By JOHN CARLSON At year’s end, an intriguing political irony has emerged: The Democrats won the national and local elections,…
As a mother-owned business, I know what a new, warm pair of pajamas can mean to any child during winter. But for a foster child who may be in a brand new situation during the holiday season, with none of his or her own belongings, it means tremendously more.
My partner and I saw a report a couple of days ago on the impact of the Green River Bridge closure at Black Diamond on the Krain Corner Inn on the corner of Southeast 400th Street and Black Diamond-Enumclaw Road in the outskirts of Enumclaw. KING 5 TV reported that Krain Corner Inn is struggling to survive, as their customers have dropped to a quarter of normal. We live in Maple Valley and had the idea for our community to put together a morning “Save the Inn” breakfast adventure to Krain Corner Inn. Twenty-five people from our community caravanned over the Black Diamond detour (a beautiful drive going past Flaming Geyser Park) and had a wonderful time socializing and enjoying the wonderful breakfasts at the Inn. We will make it a regular outing now and would like to suggest to the people of Covington and Maple Valley that the detours set up to go around the bridge outtage take you right past the Inn, and it is a great way to help save the Inn.
On Nov. 16, the Seattle Times launched a three-part investigative series, titled “Culture of Resistance,” regarding the protocols of Washington hospitals to control MRSA – Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an antibiotic-resistant form of the common staph germ.
Law enforcement is vital to the public’s sense of security, not to mention in those hopefully rare occasions when an individual actually needs an officer at a moment’s notice. And a county fair is important for its own unique reasons.
There are several ways to look at the currently losing struggle to keep State Route 169’s Green River Bridge near Black Diamond open to traffic. One is more important than all the rest combined, and that’s the public’s safety.
In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about King County’s $93 million budget deficit and County Executive Ron Sims’ “life boat” strategy. Mr. Sims has proposed that some essential programs, such as public safety and human services, be funded for six months with the hope that the Legislature will grant new taxing authority to bail out King County.