Opinion

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

July was tough month for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

  • Aug 4, 2019

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 2

Covington reader calls for impeachment Dear editor, I was perfectly willing to wait for the Mueller report and get a better sense of the case… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2019

The privilege of easy voting should make everyone participate

Don’t forget to vote by Election Day, Aug. 6

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