Letters to the Editor

Youth Council raising gambling awareness | Letter to the editor

The Greater Maple Valley Community Center’s Youth Council Program received a grant from Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling and the Washington State Behavioral Health and Services Integration Administration to create a game app and song to promote gambling awareness.

  • Jul 10, 2014
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Where were the police? | Letter to the editor

Everyone in the crowd was enjoying this old-time tradition when suddenly the loud noise of an electronic bullhorn shattered the peace.

  • Jun 20, 2014
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Fight against sweatshops | Letter to the editor

Did you know that last year the USA imported $64 billion in clothing and 9 percent of that clothing was made in a foreign sweatshop? Well it’s true.

  • Jun 13, 2014
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Break the cycle of poverty | Letter to the editor

The cycle of poverty is when kids grow up poor without an education, then they grow up poor, raise a family and their kids will basically have the same life. The only way to break the cycle of poverty is to give kids education.

  • Jun 13, 2014
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Questions about how Black Diamond is doing business | Letter to the editor

Recent articles in the Reporter indicate all is not well with our Black Diamond city government.

  • May 14, 2014
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King County Proposition 1 is not the solution | Letter to the editor

PROP 1; This is a joke. All the people who are endorsing this sure as heck do not use METRO.

  • Apr 18, 2014
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Harassment is a widespread, problem | Letter to the editor

Workplace sexual harassment of both women and men is a widespread problem in America, and around the world. It can harm people, families, our economy, and our government institutions.

  • Apr 17, 2014
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Thank you for caring help | Letter to the editor

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Monique Blodel and Nobel Mandali of Maple Valley.

  • Apr 10, 2014
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Time for Maple Valley to move on | Letter to the editor

It’s now time to heal the community. There have been too many rumors and innuendos over the last few weeks about Mayor Bill Allison.

  • Apr 4, 2014
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Initiative 502 is bad for us | Letter to the editor

The more that I read concerning the marijuana issue, the more that I believe that Initiative 502 was and is bad legislation!

  • Apr 3, 2014
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Children’s safety needs to come first | Letter to the editor

The escalation of school based violence is not a new topic. However, as a newer resident of Maple Valley I am concerned about the potential danger posed at one of our local schools, Glacier Park Elementary.

  • Feb 12, 2014
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Kids need to play | Letter to the editor

Lately, I’ve come across an issue that has devastated our streets for a while now: the lack of play!

  • Feb 6, 2014
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Don’t believe ‘boilerplate’ con statements on levies | Letter to the editor

I know the union officials in the Tahoma School District, and the claim by these out-of-towners that union pressure guides Tahoma’s budget decisions is ridiculous.

  • Feb 5, 2014
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Bus service is an investment | Letter to the editor

As someone regularly drives to Maple Valley to visit my parents, I know that buses save time and money for all of us. Whether we ride in them or drive next to them. Nobody wants more congestion on our roads.

  • Jan 30, 2014
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Vote yes for Kent levies | Letter to the editor

Voting yes on these two levies for Kent schools will not only be good for the kids and families in our community, they’ll also benefit homeowners like my wife and I who have no children of our own.

  • Jan 29, 2014
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Covington committed to efficiency, responsibility | Letter to the editor

Recent letters to the editor from a Covington resident have contained some incomplete information and perhaps left readers with the misimpression that Covington city officials don’t use the public’s money wisely.

  • Jan 2, 2014
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Thank you to Black Diamond community | Letter to the editor

Thank you for all of the community support for our “Share the Joy” gift giving program for kids in Black Diamond.

  • Dec 23, 2013
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Uniting community is paramount | Letter to the editor

Even though I did not win my race for city council I am so encouraged.

  • Dec 20, 2013
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Tax dollars not always well spent | Letter to the editor

This letter is not a personal attack on anyone. It is not meant to be a comment on any employee or how they do their job. Its purpose is to show that the taxpayers’ dollars are not always respected and well spent.

  • Dec 19, 2013
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Nativity display a breathtaking event | Letter to the editor

The Maple Valley and Kent stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints gave the community a wonderful gift this last weekend.

  • Dec 18, 2013
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