Opinion

False rape allegations are not the problem to address

Our president said it’s a very scary time to be a man in America right now. Boy, I’m glad he told us — I wouldn’t… Continue reading

 

Kavanaugh hearings and the general election

Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.

 

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington be on par with the pay… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

 

‘Keep in mind what is ultimately at stake’

A recent letter writer expressed surprise that a Democratic PAC is spending money locally to oppose Dino Rossi (the letter titled “Democratic PAC spreading false… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2018

Think twice before voting in November

In the interest of fair play (and equal time) it is time to stand up and repudiate “Dr.” Kim Schrier and the powerful out-of-state PAC… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2018

Every election uses political warfare tactics

Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.

City council proposes sales tax increase on ballot

We all know that roads in Covington are not in the best shape. With the rapid growth we’ve been seeing and what is still to… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Now is the time to support the Land and Water Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is one of America’s most successful conservation programs. Established in 1964, LWCF supported the protection of millions of… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018

School is back in session, let KCLS help

It is fall and a busy time for teachers, students and parents. It is also a great time to remind residents that King County Library… Continue reading

Inslee campaigning like he’s on the ballot

Republicans may find votes in making the election a referendum of the Democratic governor’s agenda.

  • Oct 3, 2018

Thank you city of Covington

Well done, city crews, on street flooding Thanks to the city of Covington for fixing the street flooding on Wax Road. Thanks to the manager… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2018

Living in the age of the political double-standard

The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading

Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi

I am really surprised at the huge ad campaign running on TV and in the mail against local candidate Dino Rossi. If you base your… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2018

Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi

I am really surprised at the huge ad campaign running on TV and in the mail against local candidate Dino Rossi. If you base your… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

Living in an era where emotions, opinions outweigh facts

“In this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire” (Oxford Dictionaries.com). What is post-truth? According to… Continue reading

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the Postal Service for delivering them.

  • Sep 19, 2018

Polarizing politics squash the moderate middle

The definition of identity politics: Political attitudes or positions that focus on the concerns of social groups identified mainly on the basis of gender, race,… Continue reading

The interior of Holman Library, from which students will now be able to check out King County Library System electronic materials, even without a traditional library card. Image courtesy Steven and Nardine Pavlov / www.lovingwa.blogspot.com

Green River, KCLS partner up to serve students

Green River College has created a new partnership with the King County Library System allowing each student to have an online KCLS library card. This… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018
The interior of Holman Library, from which students will now be able to check out King County Library System electronic materials, even without a traditional library card. Image courtesy Steven and Nardine Pavlov / www.lovingwa.blogspot.com

Planning future editions in today’s newsroom

The struggle between web and print for weekly papers.

Back to school supply event a success

Thank you community for your support of the Black Diamond Community Center and the youth in the Enumclaw School District. The center hosted a back… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018