Life

This political biography is unlike any others

Sometimes, it’s good to take account. You’ll know where you stand when you do. You’ll see achievements clearly, and re-hash disappointments. You can plan the… Continue reading

Memorial Day begins the most dangerous time of the year

According to the Puget Sound Regional Fire, summer can be the most dangerous time for teens to drive.

  • May 22, 2018
While Glory Cancro’s book will be available in English, it was also be translated to Khazakh. Illustration by Glory Cancro.

For the love of Kazakh kids

An active arts member in the Bonney Lake community wants to publish a book for Western Mongolian kids.

While Glory Cancro’s book will be available in English, it was also be translated to Khazakh. Illustration by Glory Cancro.

No hands, no problem

Kentwood teacher Elena Stowell tells inspiring story about a jiu-jitsu fighter with no arms.

There is simply no accounting for beavers

And speaking of small children, of which I wrote about last week, I have a friend who is 15 years younger than me. I don’t… Continue reading

Cecile Snyder. Photo from #CECILESTRONG Facebook page.

Sparkle Cheerleader battles cancer

Cecile has been cheerleading for years, but has to put that part of her life on hold for now.

Cecile Snyder. Photo from #CECILESTRONG Facebook page.

Once you start “The Last Cowboys,” you won’t want to stop

You can’t take it with you. People have tried for millennia to keep all their toys but eventually, there comes a time to step aside… Continue reading

Blake Robison at Seattle Children Hospital. Submitted photo from Emily Robison

Super gig for a mini super hero

Blake Robison has a rare genetic disease that affects about 31 kids per year, according to his mom, Emily Robison.

Blake Robison at Seattle Children Hospital. Submitted photo from Emily Robison
Photos by Kayse Angel

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Local Tahoma Elementary School students made blankets for the local heroes of Maple Valley.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Fear of what might get left behind

My two children, my husband and I were out at a local restaurant the other day. It wasn’t particularly eventful because our daughters are adults,… Continue reading

Spend Mother’s Day with mom reading stories from ‘Tough Mothers’

Your mom is tough as nails. The minute you were placed in her arms, she became your personal warrior, cheerleader, and banker. She remembers the… Continue reading

The following is a picture from Toby Gallier’s blog, Further.

Local man to hike PCT, raising funds for Alzheimer’s Association

He has received $6,545 of his $26,500 goal to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The following is a picture from Toby Gallier’s blog, Further.

Tarzan the Musical plays May 4-12 at Tahoma High School

Things are about to get a little wild in the new performing arts center at Tahoma High School. That’s because the stage is being transformed… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2018

The hand-off

I love having my husband retired. It’s very handy for things I need to get done around our home. He’s there to put frozen birds… Continue reading

You can’t hide from reality, we aren’t immortal

We all gotta go sometime. For most of us, that time is later: eight, nine decades of wringing out every last drop of life, if… Continue reading

‘We all know sex offenders’

Revealing the reality of rape and uncovering sexual assault myths

Tips for managing seasonal allergies

With flowers blooming and temperatures starting to warm up, you may be reaching for your allergy meds — or maybe not. It’s a little too… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2018

The narrator, fantasy will draw you into ‘Tomorrow’

You have a little shadow. All day long, wherever you go, your dog is right beside you. He goes from bedroom to kitchen, to the… Continue reading

Love Your Park

To celebrate Earth Day, Maple Valley residents went to local parks to clean and maintain them.

Mama’s got power tools

I finally got outside last week to start weeding the garden. I’m the sole gardener and I have a lot to do. Admittedly, it’s self-inflicted.… Continue reading