Opinion

Molinaro an excellent candidate for Mayor

Following my two interviews with candidate Malinaro, I feel that we are fortunate to have a candidate who is well prepared to provide the leadership we need for a growing community.

  • Oct 31, 2017

The definition of insanity

It is totally clear that the incumbent mayor lacks any ability to bring people together and get things done. She is a failure as mayor, making Black Diamond a laughing stock with her out of control behavior and outbursts at Council meetings.

  • Oct 27, 2017

Baxley and Young should have showed up at public forum

On Tuesday, October 17th, was the Black Diamond Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum, where the Black Diamond candidates for Mayor and two City Council positions had the opportunity to talk with the citizens of Black Diamond, and to answer questions put to them by these citizens.

  • Oct 27, 2017

Issues to be addressed in Enumclaw elections

Who should I vote for in the Enumclaw City Council and mayoral races?

Enumclaw helped raise $3,500 for Special Olympics

The last couple of weekends the St. Barbara Knights of Columbus have been involved with our annual Tootsie Roll Program.

  • Oct 25, 2017

Court grapples with school funding

When the legal battle on education funding returned to the state Supreme Court Tuesday, the leader of Washington’s public school system was closely monitoring this installment of the McCleary drama from his office down the street.

Baxley is an important choice for Black Diamond mayor

Judy Baxley has been part of our local civics for years, and thank goodness because citizen involvement is critical to monitoring big developers.

  • Oct 24, 2017

Enumclaw chamber board supports Molinaro for mayor

In an election with significant consequences that will largely shape the future of our community, Enumclaw voters have a clear choice for mayor.

  • Oct 24, 2017

Challenger has no experience working in government

The newspaper’s three-part debate for the position of Black Diamond mayor has been eye opening.

  • Oct 19, 2017

Rotary fighting polio around the world | Guest Column

Enumclaw Rotary will mark a 30-year commitment toward the vision of a polio-free world this month. On Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., a delayed viewing of the fifth annual World Polio Day event will be held at the Chalet Theatre.

  • Oct 19, 2017

Representative or autocratic government in Black Diamond

I’ve heard conflicting opinions about Black Diamond City Council meetings. Lots of them. So I’ve checked out some of them myself. I called the best authorities and I read the law.

  • Oct 17, 2017

Survival of the planet in the hands of bullies

While the nation’s and the world’s attention was drawn to the senseless murders in Las Vegas of at least 59 and the wounding of 527 more last week, the Korean crisis continued to build, as both Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump trash talked each other.

Pink slips begin circling as lawmakers battle

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of a capital budget and water rights bill, are far less theoretical these days.

Molinaro supported in Enumclaw mayoral race

Our family enthusiastically supports Jan Molinaro as Enumclaw’s next mayor. His operations and fiscal management along with his leadership experience is superlative and would be greatly valued as a visionary leader of our community.

  • Oct 11, 2017

Rebellion is as American as apple pie

This was my response as I spoke with a woman who was bragging about how much of a rebel she was against the standards of society.

State lawmakers pressing ST3 for serious answers

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance last week to prosecute their argument in a court of public opinion.

To Vern, in memorium

I have known the late Vern Anderson and his wife, Eleanor, since we were in high school and would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to them.

  • Oct 4, 2017

Poor government strips wealth from its citizens

What makes good government? This is one of the questions I ask my international civics and government students each quarter as I teach about the U.S. Constitution.

Education leader will draw some cheers, some jeers

A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her boss’ accomplishments and inflame hearts of their political foes.

The fight for freedom and democracy

“Americans fought a revolution to preserve democracy, while South African blacks fought for freedom,” noted a medical doctor who now works for USAID in southern Africa.