Opinion

Make developers pay for growth

The city of Black Diamond is running out of time.

  • Jun 13, 2019

The slow creep of extremism

How did my childhood friend turn into a terrorist?

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Thank you for the rhodies

GE&B Nursery’s donation to the Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park was wonderful.

  • Jun 10, 2019

Are technological advancements helping or hurting?

The future of our democracy depends on the answer.

Head down to Headworks for some tasty beer

I’m grateful to see the brick building at the corner of Marshall and Railroad finally occupied again.

The story behind Drainage District 5

How the city of Enumclaw stumbled onto a possible conspiracy.

Inslee strikes hard with executive powers

Last week, the governor vetoed a single sentence repeated throughout a transportation budget.

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists

‘If I can do it, they can do it’

Abortion ‘attack’ is democracy in action

Advances in fetal research since 1973 have established the unique, extrinsic, biological humanity of preborns.

  • May 29, 2019

Walking down to the Cole Street Brewery

Not only are there suds, but games and furry friends as well.

Protecting school choice is important

Without being able to choose his school, my son would not have been a successful student.

  • May 23, 2019

New attacks on Roe v. Wade

Both sides on this issue have come to their positions for emotional reasons.

What’s going on with WA’s clean water rules

Washington has been trying to make the first significant update in its water quality standards since the 1990s.

A son’s love on Mother’s Day

A White River School District student wrote this for his mother.

  • May 20, 2019

Freedom of religion is precious; cannot be taken for granted

We are fortunate to have freedom of religion in the United States.

Nerds versus flies

It was a battle of attrition, but I’m not certain it wasn’t a pyrrhic victory.

Bring in businesses, not housing, to downtown

There are enough developments happening around the rest of the city.

  • May 15, 2019

A historic era ends, another begins

Frank Chopp is gone, and John Lovick is taking the reigns.

This columnist is a sugar junkie

I tried to go cold-turkey — boy, did that not work.