Letters to the Editor

Health care not part of Constitution

Is the Democratic leadership’s threat to use reconciliation on health care reform a politically viable option or an idle threat?

  • Dec 27, 2009

Winter is no time to climb mountains

I don’t know where this letter is going – I’m so upset and angry it’s difficult to settle my thoughts down.Unfortunately, and I do mean… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2009

Early childhood education worth saving this year

Like many others I am a strong supporter and advocate of ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program). ECEAP has become a passion of mine… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2009

Letter from police officer was spot on

Officer Personius, thanks for a great letter and hitting the nail right on the head. Hopefully some of those folks who just can’t seem to… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2009


Arts Alive! held its annual dinner auction on November 7, 2009. It was a success because of the many people who donated, volunteered, planned, and… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2009

Gregoire, keep Rainier School open

Dear Gov. Gregoire:On Oct. 15, a draft report recommending the closure of several institutions under the jurisdiction of the Department of Social and Health Services… Continue reading

Thanks to all who donated this season

This is to thank all of the families, individuals, churches, businesses, clubs, schools, and organizations that have donated food or given money to us as… Continue reading

Buckley not cash strapped as stated

Something happened between the Administration and Finance meeting I attended and the final presentation to the Buckley City Council for approval.

  • Dec 19, 2009

Excluding Christ from Christmas is intolerant

This letter is in response to Mr. DuChateau’s article in The Courier-Herald dated December 15, 2009.

  • Dec 19, 2009

More gun laws will not make world safer

Editor’s note: the following is in response to a letter that appeared in the Dec. 16 edition of The Courier-Herald.

  • Dec 19, 2009

Once again opinion on guns proves valid

I don’t know where this letter is going – I’m so upset and angry it’s difficult to settle my thoughts down.

  • Dec 14, 2009

Lucky to live in supportive Black Diamond

On Saturday, Dec. 5, I attended Black Diamond Elementary School PTA’s outstanding craft bazaar. Vendors were packed in the gym selling everything from gorgeous purses,… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2009

Health care can improve with more access

Most of us have been following at least part of the “lively” debate on health reform. Now that Congress is moving into the final stretch… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2009

School district has history and tradition

This is in response to the question posed by Dick Hughes, “Why is the Black Diamond area still within the boundaries of the Enumclaw School… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2009

Voter turnout is the lowest in Pierce County

Pierce County had the lowest voter turnout at 42.96 percent of all Washington state counties.

Schools miss teaching kids sustainability

I am an Enumclaw High School graduate and my younger brother has just entered the district as a kindergartner at Sunrise Elementary. I recently volunteered… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2009

Hunting elk hitting too close to home

Many, if not most, of you have had the pleasure of viewing the elk herds that occasionally may be seen lazing, grazing and just trying… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2009

Fewer guns equals fewer gun problems

Unfortunately, and I do mean that, my point about guns keeps being made.We just lost a Seattle policeman, whose weapon did not “protect” him. At… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2009