Ray Miller-Still

Should newspapers name the gunmen | Our Corner by Ray Still

Striving to be as accurate and as fair as possible in our reporting should be the No. 1 goal of any practicing journalist

The other side of Shakespeare | Our Corner

How does one introduce Shakespeare to teenagers? As soon as you mention the name of the famous playwright in a classroom, most students react in a Pavlovian-fashion and tune out the lesson

Black Diamond votes to assume water rights in The Villages

The water rights dispute between the city of Black Diamond and the Covington Water District reached a milestone Sept. 3 when the city decided to officially begin the assumption, or take-over process, for the right to serve water to 98 acres within The Villages development

Black Diamond story

Water service rights in The Villages still disputed | Part 2

The Black Diamond City Council vote on the assumption ordinance was set for Thursday

Black Diamond story
The disputed 98 acres

Water service rights in The Villages still disputed | Part 1

Black Diamond prepares ordinance to assume service rights

The disputed 98 acres

Marriage, belief and change | Our Corner

I consider myself extremely lucky to have spent most of my childhood in an amazingly accepting and loving church environment

Think before you order your food | Our Corner

During that fateful summer after graduating college, before locking down my career path, I found myself strapped for cash as friends more fortunate than I wanted to go out and celebrate their newfound status in society

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The history of Old Glory

It was a turning point in the war. George Washington had just crossed the Delaware River, capturing the town of Trenton from British-allied German forces and defending the town against a counterattack led by the Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis in the dawning days of 1777

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Solar energy becomes an affordable investment

Mustafa Haziq has 20 panels on top of his house, which end up covering around 64 percent of his family’s electricity usage every year

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier, avatar of beauty and destruction

Mount Rainier; the history, the present danger and managing the risk

Mount Rainier
Kennedy and Olivia learn to work their classroom’s new Chromebook with their teacher

Technology improves individualized learning | Techno Know-How

When I was in the fourth grade, my classroom was selected to be one of the first classes in the district to use a smart television

Kennedy and Olivia learn to work their classroom’s new Chromebook with their teacher

Putting trust back into newspapers | Our Corner

Information is a valuable commodity that will never depreciate, so the need for TV news stations and newspapers remains strong

The city of Bonney Lake set up a memorial along Angeline Road where the family of three died Monday.

Washington L&I investigating SR 410 tragedy that resulted in the deaths of three

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is investigating all the sub-contractors involved with the SR 410 project

The city of Bonney Lake set up a memorial along Angeline Road where the family of three died Monday.

Mandatory voting could be a boon to our democracy

President Barack Obama spoke in Cleveland two weeks ago and mentioned his support of mandatory (or compulsory) voting in the United States

Washington's Smoke Signals

The special science of marijuana making

While research on the long-term health effects of marijuana use and Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC have only just begun, the cannabis plant itself has been thoroughly studied. The anatomy of the plant is well-known; the iconic five-leaf plant is easily recognizable in popular culture. The science of growing and processing the cannabis plant is also well documented and studied, giving both businesses and medical dispensaries innumerable ways to utilize the plant. On a chemical level, we know how THC affects the human brain and can even synthesize those same chemicals in a lab. Consider this your Cannabis 101 class - the science behind the plant

Washington's Smoke Signals
Washington's Smoke Signals

Washington’s smoke signals: marijuana myths

The second installment of Washington’s smoke signals series on marijuana tackles the myths around pot

Washington's Smoke Signals

Former Olympian from Bonney Lake wins American Open

It's been six years since Bonney Lake resident Melanie Roach competed in weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, placing sixth. Last month, though, Roach came back into the spotlight by winning the American Open, a biannual national weightlifting competition