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.
I would like to comment on a stretch of our road between State Route 169 and Southeast Wax Road and…
By CHRIS DAVIES and DEBBIE STRAUS Our state’s education funding system is broken, woefully archaic, and in need of dramatic…
How fast a swimmer is Chelsea Bailey? Just maybe fast enough to be in the Olympics in the not-too-distant future….
No one can claim that development of the Legacy Site in Maple Valley has gone too fast. In fact, it…
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.
Item: For the second time in four months, voters reject Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety’s levy request.
Why are old expressions old? Because human experience keeps validating them. A few timeless slogans explain why what happened, happened in the 2008 elections:
By JASON MERCIER Imagine the following scenario: It’s the day after the election and you open the morning paper to…
By BOB ROEGNER Nationally, the Democratic blue wave of change proved to be real as it swamped everything Republican in…
Being a third-generation 4-H member and leader, I am shocked at how King County has treated the 4-H program and now wants to eliminate it altogether.
Thank you for printing my letter regarding the “horseshoe” of Jenkins Creek west of State Route 18, affectionately known to the Covington City Council as the Notch (Oct. 4, “The ‘Notch’ should be protected, not paved”).
One thing about economics: Like time and the weather, it plays no favorites.
The laws of economics are rigid. Abide by them and you’ll do fine. Violate them and you will suffer, whether you earn $20,000 a year or $20 million.
The country’s financial sector has been rocked, and the country has now entered a recession. How do you get out of a serious recession? Let’s first remember how we got out of the last one.
Every time I turn around, it seems another politician has his hand in my pocket. It’s like they think there’s some kind of bottomless well there and as long as I still have pockets, they can keep pumping the well. Bad news, guys, there’s only lint in there and as it is, I had to rent that. There has got to be someone who has my priorities in mind.
Initiative mogul Tim Eyman says that his new ballot measure, Initiative 985, is all about fixing traffic congestion. But unlike, say, meat, there is no USDA inspection for ballot initiatives. Initiatives’ marketing claims aren’t monitored by the Better Business Bureau. No truth-in-advertising restraints apply.
Today’s edition of the Reporter is the last of our Saturday print publications. It also is the second of three important milestones in our change to a once-a-week schedule.
Most people, regardless of their political beliefs or stances on America’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, support the troops. It goes almost without saying. But it’s said a lot at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, whose members also put action behind their words.
King County is facing the largest budget shortfall in its history. As the budget leadership team for the County Council, we believe there are several belt-tightening moves we can take now to help close that gap – the same tough choices that are being made by millions of households nationwide.