Opinion

Sanctuary laws led to an officer’s death

Corporal Ronil Singh would be alive today if it weren’t for California’s “sanctuary city” laws.

  • Jan 21, 2019

Recognizing propaganda techniques makes them less effective

The Bandwagon, card stacking, “plain folks” image, and name calling are all effective propaganda techniques.

What could go wrong with open borders?

Might as well open your home, too.

  • Jan 16, 2019

Exploring the marvel of YouTube

It’s quite the phenomenon, but the big screen is still where it’s at.

Consider what you’re putting in your body

We’ve been sold three big lies by sugar and opioid companies.

Ode to Donald

You’ve got spiders in your soul.

  • Jan 10, 2019

Don’t give pet bunnies for Easter

I found my pet bunny nearly a year ago, abandoned at Allan Yorke Park. She passed on recently, but I feel strongly about making sure people know exactly what having a pet rabbit means.

Elfers, don’t put words into my mouth

I may support our president, but that doesn’t mean you can assume my thoughts.

  • Jan 8, 2019

An old tax idea is being resurrected

With Democrats in charge, it may pass this time around.

Thank you for paying our bill, stranger

It was quite the holiday surprise!

  • Jan 7, 2019

Unlikely New Year predictions

I’ve never been good ad predicting the future, but that doesn’t stop me.

Border security means enforcing 1986 Reform and Control Act, not building a wall

Democrats understand that building the border wall is too expensive, too inefficient, and will require owners of their property to give up their private land for public use.

A thankful poem

A sincere thanks to everyone who made the holidays great for our seniors.

  • Jan 3, 2019

New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

A state Democrat is looking at installing a 10-year, $10 billion transportation package financed primarily with a carbon fee and a gas-tax increase.

Time to pop the champagne

Recalling my childhood and adolescent celebrations.

Keeping Enumclaw history alive

The Enumclaw History Museum wants to make a few changes, but we’d like the public’s help.

Hoping for middle ground on immigration issue

The wall is too expensive, but border security is an issue to be addressed.

Thank you for supporting your local library

We hope to see you at our upcoming annual book sale too!

  • Dec 28, 2018

Optimism is the word for 2019

Sen. Phil Fortunato writes about revenue flowing into state coffers, and how its time to give taxpayers a break.

  • Dec 27, 2018

A poem for the season

Here’s to happy holidays, no matter what or how you celebrate!