Letters to the Editor

Kiwanis Club of Black Diamond Maple Valley Continues their Support of Kids in our Area

At the June 19 meeting, I was presented with a check for $1,000 by Club President Johna Thomson and Treasurer Val Westover. This money will… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

 

KSD should think twice when cutting AVID program

My name is Catryce Thompson and I am a senior at Kentwood High School in Covington. During my freshman year I was accepted into the… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2018

 

BDCC has secret helpers|Thank you letter

BDCC has secret helpers Special thanks to Fire District 44 and Chief Smith, who has outstanding men and women that help out Black Diamond Community… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2018

 

Redirect the money, keep trail as is

Redirect the money, keep trail as is Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to King County in response to a request for input on the… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2018

Let’s keep Maple Valley strong, vote yes on Tahoma levy | Letter to the Editor

I hope all the residents of the Tahoma School District will join me in voting yes for the Tahoma levy on April 24. Strong schools… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Vote yes on Tahoma levy | Letter to the Editor

Tahoma School District was recently ranked as one of the top ten school districts in Washington, and has been a major driver of economic growth… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2018

Prop. 1 needs your yes vote | Letter to the Editor

I am a current resident of Kent for two years and a former resident of Covington for more than 30 years who has been actively… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2018

Vote yes on Proposition 1 | Letter to the Editor

On the April 24 Special Election ballot, we have the opportunity to vote on the proposal by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to reset… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

Vote no on Proposition 1 | Letter to the Editor

Covington voters elected me with the promise of adding “balance and pragmatism” to the City Council. I cast my first “no” vote against endorsing the… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

Vote no on Prop. No. 1 for RFA | Letter to the Editor

We have all received a special election ballot in our mailboxes asking us to approve Proposition No. 1. Several years ago when this new, expensive,… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Why should someone like me vote for a school levy? | Letter to the Editor

I pay a lot of property taxes that benefit Tahoma School District but I no longer have any kids attending school, nor do I have… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Help urge Congress to pass needed funds | Letter to the Editor

The statistics keep getting worse — the 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report published by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that, for the second consecutive… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

It’s important to educate ourselves on upcoming Tahoma levy | Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter as a father of two children attending school in the Tahoma School District and as a business owner in Maple… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

To avoid repeating history, Tahoma gets our yes vote

We moved to Maple Valley in the mid 1970s because of an opportunity presented to Bill with Standard Oil, not for the schools. We quickly… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

April is too soon to run the levy again

It’s unfortunate that the Tahoma School Board (as usual) fails to comprehend why the recent levies were rejected by the voters, and decided to immediately… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

The fight for Black Diamond is won

I would like to thank that close band of citizens in Neighbor to Neighbor Black Diamond who came along side me in this fight and made it their own.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Black Diamond should move toward a seven-person council

The cost is almost nothing, as these are almost entirely volunteer positions, but the safeguards to our local citizens would be significant.

  • Feb 28, 2018

Proposed asphalt plant shouldn’t come to rural area | Letter to the Editor

Proposed asphalt plant shouldn’t come to rural area The proposed asphalt facility is not being planned for the city of Maple Valley but rather it… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

‘I urge you to reach out to our representatives’ | Letter to the Editor

‘I urge you to reach out to our representatives’ As the McCleary tax bills are coming out, voters are starting to realize what a terrible… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

New jobs don’t out weigh loss in property|Letter to the Editor

New jobs don’t out weigh loss in property I am sure Lakeside Industries is a wonderful company that provides for its employees. I am sure… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018