Opinion

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

We’re all starting to feel the strain

Take a rubber band and place it around your fingers and thumb. When you move your thumb, all the rest of the fingers feel the… Continue reading

Hygiene bags and senior placemats donated

The Lake Sawyer Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School youth spent many hours making hygiene sacks for the Black Diamond Community Center’s Food Bank. Each bag… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

Net neutrality: what it means for libraries

I would like to focus this month on an issue that is of great importance to libraries and the patrons we serve. In 2017, the… Continue reading

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 during the back to school… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2018

Crewneck wearing, football watchin’ season is back!

My favorite season is upon us, once again. You may be thinking, what season is that? (Almost) fall? Football season? Well, it’s a combination of… Continue reading

Economy rises and falls, regardless of who’s in the Oval Office

Are U.S. presidents responsible for the economy? Can President Trump and the Republicans take credit for the 4.1 percent growth rate we are experiencing? That’s… Continue reading