Opinion

Recognize abuse of power

Recognize abuse of power

Community members can work together to recognize sexual assault

  • Aug 23, 2019
Recognize abuse of power
This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

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

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest
Where to place the blame for mass shootings

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

Where to place the blame for mass shootings
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 16

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
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 16
Don’t forget to water your oasis

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

Don’t forget to water your oasis
It’s a transition, not an ending

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

It’s a transition, not an ending
Where to place the blame for mass shootings

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

Where to place the blame for mass shootings
An announcement for our long-time readers

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
An announcement for our long-time readers
VoteWA didn’t disappoint, voters did

VoteWA didn’t disappoint, voters did

How can we get more voters to the primaries?

  • Aug 15, 2019
VoteWA didn’t disappoint, voters did
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 9

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
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 9

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

Travel the world’s gardens in one day

Local garden outlet features plants from many countries

Travel the world’s gardens in one day
Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers

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

Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers
July was tough month for Eyman

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
July was tough month for Eyman
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 2

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
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 2
The privilege of easy voting should make everyone participate

The privilege of easy voting should make everyone participate

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

The privilege of easy voting should make everyone participate
Political victory will require some humility, self-awarness

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

Political victory will require some humility, self-awarness
Choose a summer lawn: go golden or following these water tips

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

Choose a summer lawn: go golden or following these water tips
VoteWa is a ‘painful transition’

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
VoteWa is a ‘painful transition’
Letters to the editor for the week of July 19

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
Letters to the editor for the week of July 19