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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.

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.

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Voting for Brooke Valentine in 47th District House race | Letter to the Editor

Enough is enough! Since winning a House seat back in 2010, Representative Mark Hargrove has shown not only to be extreme, but unwilling to represent all voices in the 47th.

  • Oct 27th, 2016
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Vote yes for Kent School District bond | Letter to the Editor

This letter is a thank you to Kent and Covington residents from years past. Thank you for taxing yourselves to build the schools I attended. In the halls of these buildings, I learned math, history and science. My soul was moved through singing in choir. My body was made stronger through sports. My life was improved and my success was made possible by Kent schools.

  • Oct 26th, 2016
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Supports Darcy Burner in 5th District | Letter to the Editor

Support Darcy Burner in 5th District

  • Oct 21st, 2016
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Trump: Time for a blunt president to unite our country | GUEST OP

Donald Trump is the best choice for president.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Clinton: Her beliefs, experience make her the right choice | GUEST OP

So often in this unusual presidential debate we have come across apologetic endorsements. People who support Trump or Hillary but only to avoid endorsing the other candidate or because "their" candidate did not win their party nomination.

  • Oct 20th, 2016

Remember, that’s our school | Watts Happening

Hello. My name is Calvin J. Watts and I am honored to serve as superintendent of our Kent School District. I would like to thank the Covington Reporter for the opportunity to share monthly updates on our district, as well as issues and trends in education that may impact our schools. When I say our district and our schools, I mean it. The 42 school facilities in our organization were built for and by the residents of this community with local tax dollars.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Undecided: Neither candidate is the answer | GUEST OP

Choice is a dubious notion to begin with. Most Americans feel their choices are becoming slimmer.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Have the presidential debates changed how you will

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.

  • Oct 19th, 2016
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The Lady and the Trump | GUEST OP

This week The Covington Maple Valley Reporter ran editorials from a Hillary Clinton supporter, Donald Trump supporter and an undecided voter.

  • Oct 19th, 2016
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Bit of heavy weather brewing | Our Corner

Well hasn't this election cycle been a sloppy bucket of fun.

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Let’s invest in our kids | Letter to the Editor

We are a society and community diverse in background, ideas, race, and culture. I believe when investments are made that project the vision for common good that we all share; we are at our best in setting policies and infrastructure. We are a community that values its children and building a foundation where all children have a chance to meet their best potential. Soon you will be receiving your elections ballots in the mail.

  • Oct 13th, 2016
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Will former President Bill Clinton’s past affair

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.

  • Oct 13th, 2016

Seeing Alzheimer’s with different eyes | Letter to the Editor

I was exposed to the terrible effects of Alzheimer's disease when the brother of a close friend of mine died recently at age 67 after a 10-year struggle with early onset Alzheimer's.

  • Oct 6th, 2016
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Congress should fix our national parks | Guest Column

Long before I served on the Covington City Council, I logged a lot of time – and miles – in national parks as a park ranger. One of my most memorable experiences was working at Yellowstone, America's first national park.

  • Sep 30th, 2016
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A look at the life of newspapers | Our Corner

You're looking at a brand new Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter.

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