Letters to the Editor

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

Proposed health care not good pick

This letter is in response to Robert Duchaine’s letter, which was a response to Anne Marie Semke’s letter. Anne Marie wrote about her experiences with… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2009

Community supports former Buckley chief

My wife and I want to express our thanks to the wonderful community of Buckley, especially the firefighters and their families, for the tremendous outpouring… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2009

Is Canada a better place to stay alive?

Anne-Marie Semke has offered us her opinion on the virtues of the American health care system versus her experience in Canada. Through a series of… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2009

Intelligent debate crucial to democracy

On a recent visit to the Enumclaw Post Office, I noticed a table manned by two young men that had pictures of President Obama with… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2009

Why have basic questions not been asked?

Thanks to the excellent Courier-Herald articles recently written by Brenda Sexton and Dennis Box, we now know that our Enumclaw School District superintendent has been… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2009

Reader offers civil opinion on religion

Someone has said, “Opinions are like toilets – everyone has at least one.”Daniel Nash (“Different views are better voiced civilly,” Our Corner, Courier-Herald Nov. 4)… Continue reading

Thank you for addressing discrimination

When I picked up The Courier-Herald this week, the last thing I expected to see on the cover was a GBLT article.I’m a student at… Continue reading

Wise has done good job for eight years

We would like to thank Mayor John Wise and his election committee for running an honest, upstanding mayoral campaign.

  • Nov 9, 2009

Trying to keep a civil tone to talk of religion

Someone has said, “Opinions are like toilets – everyone has at least one.” The following is a response to the column by Daniel Nash (“Different views are better voiced civilly,” published in the Nov. 4 edition of The Courier-Herald.

  • Nov 9, 2009

Richardson is thankful for support

Candidates don’t often have nice things to say after losing such close elections, but I do. Some of my friends and volunteers have asked me… Continue reading

Full coverage doesn’t mean quality care

As a Canadian immigrant to Enumclaw I want to inform your readers about the realities of socialized medicine in the province of British Columbia (health care plans are run by the provinces, not the federal government).

  • Nov 9, 2009

Hoping voters gave a change in direction

Some letters concerning the recent mayoral debate huffily decried perceived lack of respect shown by the opponent to the current mayor. Presumably the opponent should… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2009