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On behalf of the committee for Relay For Life of Sumner/Bonney Lake, I would like to thank all those who participated in “Paint the Town Purple” on June 23. Thanks are extended to all those who helped to organize the event, the team members who participated in fundraising on the streets, and those who donated for the cause. Teams took to the streets in both Sumner and Bonney Lake in morning and afternoon shifts to solicit donations. An estimate of over $3,000 was the total amount raised.

Dairy air is the smell of home

Phew! Or maybe I should say pee-yew.

Alternatives to cap and trade exist

President Obama says the opponents of cap and trade are not telling the truth. Unfortunately, the president is attempting to position his opponents as “do nothing” on the environment, which is not true. He needs to recognize there are other less costly ways to reduce CO2 which will help lift our economy rather than sink it.

Maybe I’m just too scentimental

Phew! Or maybe I should say pee-yew.

Timberline is a drive, but great for romance

A couple weeks ago, I highly recommended the subdued stillness of Mount Rainier’s Paradise Inn for lovers in need of a weekend away from it all. Though the inn is less than two hours from Enumclaw, it’s an entire world removed from the hectic routine of our typical workday lives. (Boring routines can be pure poison to romance.)

  • Jul 7, 2009

Health care needs checkup

The health care debate is heating up in Washington, D.C., and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I’m working to help Washingtonians get the coverage they deserve, and ensure this care is of the highest quality at the lowest cost. As a nation we spend too much on health care and get too little in return, leaving businesses and families with outrageous bills and eroding benefits, and our country with exploding deficits.  We need to focus on fixing what’s broken and building on what works.

  • Jul 7, 2009

Letters to the Editor

There are any number of criminal acts, from petty to horrific, that I know I will never understand but senseless acts of vandalism of public property leave me both baffled and furious. I was faced with one such act today.

  • Jul 7, 2009

Sumner undergoing business changes

There’s a lot to share about downtown this week.

Keeping one’s cool in the heat

Being away from the humid heat of the Southern summer has led me to appreciate the weather of the Pacific Northwest.

Legislation forces union membership

Who would have thought that parents would have to join a union in order to take care of their disabled children? But that’s the case in Washington.

Health care needs checkup

The health care debate is heating up in Washington, D.C., and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I’m working to help Washingtonians get the coverage they deserve, and ensure this care is of the highest quality at the lowest cost. As a nation we spend too much on health care and get too little in return, leaving businesses and families with outrageous bills and eroding benefits, and our country with exploding deficits.  We need to focus on fixing what’s broken and building on what works.

Keeping one’s cool in the heat

Being away from the humid heat of the Southern summer has led me to appreciate the weather of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Jul 7, 2009

Felonies are down in King County

Here’s some happy news: most felonies are going down in King County. The one glaring exception: burglary, where the increase, while small, defies this downward trend.

  • Jun 30, 2009

Letters to the Editor County and state should lend a hand

Thanks to KING 5 news for doing a story on the unfairness of the taxes levied on business taxpayers all along the 169 corridor.

  • Jun 30, 2009

Felonies are down in King County

Here’s some happy news: most felonies are going down in King County. The one glaring exception: burglary, where the increase, while small, defies this downward trend.

  • Jun 30, 2009

Letters to the Editor County and state should lend a hand

Thanks to KING 5 news for doing a story on the unfairness of the taxes levied on business taxpayers all along the 169 corridor.

  • Jun 30, 2009

Letters to the Editor

The scar has faded, but the firework injury that my friend and I suffered last year taught me a lesson that I will never forget.

No use leaving home, many activities in town

Thinking about taking a vacation but not sure when to plan it? Well before you finalize those plans, think about what we have going on downtown. There’s no sense in leaving home to find something fun to do with your family and friends when you can find it for free in your own backyard. July kicks off our summer event season and there’s plenty of entertainment in your hometown.

“Big Brother,” I am watching you

When people think about the early part of July, the day that immediately springs to mind for most is the Fourth of July or, as it is known patriotically, Independence Day.

‘Buy America’ doesn’t sound as good

On the surface, “Buy America” sounds patriotic and seems like a no-brainer. It seems like the right thing to do because it supports American workers and companies.