Opinion

Ticking time bombs

Last month, Kenneth Demone Sims, a convicted sex offender from Renton, was charged with three counts of rape.

  • Aug 19, 2008

Better too much than not enough

Covington had a nice problem to solve last week: One open seat on the City Council, and five people who wanted to fill it.

  • Aug 18, 2008

County would work fine without partisan leaders

Next week’s primary election isn’t exactly a barn-burner, as many races only have two candidates, at best. Most candidates will move on to the general election. Still there is an issue on the ballot that deserves attention.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Don and Kelli Reiter led a recruitment event at Covington Library July 22 for prospective trainers of guide dogs for blind people.

Reader Feedback

Let’s hear from people in power

  • Aug 15, 2008
Don and Kelli Reiter led a recruitment event at Covington Library July 22 for prospective trainers of guide dogs for blind people.

If you were me, these would be your choices for judge

Judicial elections are different from all other elections in Washington. First, if one of the candidates gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, he or she automatically wins the race and won’t appear on the November ballot. And second, most people don’t learn as much about the candidates as they want to know.

  • Aug 15, 2008

City, musicians getting results

Thumbs up to the Covington City Council and the officials at City Hall for their attentiveness and diligence on a subject that most people only think of in retrospect: How the downtown should grow and eventually look.

  • Aug 15, 2008

Something’s not right with how our tax dollars reach fire departments

Well, at a time when there are big layoffs, the cost of gas is going through the roof, the cost of groceries is out of sight, the governor is making toll roads out of I-5 and I-405, and with Highway 167 losing it’s HOV lane to only the people that can afford to buy a special permit, I find that merely asking for more money is pompous and out of touch with people struggling to pay their utilities and keep food on the table.

  • Aug 13, 2008

Reader Feedback

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful front-page publicity (June 28, “What’s new?”), and I loved the caption and title you added. We’ve had several people call and e-mail with interest to visit, and they are all commenting on the Reporter article and how cute the front-page photo was. Please pass on to photographer Charles Cortes the interest he has sparked and what a great job he did.

  • Aug 12, 2008

Psst: There’s an election Aug. 19

Will voters remember there’s an election this month?

  • Aug 6, 2008

King County budget crisis puts public health services in peril

In 1954, a cholera epidemic struck London, England. Thousands of people were dying and no one could determine the cause. Doctors were stumped as deathly ill adults and children filed into the overcrowded hospitals.

  • Aug 5, 2008
Jan Wright

‘Fairy Tales’ support produced a happy ending for library guild

“Fairy Tales” is the name of the beautiful quilt Fran Woods, a Maple Valley Library Guild member, was kind enough to donate to the guild so that we could raffle it off. Proceeds from the raffle will augment the programming for children, teens and adult patrons of the Maple Valley Library.

  • Aug 2, 2008
Jan Wright

Turnabout is fair play in the ‘Gregoire recession’

All big elections are about two issues: Peace and prosperity.

  • Aug 2, 2008

Take that, you gypsy moths

Bloodthirsty mosquitoes aren’t the only evil-doers in the insect family that can put a damper on what’s left of our summer. There’s also the gypsy moth.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Let’s take on the danger of drowsy driving

In the early-morning hours of July 18, 2006, an 18-year-old Issaquah woman made a series of personal choices. These choices brought near-death and lifelong pain to our daughter, Mora Haggerty Shaw.

  • Jul 26, 2008

Kent School District faces budget the same as a family does

The Kent School District’s Board of Directors, administration and staff are committed to providing the best educational experience possible to successfully prepare our children for their future.

  • Jul 25, 2008
Bears like this one that stray into the Covington and Maple Valley areas are trapped humanely and returned to the wild.

Doing right by wild neighbors

When a bear goes over the mountain, it sometimes ends up where it – and the people it encounters – wish it wasn’t. Thankfully, the state Fish and Wildlife Department takes a humane and reasoned approach to corralling bears, a point that was driven home by a Reporter Newspapers report last Wednesday.

  • Jul 25, 2008
Bears like this one that stray into the Covington and Maple Valley areas are trapped humanely and returned to the wild.

New countywide landlord law helps fight druggies

Recently, you may have heard about two of my favorite constituents, Tom and Florence Pruitt. Florence has become infamous around these parts for her remarks that drug dealers “moved across the street from the wrong grandma.” These words capped off a very successful press event where I, along with the Pruitts and Sheriff Sue Rahr, announced new legislation targeting drug homes in unincorporated King County.

  • Jul 22, 2008

Gotta love the local free parking

Lots of things make Covington and Maple Valley better cities than such stalwarts as Seattle, Boston, San Francisco and New York City – one of which is that you don’t have to pay to park your car here.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Fat-free comes with a heavy price in our communities

A recent study underscores the fact that good health isn’t just a matter of personal choice for Americans. It’s tied – in some cases, painfully so - to income levels and geography.

  • Jul 18, 2008

Forum

As community representatives, we, the residents in the Fouir Corners neighborhood, do not believe that the information provided by Puget Sound Energy to address community concerns over current sub-station site selection, alternative site locations and affects on property value are adequate, relevant and-or accurate.

  • Jul 18, 2008