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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

 

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New session, same problem with school funding

There are only 90-plus days remaining in the regular session

  • Jan 20th, 2017

 

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Trump will be frustrated by limitation on power

The Supreme Court is not the only branch with the power to interpret the Constitution

  • Jan 19th, 2017

 

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Buzzfeed clearly made wrong call

The bad apple spoils the bunch

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Changing your purpose in life

Some people search for their purpose in life for a long time.…

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Ray Conner leaves our region a better place

CEO Ray Conner recently announced his decision to retire at the end of next year

  • Jan 14th, 2017
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Living with pets, learning about ourselves

What do dogs and cats tell us about ourselves?

  • Jan 13th, 2017
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The best books of 2016

Public libraries play an integral part in meeting the needs of communities today

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Final report issued, but future still cloudy

Contentious investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood quietly concluded last week

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Washington fulfills election expectations

This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Do you live in the past, present or future?

I put off pleasure in the present because I hoped to enjoy it in the indefinite future

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Incoming president’s strength is his unpredictable nature

Trump makes people uncomfortable. It’s what he does best, in fact.

  • Dec 30th, 2016
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Battle brewing for Democrat leadership

A fierce fight is under way for the top leadership post of the Washington state Democratic Party.

  • Dec 30th, 2016
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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
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No doubt, we live in interesting times

Have you noticed that since the Nov. 8 election, we have experienced suddenly shifting paradigms?

  • Dec 26th, 2016

Pause for the Cause | Watts Happening

I am reminded how precious are the lives of each young person and each family we serve.

  • Dec 23rd, 2016
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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
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Facing our fears: Time to come together to build each other up | Reporter’s Notebook

Well, the results are in and much to many people’s surprise, Donald…

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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
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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
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Electoral College worked as designed | Our Corner

I did not vote for President-elect Donald Trump.

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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
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The voters have spoken | Watts Happening

Thank you voters for passing the 252-million-dollar bond that will allow us to reduce overcrowding by building two new elementary schools, adding 20 new classrooms at overcrowded schools where needed most, and making a host of other sorely needed improvements in safety, utility and infrastructure.

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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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
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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
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Raising awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving

Imagine this. You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in Eastern Washington, but you have to head home in the morning. Your friend goes to bed but even though you will leave early to get to work in time, you decide to stay up all night. By the time you have driven an hour, you’ve already stopped once for coffee to stay alert.

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Walking in the shoes of immigrants | Our Corner

I am an immigrant. I am one of the lucky few who became a citizen, and I can honestly say I am the American dream. My parents moved me and my brother to the United States for a better life. They knew we would have better opportunities in the U.S. as opposed to Mexico. And so far, we have.

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Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong | Thank You

The Black Diamond Community Center’s 25th annual fundraising dinner auction,held Oct. 1, was a huge success. We made $8,500 more than last year. All moneymade from this event stays in our community to help seniors and families whoneed assistance. We provide food, gas vouchers, dairy cards, rental assistance,clothing, emergency vehicle repairs, housing repairs and help with prescriptionsdrugs.

  • Oct 29th, 2016
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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
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Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong | Thank You

The Black Diamond Community Center’s 25th annual fundraising dinner auction, held Oct. 1, was a huge success. We made $8,500 more than last year. All money made from this event stays in our community to help seniors and families who need assistance. We provide food, gas vouchers, dairy cards, rental assistance, clothing, emergency vehicle repairs, housing repairs and help with prescriptions drugs.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong | Thank You

The Black Diamond Community Center’s 25th annual fundraising dinner auction, held Oct. 1, was a huge success. We made $8,500 more than last year. All money made from this event stays in our community to help seniors and families who need assistance. We provide food, gas vouchers, dairy cards, rental assistance, clothing, emergency vehicle repairs, housing repairs and help with prescriptions drugs.

  • Oct 27th, 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 and School Construction Bond. As a parent of a high school student who has been in Kent schools since kindergarten, I have seen my son and his friends grow and learn from a community of dedicated educational professionals.

  • Oct 27th, 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 27th, 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 27th, 2016

Vote for Kim Wyman in Secretary of State race | Letter to the Editor

Kim Wyman is the only candidate for Washington Secretary of State that is a certified elections official, has successfully managed 100 plus elections, and has endorsements from current or past elections officials in every county – both Democrats and Republicans.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Vote for Kim Wyman in Secretary of State race | Letter to the Editor

Kim Wyman is the only candidate for Washington Secretary of State that is a certified elections official, has successfully managed 100 plus elections, and has endorsements from current or past elections officials in every county – both Democrats and Republicans.

  • Oct 27th, 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 27th, 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 27th, 2016

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.