Common Humanity, a Review of ‘The Shape of Water’

Rating: 4 Stars, SHOWTIME The Plot At a top-secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature… Continue reading


‘School of Awake’ offers advice to adolescent girls

Twinkle, twinkle. For as long as you can remember, you’ve known how tiny you are among the stars. They’re huge and there are millions of… Continue reading


Tapestry Dance Company will perform Jan. 26 at the Kentwood High PAC. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Tapestry Dance Company to perform at Kent’s Spotlight Series

Show set for Jan. 26 at Kentwood High PAC

  • Jan 16, 2018


Winter tips to keep everyone safe

The following is a press release from Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. When Old Man Winter comes calling, homeowners need to keep everyone in the family—including… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

The past is the past, a review of ‘Robicheaux’

You don’t want to talk about it. You’ve been through rough times, had a few problems, but that’s all in the past. Today’s a new… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

What would MLK do? A review on ‘Dear Martin’

What if your entire future was mapped out for you? All you’d have to do is show up, keep your nose clean and your mouth… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

We don’t outgrow everything in life

My family and I spent an exorbitant amount of time together over the holidays. I’m not really sure it was more than we usually would… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

The best fiction, non-fiction and children books of 2017

Trust me on this: when you read more than 300 books a year, you come across some books that are not-so-good. Thankfully, you come across… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

It’s easy to get lost in IKEA

I get a sense of yawning and stretching once we hit January and the daylight begins to slowly creep back into our lives. I always… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

The good, the bad, the ugly of 2017

The Reporter staff took a trip down memory lane

Most popular local pet names in Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Covington

The following is a press release from King County Council. It’s a popular time of year to add an adorable animal friend to the family.… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

New Year’s resolutions for your safety

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

It’s chaos, be kind

A couple weeks ago I was driving to Weight Watchers feeling sorry for myself. We were still dealing with the paperwork from the car accident… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2017

Two local churches to host prom for those with special needs

Get your tuxs, dresses and corsages ready because two local churches have partnered to throw a prom to remember. New Life Church and Doxa Community… Continue reading

The danger of holiday trees

The following is a press release by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. Each year, 40% of holiday tree fires take place in January. That’s… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2017

Toys for Joy Wraps Up for 2017

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound. The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, the Kent Firefighters Foundation, and Kent Firefighters Union Local… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2017

Local food bank needs your help and more community news

Local food bank needs your help The Black Diamond Community Center’s is currently in need of the following items: instant oatmeal, peanut butter, jam/jelly, canned… Continue reading

A look into ‘American Radical’ by Tamer Elnoury with Kevin Maurer

Let’s pretend. Let’s be cowboys, in search of our lost herd. Or you be a dinosaur and I’ll be an alligator. Let’s pretend we’re cooking… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Crossing the divide of time

My oldest daughter had a friend from California visiting last week. They met playing an online game in which they were also able to converse.… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

She’s ready, a review of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Rating: 4 Stars, SHOWTIME The Plot Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017