Opinion

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

Rumbling and rambling on the way to November

A column in three takes. Republicans will get a chance to choose the next state senator serving enclaves of liberals in north King County and… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Treat teachers better

The heart is the most vital organ. How you treat your heart largely determines how healthy you are. If you spend years neglecting this precious… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2018

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act II

How exactly did you think he became popular with the masses back in the time of the Plague?

Real life, like Risk, requires great self-discipline

Have you ever played the board game called “Risk”? Last week I taught my three oldest grandkids (ages 11, 9 and 9) how to play… Continue reading

Tahoma School District needs to reconsider bus routes to Rock Creek Elementary

Tahoma School District needs to reconsider bus routes to Rock Creek Elementary I received an email from the Tahoma School District on Aug. 9 regarding… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018

Standing up to fake news charges | Guest op

No excuse for the rhetoric

  • Aug 15, 2018

Perception becomes reality, nationally and individually

This seems to be China’s problem: it has a bad image, which is bringing major problems to its door. China has begun to change those… Continue reading

Why does the Arlene’s Flowers case affect Elfers’ personally?

This is in response to the article that ran under Mr. Elfers opinion, and the follow ups that appeared in the Reporter. My main question… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2018

WEA said teacher salaries would rise, and they are

Teacher salaries are soaring as the Washington Education Association predicted they would. Leaders of the statewide teacher union declared in March that a surge in… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

Ferguson oversteps bounds

Imagine you are a devout 68-year-old Southern Baptist Christian, living in Richland, Washington, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, a floral shop, for over 20 years.… Continue reading

Elfers needs to check facts

Readers should know that Richard Elfers’ column about the Arlene’s Flowers case contains significant factual errors. First, Mr. Elfers claims that my office sent a… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018

Jason Rittereiser impressed me, he gets my vote

The 8th Congressional District is one of 23 around the country where Clinton had a majority vote but whose seat is currently held by a… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2018