Letters to the Editor

Why should someone like me vote for a school levy? | Letter to the Editor

Why should someone like me vote for a school levy? | Letter to the Editor

I pay a lot of property taxes that benefit Tahoma School District but I no longer have any kids attending school, nor do I have… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018
Why should someone like me vote for a school levy? | Letter to the Editor
Help urge Congress to pass needed funds | Letter to the Editor

Help urge Congress to pass needed funds | Letter to the Editor

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

  • Apr 12, 2018
Help urge Congress to pass needed funds | Letter to the Editor
It’s important to educate ourselves on upcoming Tahoma levy | Letter to the Editor

It’s important to educate ourselves on upcoming Tahoma levy | Letter to the Editor

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

  • Apr 12, 2018
It’s important to educate ourselves on upcoming Tahoma levy | Letter to the Editor
To avoid repeating history, Tahoma gets our yes vote

To avoid repeating history, Tahoma gets our yes vote

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

  • Mar 30, 2018
To avoid repeating history, Tahoma gets our yes vote
April is too soon to run the levy again

April is too soon to run the levy again

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

  • Mar 9, 2018
April is too soon to run the levy again
The fight for Black Diamond is won

The fight for Black Diamond is won

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.

  • Mar 8, 2018
The fight for Black Diamond is won
Black Diamond should move toward a seven-person council

Black Diamond should move toward a seven-person council

The cost is almost nothing, as these are almost entirely volunteer positions, but the safeguards to our local citizens would be significant.

  • Feb 28, 2018
Black Diamond should move toward a seven-person council
Proposed asphalt plant shouldn’t come to rural area | Letter to the Editor

Proposed asphalt plant shouldn’t come to rural area | Letter to the Editor

Proposed asphalt plant shouldn’t come to rural area The proposed asphalt facility is not being planned for the city of Maple Valley but rather it… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018
Proposed asphalt plant shouldn’t come to rural area | Letter to the Editor
‘I urge you to reach out to our representatives’ | Letter to the Editor

‘I urge you to reach out to our representatives’ | Letter to the Editor

‘I urge you to reach out to our representatives’ As the McCleary tax bills are coming out, voters are starting to realize what a terrible… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018
‘I urge you to reach out to our representatives’ | Letter to the Editor
New jobs don’t out weigh loss in property|Letter to the Editor

New jobs don’t out weigh loss in property|Letter to the Editor

New jobs don’t out weigh loss in property I am sure Lakeside Industries is a wonderful company that provides for its employees. I am sure… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018
New jobs don’t out weigh loss in property|Letter to the Editor
Vote yes on Tahoma’s three levies|Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on Tahoma’s three levies|Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on Tahoma’s three levies Dear Maple Valley Community, As our levies approach, I am writing to you today from several vantage points; a… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018
Vote yes on Tahoma’s three levies|Letters to the Editor
Lakeside should be allowed to call Maple Valley home | Letter to the Editor

Lakeside should be allowed to call Maple Valley home | Letter to the Editor

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jody Keeler. I am a proud team member of Lakeside Industries. Like many others, in 2008… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018
Lakeside should be allowed to call Maple Valley home | Letter to the Editor
Chamber board of directors in support of Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor

Chamber board of directors in support of Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor

The Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorses Tahoma School District’s levy measures on the Feb. 13 election ballot. The two replacement… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018
Chamber board of directors in support of Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor
Schools are our foundations, we support the Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor

Schools are our foundations, we support the Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor

It is for sure not a secret that we are employed with the Tahoma School District, a truth of which we are exceptionally proud. This… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018
Schools are our foundations, we support the Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor
Reasons to support Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor

Reasons to support Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor

With the February election fast-approaching, I wanted to share some thoughts on why I believe voters should support the Tahoma School District’s upcoming levy requests.… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2018
Reasons to support Tahoma levies | Letter to the Editor

In support of the proposed asphalt plant|Letters to the Editor

In support of the proposed asphalt plant I’m writing you in support of the planned move of Lakeside Industries’ Covington asphalt plant to their new… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018
Thank you for your support in this year’s election|Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your support in this year’s election|Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your support in this year’s election Dear residents of Black Diamond, Who would believe a small town girl like me would be… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2017
Thank you for your support in this year’s election|Letter to the Editor
Vote Val Paganelli to the Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor

Vote Val Paganelli to the Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor

As a long time Maple Valley resident, of more than 20 years, I have never felt inclined to throw my support behind a political candidate.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017
Vote Val Paganelli to the Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor
Paganelli best candidate for Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor

Paganelli best candidate for Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor

I met Val Paganelli this summer through the Greater Maple Valley Networking Association, a local business networking group. I was immediately impressed with her honesty,… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017
Paganelli best candidate for Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor
Vote Paganelli for Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor

Vote Paganelli for Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor

I know Val Paganelli professionally and personally. What impresses me about Val is her horsepower to manage being dedicated to her family and community, is… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2017
Vote Paganelli for Tahoma School Board | Letter to the Editor