Letters to the Editor

Study levy rates, vote with wallet

Check your voters pamphlet on the (Enumclaw) school levy and note that from 2011 to 2014 there is an increase of $1,150,612 which equates to… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2010

District has earned trust, needs support

The Enumclaw School District’s replacement levy request is clearly a necessity and makes up about a quarter of the day-to-day operations of the district. This… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2010

Urges support for passage of school levy

We want to express our total support of the four-year replacement maintenance and operation levy for the Enumclaw School District on Feb. 9, 2010.Providing quality… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2010

Court ruling gives elections to highest bid

In a stunning setback to republican democracy, the Supreme Court last week essentially placed a “for sale” sign on the American electoral system.The 5-4 majority… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2010

Black Diamond library needs voter support

As friends and patrons of the Black Diamond Library, we had to wait for more than a decade for a new library to be built… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2010

School levy needs a ‘yes’ vote more than ever

My wife April and I moved to Sumner in 1994. Since that time, the fine residents of Sumner and Bonney Lake have always voted “yes”… Continue reading

Democracy may be up for sale

In a stunning setback to republican democracy, the Supreme Court last week essentially placed a “for sale” sign on the American electoral system.The 5-4 majority… Continue reading

Voters have chance to keep schools strong

Do the Enumclaw and Black Diamond communities served by the Enumclaw School District value educating our children for the future? We certainly think so. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2010

Thanks for the work John Doan did in Sumner

It’s with mixed emotions that I hear that John Doan is leaving Sumner.I remember many years ago, early 1990s, being introduced to John at some… Continue reading

Please take care of your precious pets

I’ve mentioned to a few people that I’ve been feeding a stray kitty outside for about two months. We had decided to name him Chuck.… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2010

Letter was just parody, go climb a peak

In response to Ron Weigelt’s letter concerning winter mountain climbing, I hope he realizes that my letter was a tongue-in-cheek parody of a previously published… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2010

Reader upset by partisan talk at town meeting

I appreciated the reporting of the so-called “town meeting” recently conducted in Bonney Lake by state Sen. Pam Roach. I was also disturbed by it.For… Continue reading

Consider the ramifications of health care plan

Re: Chaz Holmes’ “Time for a checkupt on health reform” (Courier-Herald, Dec. 30).

  • Jan 11, 2010

Reader gives a second opinion on health care

Re: Chaz Holmes’ “Time for a checkupt on health reform” (Courier-Herald, Dec. 30).

Get up and get involved in government

Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, and Ben Nelson, Democrat senator from Nebraska, successfully extorted money from government official, Democrat Harry Reed.Harry Reed paid… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2010

New health system hard to swallow

In response to Mr. Chaz Holmes’ column “Time for a checkup on health reform” on Dec. 30: This is a perfect example of what is… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2010