Opinion

Vote Harjehausen for Covington City Council | Letter to the Editor

I am writing in support of Jennifer Harjehausen for her bid to become a Covington City Council member. Of the two candidates for Position No.… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Return Lacavish to Covington City Council | Letter to the Editor

When did people with the courage to do the right thing for our community and citizens lose its appeal? I’ve been a resident of Covington… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Rocking the cradle of democracy

On Nov. 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became reality when King County voters approved the formation of… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Some Black Diamond candidates ignored chamber forum | Letter to the Editor

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, was the Black Diamond Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum, where the Black Diamond candidates for mayor and two City… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Doing the same and expecting a different result | Letter to the Editor

I feel compelled to act because I am concerned about the future of our town Black Diamond. My grandfather volunteered as a marine patrol officer… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2017

Daniels best candidate for Kent School board | Letter to the Editor

Every Student. Every Opportunity. Every Day. That’s Denise Daniels’ motto and she lives it every day. As a parent, she understands the system of education,… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2017

Baxley best choice for Black Diamond mayor | Letter to the Editor

Who is Judy Baxley? What does she stand for? Judy has been part of our local civics for years, and thank goodness because citizen involvement… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Vote Cimaomo for Covington City Council | Letter to the Editor

Without a doubt, Joseph Cimaomo deserves re-election to the Covington City Council and is the most qualified candidate. I have known Joe for several years… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Cimaomo right candidate for Covington City Council | Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: Jennifer Harjehausen is a candidate for the Covington City Council Position No. 2. Joseph Cimaomo, Jr. has done a great job serving Covington… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Support Fletcher Barkdull for TSD Board | Letter to the Editor

As a parent to five children attending Tahoma schools, I have an additional personal interest in the matters that affect the students in our district.… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Maple Valley Fire Department needs the community support | Letter to the Editor

The citizens of Maple Valley will see Proposition 1, a levy lid lift on the November election ballot. This measure is essential to ensure core… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Elections used to be about a candidate’s vision | Letter to the Editor

As election day draws near and campaigning reaches its peak, I cannot help but notice City Council candidate Paul Selland’s signs promising that if elected,… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Vote Carol Benson for Black Diamond mayor | Letter to the Editor

The newspaper’s three-part debate for the position of Black Diamond mayor has been eye opening. Judy Baxley claims she will “reduce taxes and fees” and… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Court grappling with issue of school funding

When the legal battle on education funding returned to the state Supreme Court Tuesday, the leader of Washington’s public school system was closely monitoring this… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Taking a lesson from the Russian Revolution

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Vladimir Lenin’s words still resonate 100 years to the month after the beginning of the RussianRevolution in1917.

  • Oct 19, 2017

Do your research, vote Jennifer Harjehausen for council | Letter to the Editor

It has been my privilege to work and serve on many committees and projects with Jennifer Harjehausen. It was there that I witnessed the actions… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Dismantling racism requires radical patience

The other day my friend, a POC (person of color), had to explain to his friend, a white woman, why using the N-word wasn’t acceptable.… Continue reading

Workers dismissed as Legislature battles

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of a capital budget and water rights bill, are far less theoretical these days.… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Vote for Jennifer Harjehausen for Covington City Council | Letter to the Editor

Jennifer Harjehausen has been a pillar in the Covington community for more than 13 years. As I sit down to write this letter, I think:… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Rebellion is just as American as apple pie

“Rebellion against authority is as American as apple pie.” This was my response as I spoke with a woman who was bragging about how much… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017