Opinion

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

Back to work? With new virus strain, maybe not | Roegner

COVID-19 has made the workplace more hazardous because the virus, particularly the delta variant, gets transmitted by air and proximity to infected people. What value… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Harvesting hops in the 1890s on the Plateau. Picture provided by the EPHS museum.

Andrew and Anna Jensen Nielsen

A story of ‘hard work, horses, and blasting powder.’

Harvesting hops in the 1890s on the Plateau. Picture provided by the EPHS museum.
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Americans deserve Medicare for All

If we can afford our military, we can afford to take care of our veterans - and everyone else

  • Aug 3, 2021
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Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

The need for multi-family housing in Enumclaw | In Focus

We all have a say in what the future of this city looks like

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
LeAan Blanco, "See. Be. Do."

This is me | See. Be. Do.

LeAnn Blanco is the first of a new crop of columnists writing for the Courier-Herald.

  • Aug 2, 2021
LeAan Blanco, "See. Be. Do."
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

King County primary election candidates to watch | Roegner

With the Aug. 3 primary election, the public will narrow the field to the finalists as only the top two advance in each position to… Continue reading

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

Massive reforestation effort needed in Washington and beyond | Brunell

Massive forest fires in the western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions… 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.
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The rebel flag does not belong in Enumclaw

Cheers to the young man who silently protested it.

  • Jul 29, 2021
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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
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Rich Elfers

The Threat Reflex | In Focus |

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

Rich Elfers
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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