Opinion

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!

Kim Schrier, fight for Alzeimer’s research and care

There are more than 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in our state alone.

  • Dec 20, 2018

America’s endless trap: matching ideals with reality

We haven’t always lived up to our country’s founding concepts.

They’re laughing their way to the bank

This year I will pay forced tribute of over a $1,000 to the Regional Transit Authority for the “privilege” of driving in Washington.

  • Dec 18, 2018

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

Holiday season romance

It’s only 11 days ‘til Christmas!

Our current ‘Gilded Age’ benefits only the super wealthy

More than ever, the wealth gap separates our country.

I’ll never think about trains the same way again

“At birth, we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side.”

  • Dec 12, 2018

Is Inslee prepping for a presidential run?

He may be a long shot, but so were several of our previous presidents.

Living life deliberately | SoHaPP

Bonney Lake resident Sue Z. Hart will be doing some laughter therapy Dec. 8th at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Enumclaw library.

  • Dec 7, 2018

The future simply borrows from the past

People can examine the same point in history and come up with completely different interpretations.

  • Dec 6, 2018

Rambling through the scriptures

I’m spiritual, not religious, but I try to read the Bible anyway.

Time running out for Bonney Lake history?

As a volunteer non-profit, it’s hard to keep the ball rolling.

  • Dec 4, 2018

State revenue is unprecedented, but it’s still not enough

Bargaining agreements, mental health services, homelessness programs and the fight against opioid addiction take a lot of money to fund.

Congrats, Superintendent Nelson

You and the Enumclaw School District Board of Directors deserve the honors you received.

  • Nov 29, 2018

What would you give up for world peace?

I asked my students if they’d give up their phones for world peace. Only a few said they would.

Arts Alive! not affected by City Council budget

People have confused the non-profit with the city art department.

  • Nov 23, 2018

‘Logical fallacies’ help each of us defend our arguments

Everyone uses these strategies to some extent.

Thank you for all the support

We are thankful to live in such a loving community.

  • Nov 21, 2018