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The facts have to be sanitized for a family newspaper. But if people knew what Cal Brown really did to Holly Washa there would be no ambivalence about the death penalty.
By Reps. Pat Sullivan and Geoff SimpsonSpecial to the Covington ReporterYou may have heard that the state Department of Licensing is planning to shut down… Continue reading
When the ribbon was snipped on a new floating bridge connecting Montlake to the eastside in 1963, a toll was collected to pay for its… Continue reading
I have two exciting events to report in the last month since I have been working at the Reporter.First is the paper’s Web site. I… Continue reading
Some tough decisions lie ahead for the Kent School Board.Specifically, where to trim the budget if the district’s state funding is reduced by the anticipated… Continue reading
A few weeks ago, my wife and I were home watching the movie Titanic when she suddenly hit the pause button and said, “I think… Continue reading
Voters here and in the rest of King County are a few days away from completing the change to putting an elected director in charge of the county elections department. Those advocating the switch – including the 56 percent “yes” from voters countywide in last November’s election in favor of revamping the job from a bureaucratic appointee to an elected official – want the position to, as much as possible, be free of partisanship and any related specter of possible political influences in the conduct of elections. Sherril Huff doesn’t seem to get that.
In case you don’t recognize her name, it’s Sherril Huff who is running the King County elections department. Her charge? Make sure elections are run fairly and mistake-free.
Ex-Reporter Newspapers writer was at inauguration
The King County Council recently adopted the 2009 budget. It was the toughest budget in recent memory. A $93 million hole was filled by making tough choices, but the worst is yet to come. On top of these historic cuts, the county executive estimates that 2010 will bring another very large deficit.
I so appreciated Mike West’s column (Jan. 9, “Selfish cell yakkers take advantage of wimpy law”) about people not thinking they need to obey the rule about use of cell phones while driving. How hard can it be to wait five minutes until you are out of your car?