Letters to the Editor

Black Diamond should pay for council member’s defense

Black Diamond should pay for council member’s defense

The city is supposed to insure and indemnify and protect employees and officers

  • Feb 17, 2017
Black Diamond should pay for council member’s defense
Vote Yes on Maple Valley Parks Bond to improve our neighborhoods

Vote Yes on Maple Valley Parks Bond to improve our neighborhoods

Voters have a choice this Valentine’s Day – and it’s not just whether to buy flowers or chocolates

  • Feb 13, 2017
Vote Yes on Maple Valley Parks Bond to improve our neighborhoods

Your free vote – yes or no

If you live in the city limits of Maple Valley you received a ballot from King County Elections

  • Feb 10, 2017
An outsider’s perspective

An outsider’s perspective

I was invited to write an op-ed about the Maple Valley parks bond vote taking place on Feb. 14

  • Feb 9, 2017
An outsider’s perspective
Vote yes on Maple Valley park bond

Vote yes on Maple Valley park bond

Your parks ballot for has arrived- please join me and vote YES for parks in Maple Valley

  • Feb 9, 2017
Vote yes on Maple Valley park bond
Thank you to everyone who helped during illness

Thank you to everyone who helped during illness

I am still recovering from a combined attack of pneumonia and influenza

  • Feb 3, 2017
Thank you to everyone who helped during illness
Parks overcrowded, vote yes on parks bond

Parks overcrowded, vote yes on parks bond

Saturday mornings at Lake Wilderness Park are lovely and crowded from spring through the end of fall

  • Feb 2, 2017
Parks overcrowded, vote yes on parks bond

Bond deserves a second look

Last year the City of Maple Valley had a bond measure on the ballot

  • Jan 29, 2017
School board unanimously endorses bond measure

School board unanimously endorses bond measure

I want to share with our community a decision to endorse the Maple Valley parks and recreation bond

  • Jan 28, 2017
School board unanimously endorses bond measure
Eagles, Pythians, Bell Angels and Fire District 44 Union 3186 adopt families to make a huge difference

Eagles, Pythians, Bell Angels and Fire District 44 Union 3186 adopt families to make a huge difference

November and December 2016 found many families in peril

  • Jan 21, 2017
Eagles, Pythians, Bell Angels and Fire District 44 Union 3186 adopt families to make a huge difference
Maple Valley City Council thanks Councilwoman Linda Johnson

Maple Valley City Council thanks Councilwoman Linda Johnson

On behalf of Maple Valley City Council, I extend our appreciation to Councilor Linda Johnson

  • Jan 20, 2017
Maple Valley City Council thanks Councilwoman Linda Johnson
Mayor is the real problem in Black Diamond

Mayor is the real problem in Black Diamond

Recently Yarrow Bay/Oak Pointe spent money on a favor for the Mayor to file a lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond, which she was glad about. Since when does a mayor welcome a lawsuit against her own city?

  • Dec 30, 2016
Mayor is the real problem in Black Diamond
Thank you, police officers | Letter to the Editor

Thank you, police officers | Letter to the Editor

This week I decided to go to a local coffee shop and give the establishment money to buy coffee for any police officers who might show up that day.

  • Nov 30, 2016
Thank you, police officers | Letter to the Editor
Salvation Army really does make a difference | Thank You

Salvation Army really does make a difference | Thank You

The holidays are here, even if we are not ready for them. A familiar sight will be the Salvation Army bell ringers at various locations around our community.

  • Nov 22, 2016
Salvation Army really does make a difference | Thank You
Trump has country on a precarious ledge | Letter to the Editor

Trump has country on a precarious ledge | Letter to the Editor

There will be some who will criticize and/or be annoyed by these views because they are worn out by the politics. They will say that it is too divisive to put political views out there.

  • Nov 18, 2016
Trump has country on a precarious ledge | Letter to the Editor
Silent majority fed up with corruption | Letter to the Editor

Silent majority fed up with corruption | Letter to the Editor

I think the post-election analysis is very telling: apparently the “Silent Majority” in America had finally had enough and Trump (granted not the best solution) managed to get them riled up enough to stand up and start to roar.

  • Nov 17, 2016
Silent majority fed up with corruption | Letter to the Editor
Give Donald Trump a chance | Letter to the Editor

Give Donald Trump a chance | Letter to the Editor

As you know, recently we elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th president. Donald is a Republican and this signifies a big swing in the government from Democratic to Republican.

  • Nov 16, 2016
Give Donald Trump a chance | Letter to the Editor
Dissing our Black Diamond Police Department | Letter to the Editor

Dissing our Black Diamond Police Department | Letter to the Editor

Council members (Pat)Pepper, (Brian) Weber and (Erika) Morgan are at it again, this time both violating labor law and expressing disrespect for our Black Diamond Police Department.

  • Nov 11, 2016
Dissing our Black Diamond Police Department | Letter to the Editor
Support Proposition 1 on Election Day for school children | Letter to the Editor

Support Proposition 1 on Election Day for school children | Letter to the Editor

I am writing in support of the 2016 Kent School District Bond. If the measure passes, all schools in the Covington area will see needed improvements with the largest of course being a new Covington Elementary School designed to serve the growing Covington community.

  • Oct 31, 2016
Support Proposition 1 on Election Day for school children | Letter to the Editor

Vote yes for Kent School District bond | Letter to the Editor

I am writing this in favor of the Kent School District Capital Improvement andSchool Construction Bond. As a parent of a high school student who has been inKent schools since kindergarten, I have seen my son and his friends grow andlearn from a community of dedicated educational professionals.

  • Oct 28, 2016