Opinion

Letter to the editor

Reader says candidates are not stating facts Dear editor, I have been reading the voter pamphlet statements by the people running for Covington City Council… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

 

Letters to the editor for the week of Oct. 4

Reader excited over downtown Covington plans Dear editor, As someone who worked at the old Covington Elementary, it’s exciting to read this historic site will… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

 

The Mayor’s Corner

Making Covington streets a fiscal priority

  • Oct 4, 2019

 

Letters to the editor for the week of Sept. 13

Reader wants Congress’s support for Alzheimer’s Dear editor, Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t strike just the elderly. The 200,000 Americans diagnosed with dementia before age 65 also… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2019

The Mayor’s corner

Budget season, pedestrian improvements and general election on the horizon in Covington this fall

  • Sep 8, 2019

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 30

Reader suggests ways to bring more news coverage to Maple Valley

  • Sep 3, 2019

From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?

You’ve all heard the phrase, “chickens coming home to roost.” You may know not the origin of the phrase. It’s from a more rural time… Continue reading

Recognize abuse of power

Community members can work together to recognize sexual assault

  • Aug 23, 2019

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

The fourth week of August is time to reset for the coming fall season in the garden. Garden centers and nurseries will soon be stocking… Continue reading

Where to place the blame for mass shootings

Who do you blame for the mass killings in Dayton and El Paso? If you’re a Democrat, you blame the National Rifle Association (NRA) and… Continue reading

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 16

Reader worries about America’s healthcare system Dear editor, No one who has recently had to receive medical care should have to deal with the added… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Don’t forget to water your oasis

The third week of August is when water worries really start to flood the list of gardening chores. The secret to a well-watered landscape is… Continue reading

It’s a transition, not an ending

I don’t remember a time in my journalism career when the industry was stable and calm. Journalism is naturally fast-paced and ever changing. But in… Continue reading

Where to place the blame for mass shootings

Who do you blame for the mass killings in Dayton and El Paso? If you’re a Democrat, you blame the National Rifle Association (NRA) and… Continue reading

An announcement for our long-time readers

Dear readers, The Reporter has proudly covered the communities of Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond since 2005. We appreciate the opportunity to chronicle life… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

VoteWA didn’t disappoint, voters did

How can we get more voters to the primaries?

  • Aug 15, 2019

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 9

Reader says think before voting for Initiative 976 Dear editor, Initiative 976 is another one of Tim Eyman’s initiatives that people better think really hard… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2019

Seeking truth in a world often waging war against honesty

Trust: “Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence… Continue reading

Travel the world’s gardens in one day

Local garden outlet features plants from many countries

Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers

August is one of the driest months in Western Washington and dry weather can attract deer to your home landscape. The over population of our… Continue reading