Opinion

‘Logical fallacies’ help each of us defend our arguments

What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading

Trump helped erase voter complacency

The Nov. 6 midterms set a record number for voters: An estimated 113 million came out to the polls, or 49 percent of those eligible… Continue reading

Midterm winners and losers

A surge in voter interest, a swell in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election. As… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

‘We the people’ set our national direction Nov. 6

By the time you read this, you will either be in celebration or in mourning. You will have found out the results of the midterm… Continue reading

Thank you for another successful book sale

The Maple Valley Library Guild wishes to thank the community for its support during our October book and media sale. This sale could not occur… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

Today’s autocrats blaming the West for their woes

As a youth in my late teens, I joined a strict religious cult and spent seven years of my life deeply involved in it. The… Continue reading

KCLS aids citizen engagement during elections, year-round

The first Tuesday in November is Election Day—a consequential day for our democracy when citizens have a voice in determining the outcome of issues that… Continue reading

I’m voting for Bill Ramos this election

I have been following the race for the 5th Legislative District since before the primaries and noticed the ad placed by Chad Magendanz in the… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

‘Art of the Deal’ still key to understanding Trump

The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.

I fully support Sen. Joe Fain, he deserves your vote

Sen. Joe Fain has been and continues to be an active member of our community. During his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to address the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong

The Black Diamond Community Center’s 27th annual fundraising Dinner Auction, held Oct. 6, was a great success. All money made from this event, almost $37,000… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2018

Despite booming state economy, expect higher taxes

Writing the next state budget is going to be a taxing experience. Figuratively and actually. That’s the distinct impression Gov. Jay Inslee left in a… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018

I-1631 raises the gas tax, a lot

Misleadingly titled the “Carbon Emissions Fee Measure,” Initiative 1631 will actually eventually cost taxpayers in Washington state nearly $1,000 extra per year. According to the… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2018

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