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While not a resident of Maple Valley, as the contractor of the Capstone Office Building, I feel it incumbent to bring to the public's attention some issues regarding the recent city manager's decision to pursue a different location for City Hall than the move to the Capstone Building, which had been previously negotiated before Mr. Johnston arrived on the scene.
The election results are in and like many of you, I watched closely to see if the candidate we supported would advance to the general… Continue reading
I take issue with statements made by a disgruntled past employee of the district Betty M. Stonesiferin.By state law the fire commissioners that are elected… Continue reading
Muttley Crew 4-H Club wants to thank community members and businesses for helping them collect used towels, fleece blankets and pet toys for King County Animal Care and Control shelters. The Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Reber Ranch in Kent and Covington Animal Hospital supported this effort with collection boxes.
In all of the news reports and contract negotiation updates, we’ve heard about the views of both the teacher’s union and the district. But, what about the children? What will happen to them if school does not begin on time on Aug. 31
Citizen believes candidate has been smeared by opponent
I agree that we have a broken education system throughout our state, largely due to issues regarding funding at the state level. In order to counter balance this lack of funding and inequity from the state, we need to better engage all parties and stay at it, until together we discover better local solutions. To remain in this perpetual debate over perspective and consider outdated solutions is a disservice to the community. It's time we throw out the ineffective hand of the past and promise to take the path that provides a safety net for our children.
As a council member with the city of Black Diamond, I want to clarify current Council’s actions regarding the Nestle Waters past proposal in our city and to address statements of council candidate William Saas, who is running for City Council Position No. 4. Mr. Saas stated in the voter pamphlet and on his Web page that “our city was recently in jeopardy of losing much of its pure spring water to a large corporation and most of our citizens were completely unaware.”
I want to comment on a candidate's Web site information and help set the record straight. Glenn Smith's campaign website (www.reelectglenntsmith.com) contains a lot of… Continue reading
This weekend light rail opened for business, all 13.9 miles of it, all 2.3 billion dollars worth. Big whoop.
n the past two months I have had two separate occurrences of theft to my vehicles at the Maple Valley Park and Ride and I would like to raise community awareness to this issue. On May 20 the catalytic converter was sawed off and stolen off my Toyota Pickup.
Though billed as an opinion piece about dangerous dog legislation, the letter, “Think before creating dangerous dog laws,” written by the Humane Society of Seattle’s… Continue reading
No King County resident should be afraid to go for a walk, or let their children play outside, for fear of vicious free-roaming dogs. Tragedies like the elderly woman in SeaTac who was mauled by loose dogs in September are preventable, and should never happen. The knee-jerk reaction to this frightening and dreadful incident, and others like it, has prompted law makers to act out of fear and consider enacting new legislation aimed at dangerous dogs, or even at specific breeds of dogs. This is nonsensical. These legislators fail to take into consideration the fact the state of Washington, and King County specifically, have many laws that would prevent these sorts of tragedies if they were adequately enforced.
I am writing with great concern for the citizens of the of the city of Black Diamond. It has come to my attention that Mrs. Paula Koch-Boyd is running for election to City Council Position No. 4, city of Black Diamond. Recent actions by Mrs. Koch-Boyd suggest that she is not a wise choice for our city.
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify some allegations that were recently made. Firstly, I am honored to be running for seat No. 4 for the Black Diamond City Council. It is very important to me to be a role model to the citizens of Black Diamond as well a role model to my family.