Opinion

Never stop the fight against bullying

Many of you have been reading things online, in the news and on Facebook about an alleged yearbook bullying incident at Glacier Middle School during… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

As a nation, we live in a time of distraction

Zeitgeist is the German word for the spirit of the times. There is usually at least one zeitgeist found in every age. It is the… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2017

Roberts was brilliant with travel ban

How did John Roberts, chief justice of the United States, avoid appearing partisan in the Supreme Court’s recent immigration ban decision?

Proud to lend support to federal Caregivers Act

I am writing to proudly advocate for the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, now moving through the U.S. Senate as S. 1028.

  • Jul 6, 2017

Strong cities need people who care

I still haven’t wrapped my fingers around the golden answer, but I have learned this — there is a fine line between choosing what benefits you right now and what benefits the community in the long run

  • Jul 5, 2017

Thank you, scholarship funders

Enumclaw High School would like to thank the following sponsors who generously contributed to 2017 local scholarships. Thank you for assisting our seniors in reaching their post-high school goals.

  • Jul 3, 2017

Legislators still twisting, turning

Any day now, Washington state lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s Cube.

Presenting a third way of thinking

During my training as the political action person for the Sumner Education Association, we were told teachers make lousy legislators because they try to be “fair.” Being a state legislator is not about fairness to all, the Washington Education Association speaker said. It’s helping your special interest group and putting them above all other groups in the state.

Focusing on the many ties that bind us

We humans often find it difficult to face reality. Many of us have created adaptive ways to avoid what is uncomfortable. Eventually, the power of reality pushes through our ignorance and our unwillingness/inability to see things as they really are.

Summer reading: Relax, learn and have fun

It seemed like winter was longer‐than‐usual this year, but it’s behind us now. And with the change of seasons—and warmer days — it’s almost time for summer reading.

  • Jun 21, 2017

Solutions can be hidden in plain sight

I had foolishly used my band saw to cut through a plastic bottle of rhino glue to get at what still was liquid and usable. Doing this knocked the continuous metal band of saw teeth off their three pulleys. When I repeatedly tried to fix it, the steel band saw blade kept coming off.

Thank you, attenders of Seattle Children’s Enumclaw Guild luncheon

Thank you to all for making this luncheon a success.

  • Jun 15, 2017

Discipline lacking in the legislature

Washington voters amended the state constitution in 1979 in hopes of bringing discipline to a legislating process run amok.

  • Jun 14, 2017

If you run for office, your thinking changes

The week of May 15-19 was the filing time and in Enumclaw, all city government positions had at least two candidates running, a very unusual occurrence.

Thank you, Enumclaw Schools Foundation

I am the teacher librarian at Sunrise Elementary and I wanted to send a huge thank you to the Enumclaw Schools Foundation for making our… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

The waiting is the hardest part

In one month I’ll be moving to Japan and it honestly can’t get here fast enough. Not because I want a change of scene or because I get a cool job right out of college or because I want to hurry up and get my student loans paid off (these are all true) but because I’m just sick of the waiting. Tom Petty was right. It’s the hardest part. This is torture.

ALZ Participants Match Challenge

I’m pleased to announce a challenge match of $30,000 available this June to support our state’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising.

  • Jun 7, 2017

Trump may spur greater democracy

According to a Dec. 19, 2011, article in the “Daily Mail.com,” scientific research has proved Nietzsche right, at least in part. Small amounts of stress do make a person stronger and better able to cope with the difficulties of life. Too much stress, and too little, have the same effect: difficulty coping.

  • Jun 1, 2017

Again, talks turn to closing the state government

At the direction of Gov. Jay Inslee, agency leaders are updating their contingency plans for furloughing workers, suspending contracts and locking up if a new state budget is not in place when the fiscal year begins July 1.

  • May 31, 2017

Carried along the rough waters of Trump

James Comey, recently-fired FBI Director, gained his reputation for integrity when he was Assistant Attorney General during the George W. Bush administration.