Letters To The Editor

Letter from the Mayor

The month of May brings sunshine and plants begin showing off their beautiful blooms

  • May 19th, 2017

 

Generous support continues for the BDCC food bank

Thousands of pounds of food came in during March and April from St. Barbara Parish for our food bank

  • May 17th, 2017

 

Representatives have priorities wrong

We do not want a border wall, paid for with our limited tax dollars

  • May 12th, 2017

 

Shock and awe at price tag

I am borrowing a title from one of the public comments at the Maple Valley City Council meeting

  • Apr 28th, 2017

The importance of understanding taxes

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County

  • Apr 24th, 2017

The importance of CPR and AED

Cardiac arrest and other life-threatening emergencies can happen anywhere, even in your workplace

  • Apr 8th, 2017

Reader disagrees with Rich Elfers

I wholeheartedly disagree with the majority of the emotional piece Mr. Elfers wrote

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Alzheimer’s research must be funded to fight the disease

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

Richard Elfers article was spot on

I whole heartily agree with you

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Happy birthday Mount Rainier National Park

On Sept.13, the Covington City Council was the first in Washington to acknowledge the national parks

  • Mar 9th, 2017

Help prioritize Maple Valley Parks projects

The Maple Valley City Council and the Parks Commission are faced with a number of challenges

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Thank you to maintenance staff

Thank you for the excellent job with snow removal and de-icing our roadways during the snow storm

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Parks need more funding

Washington State is a renowned destination for outdoor recreation and appreciation of nature

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Black Diamond should pay for council member’s defense

The city is supposed to insure and indemnify and protect employees and officers

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Vote Yes on Maple Valley Parks Bond to improve our neighborhoods

Voters have a choice this Valentine’s Day – and it’s not just whether to buy flowers or chocolates

  • Feb 13th, 2017

Your free vote – yes or no

If you live in the city limits of Maple Valley you received a ballot from King County Elections

  • Feb 10th, 2017

An outsider’s perspective

I was invited to write an op-ed about the Maple Valley parks bond vote taking place on Feb. 14

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Vote yes on Maple Valley park bond

Your parks ballot for has arrived- please join me and vote YES for parks in Maple Valley

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped during illness

I am still recovering from a combined attack of pneumonia and influenza

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Parks overcrowded, vote yes on parks bond

Saturday mornings at Lake Wilderness Park are lovely and crowded from spring through the end of fall

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Bond deserves a second look

Last year the City of Maple Valley had a bond measure on the ballot

  • Jan 29th, 2017

School board unanimously endorses bond measure

I want to share with our community a decision to endorse the Maple Valley parks and recreation bond

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Eagles, Pythians, Bell Angels and Fire District 44 Union 3186 adopt families to make a huge difference

November and December 2016 found many families in peril

  • Jan 21st, 2017

Maple Valley City Council thanks Councilwoman Linda Johnson

On behalf of Maple Valley City Council, I extend our appreciation to Councilor Linda Johnson

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Mayor is the real problem in Black Diamond

Recently Yarrow Bay/Oak Pointe spent money on a favor for the Mayor to file a lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond, which she was glad about. Since when does a mayor welcome a lawsuit against her own city?

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Thank you, police officers | Letter to the Editor

This week I decided to go to a local coffee shop and give the establishment money to buy coffee for any police officers who might show up that day.

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Salvation Army really does make a difference | Thank You

The holidays are here, even if we are not ready for them. A familiar sight will be the Salvation Army bell ringers at various locations around our community.

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

Trump has country on a precarious ledge | Letter to the Editor

There will be some who will criticize and/or be annoyed by these views because they are worn out by the politics. They will say that it is too divisive to put political views out there.

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Silent majority fed up with corruption | Letter to the Editor

I think the post-election analysis is very telling: apparently the “Silent Majority” in America had finally had enough and Trump (granted not the best solution) managed to get them riled up enough to stand up and start to roar.

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Give Donald Trump a chance | Letter to the Editor

As you know, recently we elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th president. Donald is a Republican and this signifies a big swing in the government from Democratic to Republican.

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Dissing our Black Diamond Police Department | Letter to the Editor

Council members (Pat)Pepper, (Brian) Weber and (Erika) Morgan are at it again, this time both violating labor law and expressing disrespect for our Black Diamond Police Department.

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Vote yes for Kent School District bond | Letter to the Editor

I am writing this in favor of the Kent School District Capital Improvement andSchool Construction Bond. As a parent of a high school student who has been inKent schools since kindergarten, I have seen my son and his friends grow andlearn from a community of dedicated educational professionals.

  • Oct 28th, 2016

Vote to preserve U.S. Supreme Court | Letter to the Editor

There have been no TV ads about voting for U.S. Supreme Court Justices. So how can you “vote” for these important keepers of justice? The next president will appoint at least one, maybe three, justices. Their decisions will influence the course of our nation for decades – long after the current presidential candidates are gone.

  • Oct 28th, 2016

Support Proposition 1 on Election Day for school children | Letter to the Editor

I am writing in support of the 2016 Kent School District Bond. If the measure passes, all schools in the Covington area will see needed improvements with the largest of course being a new Covington Elementary School designed to serve the growing Covington community.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Black Diamond didn’t need reform before 2016 | Letter to the Editor

Black Diamond didn’t need reform before the Save Black Diamond council members (Brian) Weber and (Pat) Pepper were elected, but Black Diamond needs it now!

  • Apr 21st, 2016

I-594 an unfair burden on honest gun owners | Letter to the Editor

I read letter published on March 10 from D. Phillip Miller complaining of our representatives (Jay Rodne, Chad Magendanz) actions to reverse initiative 594. I was compelled after reading this to offer opposing opinion supporting these brave legislators.

  • Apr 6th, 2016

Not the right deal; not no on Maple Valley parks bond | Letter to the Editor

Voting on the Maple Valley Parks Bond is like buying a new car. The dealership shows me a shiny new car with all of the bells and whistles. Then, they give me the bad news that this particular car can only be purchased as a package deal.

  • Apr 6th, 2016

Black Diamond community center serves more people than expected | Letter to the Editor

To the Black Diamond community, we thank you. Our food bank has never been so full, which means we can continue to serve anyone who needs food. We have also been able to give out more gas vouchers, Puget Sound Energy assistance, and so much other emergency assistance.

  • Mar 30th, 2016

Panic over growth in Black Diamond | Letter to the Editor

Much emotion and concerted effort has gone into political posturing and lawsuits by citizens of Black Diamond who seem to be in a panic over our master planned development.

  • Mar 30th, 2016

Black Diamond City Hall: It’s time to move on | Letter to the Editor

It is understandable that the candidates who lost last year’s landslide election in Black Diamond would be disappointed, but it is wrong for them to try to derail and disrupt the will of the voters.

  • Mar 25th, 2016