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Before we even get into this, I need to say that I loathe the term “alt-right.”
I find the statement and the people uttering “white privilege” tiresome.
A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” may be getting ready to hitch up his spurs for another campaign.
As a former Planning Commissioner for Black Diamond I believe in following the rules. But unfortunately our current Mayor does not.
How easy is it for you to make a decision? What if you’re the president of the United States? Do you think, with all the authority invested in that office, deciding what to do would be a snap? Wrong.
It’s an amalgamation of talk, tattling and at times tawdry titters, all under the headline of truth sleuthing.
I still have not heard a reason why it’s so important to have a recreational marijuana store in Bonney Lake.
The events that transpired during the weekend of Aug. 12-13 in Charlottesville, NC should serve as a wake up call and a call to action for us all.
A history professor once commented that rarely do the defeated erect statues to their defeats. On a personal level, do you display mementos of your failures — of your divorce, or bankruptcy, or dropping out of high school or college, or the time you got arrested when you were a teen?
I read the same information twice in the newspaper so I assumed that just like the internet, it must be true. Twice in print it said East Pierce Fire and Rescue needed $1.3 million more money to hire nine new firefighters.
Our freedom to speak and exchange ideas, especially unpopular ideas, is the most important right we hold as Americans. It is the first right because our founders knew that without it no other rights were possible.
As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying to follow the unhealth care machinations in the U.S. Senate. It is the best situation comedy available on the hundreds of channels that entertain us with sunbathing fish and bugs in bathing suits.
The subject of recreational marijuana sale is once again at the forefront of discussion, and is going to be on the ballot for citizens of Bonney Lake to choose this fall.
Have you ever done something only to find that your actions caused you unforeseen and unexpected grief? We humans are decision-making creatures. Welcome to the Law of Unintended Consequences. We all have experienced it. The military and our media have named the effect “collateral damage.”
One of the issues with any health care in the U.S. is the fact that many of us want “the best” of care without being willing to personally invest what is required to take care of our own health.
Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax on bottled water last week.
Trump’s actions and tweets and comments have served to highlight the role of separation of powers and checks and balances put in place in the Constitution back in 1787. Trump’s presidency has been real-time education in government for the American public.
In my opinion Ed Hanrahan will make an excellent Black Diamond City Council member and deserves your vote.
The state’s new law
Have you wondered why Republicans, who fought Obamacare for seven years, are having trouble repealing and replacing Obamacare?