the wishes of a community having diverse viewpoints with Washington's Growth Management Act.

Chris Hurst thanks community and clarifies his wife is not retiring

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 12:00PM

I really appreciate the kind messages I have received from folks after the Courier-Herald story announcing my decision not to run this year for re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. It has been my honor to serve you in Olympia.

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