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“Plan with the end in mind” was one of Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” I found his adage true when I taught… Continue reading
The statistics keep getting worse — the 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report published by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that, for the second consecutive… Continue reading
I am writing this letter as a father of two children attending school in the Tahoma School District and as a business owner in Maple… Continue reading
What’s more important to the success of a government — short-term thinking or long-term thinking? Why are terms of service for the House of Representatives… Continue reading
Is the end truly near in the landmark school-funding case known as McCleary? Democratic state Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self thinks so. “I’m pleased to report the… Continue reading
We moved to Maple Valley in the mid 1970s because of an opportunity presented to Bill with Standard Oil, not for the schools. We quickly… Continue reading
As I read about yet another school shooting, the 17th since the beginning of 2018, I’m reminded of the National Rifle Association’s reminder to the… Continue reading
Sam Low, a Republican politician in Snohomish County, found himself entangled in a social media scuffle with a Democrat rival this past weekend, and he… Continue reading
Do you know why we have the electoral college to vote for the president?
One of the bigger surprises of the just-completed legislative session occurred in the final hours when a Democrat-sponsored bill cutting the state property tax rate… Continue reading
Nowhere in the world has seen improvement as a result of Trump’s actions. Eventually, Trump’s luck will run out and the chickens will come home to roost.
To fully appreciate a peace accord reached last week on rewriting state law on the use of deadly force by police, consider the intensity of… Continue reading
It’s unfortunate that the Tahoma School Board (as usual) fails to comprehend why the recent levies were rejected by the voters, and decided to immediately… Continue reading
I would like to thank that close band of citizens in Neighbor to Neighbor Black Diamond who came along side me in this fight and made it their own.
Which is more important in government – protecting individual rights or working for the common good? When I ask my civics and government students that… Continue reading
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Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the Board of Trustees. Our “Year in Review” is a compilation of stories, statistics,… Continue reading
“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ to left to lose.” These words from the song “Me and Bobby McGee,” penned by singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson, epitomize… Continue reading
Last June, at the end
The cost is almost nothing, as these are almost entirely volunteer positions, but the safeguards to our local citizens would be significant.