Opinion

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
Washington State Department of Ecology

State joins Plastics Pact 2025, committing to fight plastic pollution

The pact aims to make 100 percent of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.

  • Jul 9, 2021
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Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Looking at why BLM is considered evil in conservative circles

Those who see the BLM movement as evil are often the same ones who supported the Jan. 6 insurrection

  • Jul 7, 2021
Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
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Avoiding the worst fate for America

Investing in American education, innovation and infrastructure will help us avoid a dark future

  • Jul 6, 2021
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The face of downtown Buckley was shaped by two fires that resulted in most buildings featuring brick construction. The fires also are one reason that Buckley didn't grow as rapidly as neighboring Enumclaw.

Buckley was once larger than Enumclaw. There are three reasons why that is no longer true.

Reliance on logging and mining, as well as two fires in the 1890s, challenged Buckley’s growth

The face of downtown Buckley was shaped by two fires that resulted in most buildings featuring brick construction. The fires also are one reason that Buckley didn't grow as rapidly as neighboring Enumclaw.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Politics of homelessness have taken a nasty turn | Roegner

A common stereotype is that homeless people are all hooked on drugs — but sometimes a job loss, death in the family, rent increase or… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Conspiracy theorists should consider careers in fiction writing

Count me as an amused moderate

  • Jul 2, 2021
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Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Lifting restrictions doen’t mean pandemic is over

We have work to do to increase the number of vaccinations.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
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Correcting the record on police shootings

Frequent letter writer should cite his sources before making big claims

  • Jul 1, 2021
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Cannon should back up his arguments

David Cannon seems to be auditioning for Tucker Carlson’s job

  • Jun 30, 2021
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Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Understanding Palestine and Israel | In Focus |

History, faith and politics intertwine in this century-old dispute

  • Jun 29, 2021
Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
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Critical race theory inflames rather than solves racism

Americans must stop dividing themselves up by race

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Races for Congress will include a few twists | Roegner

A few weeks ago, we looked at local races for King County government, along with cities, school boards and special purpose districts for 2021. Candidates… Continue reading

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

Exploring Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail | All Things Mount Rainier |

93 miles of beauty, opportunity and challenge await

  • Jun 24, 2021
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, “All Things Mount Rainier”