Opinion

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Change doesn’t come easy

My children were teased terribly at Enumclaw schools.

  • Jul 28, 2021

 

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Columnists highlight how racism survives today

Some old, bad habits die hard

  • Jul 27, 2021

 

Rich Elfers

The Threat Reflex | In Focus |

How do nations balance personal freedoms with public safety during major crises?

 

Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, “All Things Mount Rainier”

More Ways to Explore Mount Rainier National Park | All Things Mount Rainier |

There are many, many ways to enjoy the mountain. Here are a few.

Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, “All Things Mount Rainier”
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

U.S. Supreme Court: One right, one wrong | Roegner

Here’s a tale of two United States Supreme Court decisions — one right and one wrong. Despite two clear examples of discrimination, the court ruled… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Enumclaw needs Reagan Dunn as our King County Council member

Enumclaw’s mayor, entire city council endorses Dunn for council position

  • Jul 22, 2021
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

On Critical Race Theory | In Focus |

We must confront racism to remove it from our nation

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Why wouldn’t you vaccinate to save loved ones?

Benefits include removing masks, hugging family, going out for dinner and having a drink at the bar.

  • Jul 21, 2021
Julie Reece-Demarco, “Finding Kind”

Making Enumclaw welcoming for everyone | Finding Kind |

Seeing unkind behavior in my own community hits particularly close to home.

Julie Reece-Demarco, “Finding Kind”
Photo provided by Neal & Nicolette Sanders.

Cheers to the Enumclaw Fire Department

EFD captain made our kids’ day

  • Jul 20, 2021
Photo provided by Neal & Nicolette Sanders.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Silver lining from Washington’s brutal heat wave | Brunell

How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live and work in the Pacific Northwest. We are reaping… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Why wouldn’t you vaccinate to save loved ones? | Roegner

Many Americans continue to be hesitant to get the COVID vaccine, even though President Joe Biden has been given high approval ratings for his handling… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Cannon is wrong again – just sayin’

People can’t agree on what CRT even is, let alone how to teach it

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Conspiracy theories | In Focus |

We’re all vulnerable to magical thinking

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"

Some final thoughts | Few Minute Finance |

Take responsibility, don’t stop learning, and remember: The goal is not worrying about the money

Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"
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Veterans wanted August 7th at Purple Heart City dedication

Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. to dedicate the city of Enumclaw a Purple Heart city.

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"

Living creates hope where none was before | The Thing About Hope

Thank you for joining me on my column-writing journey

Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"
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Letter writer’s thoughts on Sagan are spot-on

I hope the recent undermining of democracy in this country can be reversed

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Cities can help solve the homelessness challenge | Roegner

Each one of the cities outside Seattle faces the same problems Seattle has faced when it comes to homelessness because homelessness does not recognize city… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Congressional races should include some interesting twists | Roegner |

The fall election season will bring interesting races, but the main events will come next year

  • Jul 9, 2021