Ray Miller-Still

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges. Image courtesy of Amazon Books.

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges. Image courtesy of Amazon Books.
'War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."

'War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Panther Brock Frame crossed the finish line inches ahead of an Auburn Mountainview opponent last year.

Bonney Lake excited for new league; Panthers aiming for regular and postseason runs

Bonney Lake High School is competing in a brand new sports league, and all of the fall Panther teams are looking forward to starting strong and rising to the top.

Panther Brock Frame crossed the finish line inches ahead of an Auburn Mountainview opponent last year.
Top: Council members Brian Weber

Most Black Diamond City Council business tabled; attorney, staff warn of potential consequences

It was business as usual at the last Black Diamond City Council meeting, with the majority of the meeting's agenda items being tabled indefinitely by the majority of the council.

Top: Council members Brian Weber
Anna Harris worked 50 hours a week at the Pie Goddess

Pie lovers help send Enumclaw local to college

You've probably seen Anna Harris around Enumclaw, even if you didn't know her.

Anna Harris worked 50 hours a week at the Pie Goddess

Bonney Lake plans annexation of properties Kelley Creek Vista and Delany property

The city of Bonney Lake is looking to get a little bigger by proposing an annexation agreement to the Pierce County Council this fall.

Bonney Lake plans to annex the Kelly Creek Vista neighborhood

Bonney Lake council looks to annex Kelley Creek Vista, highway property

The city of Bonney Lake is looking to get a little bigger by proposing an annexation agreement to the Pierce County Council this fall. The two areas the city would like to incorporate are the Kelley Creek Vista neighborhood and Delany property, both of which are currently considered a part of unincorporated Pierce County.

Bonney Lake plans to annex the Kelly Creek Vista neighborhood
Bonney Lake's first game last year was against Bellarmine Prep

Panthers launching new season with high hopes | 2016 Football Previews

Bonney Lake High School students are still preparing for their first day of school, but the Panthers football team has been hard at work since mid-August training to compete in an all-new league.

Bonney Lake's first game last year was against Bellarmine Prep
Bonney Lake's impact fee deferral program

Bonney Lake Council votes down state-mandated impact fee program

The Bonney Lake City Council has voted down an impact fee deferral program that was mandated by the state for the city to enact.

Bonney Lake's impact fee deferral program
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

The Black Diamond City Council flirted with new elementary school delays, the Wilkeson Eagles are getting a new Auxiliary chapter, Green River College appointed a new interim president and the Courier-Herald reviews "The Lovely Bones." Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest issue of your Weekend Briefing.

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

The Black Diamond City Council flirted with new elementary school delays, the Wilkeson Eagles are getting a new Auxiliary chapter, Green River College appointed a new interim president and the Courier-Herald reviews "The Lovely Bones." Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest issue of your Weekend Briefing.

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

Toxic algae in Lake Tapps, senior center transportation services, rescued dogs from a Lake Tapps fire and "The Lovely Bones" book review. Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
The Tacoma-Pierce County is recommending people not swim in any parts of Lake Tapps due to a toxic algae bloom.

Lake Tapps update: toxic algae remains, but not releasing toxins into water

As part of its ongoing surface water monitoring efforts, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department staff checked seven locations around Lake Tapps on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The Tacoma-Pierce County is recommending people not swim in any parts of Lake Tapps due to a toxic algae bloom.

New Wilkeson Auxiliary to be chartered Sunday

The city of Wilkeson's Federation of Eagles is expanding at the end of this month to include a new, all-womens Auxiliary.

The Senior Center uses its bus to take seniors on trips

Council questions Senior Center transportation services; center readies for 25th anniversary with remodel plans

The director the Bonney Lake Senior Center, Sue Hilberg, made a trip to the most recent City Council workshop to provide information about an issue that's been brought up in council a few times over the last several months.

The Senior Center uses its bus to take seniors on trips
Councilwoman Pat Pepper walks past about a dozen residents expressing their frustration with the Black Diamond City Council

Black Diamond Council narrowly avoids elementary school building delays

The Black Diamond City Council's approval of a traffic mitigation agreement resolution with the Enumclaw School District was one of the messier and more confusing matters the city has faced this year.

Councilwoman Pat Pepper walks past about a dozen residents expressing their frustration with the Black Diamond City Council
Blue-green algae

Toxic algae found in Lake Tapps; Health department cautions swimmers, but waters clear of toxins

Lake Tapps isn't closed, but the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is cautioning people that swimming, wading or fishing in the lake could be unsafe due to reports of toxic algae.

Blue-green algae
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

A swimming caution in Lake Tapps, a county-wide burn ban, Bonney Lake Days and horse races - check out the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing to see what you may have missed this past week!

Your Weekend Briefing.