Opinion

We must support the Pierce County Library System

Our libraries have done all they can to cut costs. It’s our turn to support them.

  • Oct 24, 2018

Despite booming state economy, expect higher taxes

The “Rainy Day” fund and the McCleary decision is expected to take most of the state revenue.

Enumclaw development: a poem

Little boxes, little boxes / And they all look just the same.

  • Oct 23, 2018

If you don’t vote, don’t complain about government

Regardless of party affiliation, it is easy to take sides and complain about how things are being done in local and national government

  • Oct 19, 2018

Keeping the Supreme Court above partisan politics

“A partisan reputation… is going to cause very serious harm to the status and integrity of the decisions of this court in the eyes of the country.”

False rape allegations are not the problem to address

Approximately a 33 percent of women have survived an attempted or completed rape — that’s the issue at hand.

Elfers falling for Democrats’ propaganda

He said the Democrats played the political game “much more deftly” than the Republicans. Nonsense.

  • Oct 17, 2018

Urge Enumclaw Council to support arts funding

There will be public budget workshops to make your comments at on Oct. 22 and 29.

  • Oct 16, 2018

Democrats’ political power play hurt us all

From day one and without waiting to hear any evidence, the Democrats stated that Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth and her accusations against Judge Kavanaugh were credible.

  • Oct 12, 2018

Remembering my old friend Duffy

We first met in the mid ‘70s in Seattle’s Blue Moon Tavern, which probably accounts for my lapse of memory.

It’s a jungle out there

Justice Kavanaugh’s hearing before his confirmation was suited more for the zoo than Congress.

  • Oct 11, 2018

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

A special commission will soon decide salaries for state officeholders, including the governor.

Support for arts should not be eliminated from Enumclaw’s budget

Art is my life - both visual arts and other genres.

  • Oct 10, 2018

Kavanaugh hearings and the general election

Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.

Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi

It’s simply not true that Dino Rossi was responsible for denying health care coverage for tens of thousands of kids.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Double standard? Maybe, but Democrats started it.

The political double standard is being played out today with the Judge Kavanaugh hearings.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Every election uses political warfare tactics

Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.

I was assaulted by a ‘good man,’ and my community didn’t believe me

How do I process and file away the goodness I saw and experienced before the incident? Do we throw out the baby with the bathwater?

  • Oct 3, 2018

Wally, don’t contribute to gun misinformation

You should have seen a gun expert before writing your column.

  • Oct 2, 2018

“Aliens” are not the issue — bad attitudes toward outsiders are

Most of us “aliens” are like me — raised in Enumclaw, then moved to the city to gain job opportunities and work experience, with hopes to one day return.

  • Sep 28, 2018