Opinion

Political victory will require some humility, self-awarness

When I was 18, I joined a cult. I joined because I was looking for certainty and security. I didn’t want to make mistakes, so… Continue reading

Choose a summer lawn: go golden or following these water tips

The end of July is when you may decide to stop watering the lawn and allow it to “go golden” or dormant for the summer.… Continue reading

VoteWa is a ‘painful transition’

The men and women responsible for running elections in Washington’s 39 counties are nervous that something, or several, will go awry with the Aug. 6… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2019

Letters to the editor for the week of July 19

Pig Roast fundraiser a success for Black Diamond Dear editor, We want to give a big thanks to the community of Black Diamond for their… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2019

Top tips for a season filled with ripe tomatoes

Holy procrastination! I know you meant to grow tomatoes, herbs and vegetables this summer but maybe you still haven’t planted a thing. There is a… Continue reading

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

Letters to the editor for the week of July 12

Resident lends support to local candidate Dear editor, I met Covington City Council member Sean Smith probably around the summer of 2017, when I was… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Goodbye to Gleigh

Living with Gleigh’s last column

Keep up on your gardening to-do list

Time to manage your garden before July

An untitled experience

Local poet shares work around #MeToo

  • Jun 29, 2019

Seaosns wait for no woman

Living with Gleigh

Standing up to sexual assault – A letter to our Renton community

Earlier this month, we all learned about a sexual assault that took place in downtown Renton, a part of the city King County Sexual Assault… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2019

Stop and smell the perennials

Check out these events Molbak’s Woodville presents “Small Space Gardens and Decorationg Balconies, Decks” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. No registration is needed… Continue reading

Letters to the editor for the week of June 21

Company fills in the gaps Dear editor, The Black Diamond Community Center’s north end parking lot had potholes as deep as the Grand Canyon. Senior… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

Hysteria-ectomy

Living with Gleigh

Logan Kantola, 9, from Tahoma Elementary School, says “All I wear is tie-dye.”
                                Photo courtesy of D’Ann Tedford.

Tie-dye for Pride

Local and Seattle parades foster interest in tie-dye clothing

  • Jun 16, 2019
Logan Kantola, 9, from Tahoma Elementary School, says “All I wear is tie-dye.”
                                Photo courtesy of D’Ann Tedford.

Separate the rotten from the ripe

Community pages can do better to spread information, and not libel

  • Jun 15, 2019

Time to fertilize your potted plants

It’s second / third week of June and your annual plants such as petunias, marigolds and coleus may need fertilizing this week, especially if they… Continue reading

I have a vision

Living with Gleigh

Photo by D’Ann Tedford 
                                Senior Softball Manager and Coach Gene Tuffs holds a softball, a slow pitch bat and a tennis racquet signed by Billie Jean King. Judi Kloss, an assistant coach, handed out basketballs to those along the Maple Valley Days parade route.

Parade catches senior gifts

Wielding bats, balls, gloves and a huge array of enough sports equipment to stock a store, Maple Valley Merchants Plus scored “an astonishing success” in… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019
Photo by D’Ann Tedford 
                                Senior Softball Manager and Coach Gene Tuffs holds a softball, a slow pitch bat and a tennis racquet signed by Billie Jean King. Judi Kloss, an assistant coach, handed out basketballs to those along the Maple Valley Days parade route.