Opinion

I fully support Sen. Joe Fain, he deserves your vote

I fully support Sen. Joe Fain, he deserves your vote

Sen. Joe Fain has been and continues to be an active member of our community. During his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to address the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018
I fully support Sen. Joe Fain, he deserves your vote
Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong

Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong

The Black Diamond Community Center’s 27th annual fundraising Dinner Auction, held Oct. 6, was a great success. All money made from this event, almost $37,000… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2018
Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong
Despite booming state economy, expect higher taxes

Despite booming state economy, expect higher taxes

Writing the next state budget is going to be a taxing experience. Figuratively and actually. That’s the distinct impression Gov. Jay Inslee left in a… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018
Despite booming state economy, expect higher taxes
I-1631 raises the gas tax, a lot

I-1631 raises the gas tax, a lot

Misleadingly titled the “Carbon Emissions Fee Measure,” Initiative 1631 will actually eventually cost taxpayers in Washington state nearly $1,000 extra per year. According to the… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2018
I-1631 raises the gas tax, a lot
False rape allegations are not the problem to address

False rape allegations are not the problem to address

Our president said it’s a very scary time to be a man in America right now. Boy, I’m glad he told us — I wouldn’t… Continue reading

False rape allegations are not the problem to address
Kavanaugh hearings and the general election

Kavanaugh hearings and the general election

Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.

Kavanaugh hearings and the general election
These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington be on par with the pay… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018
These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials
‘Keep in mind what is ultimately at stake’

‘Keep in mind what is ultimately at stake’

A recent letter writer expressed surprise that a Democratic PAC is spending money locally to oppose Dino Rossi (the letter titled “Democratic PAC spreading false… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2018
‘Keep in mind what is ultimately at stake’
Think twice before voting in November

Think twice before voting in November

In the interest of fair play (and equal time) it is time to stand up and repudiate “Dr.” Kim Schrier and the powerful out-of-state PAC… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2018
Think twice before voting in November
Every election uses political warfare tactics

Every election uses political warfare tactics

Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.

Every election uses political warfare tactics
City council proposes sales tax increase on ballot

City council proposes sales tax increase on ballot

We all know that roads in Covington are not in the best shape. With the rapid growth we’ve been seeing and what is still to… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018
City council proposes sales tax increase on ballot
Now is the time to support the Land and Water Fund

Now is the time to support the Land and Water Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is one of America’s most successful conservation programs. Established in 1964, LWCF supported the protection of millions of… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018
Now is the time to support the Land and Water Fund
School is back in session, let KCLS help

School is back in session, let KCLS help

It is fall and a busy time for teachers, students and parents. It is also a great time to remind residents that King County Library… Continue reading

School is back in session, let KCLS help
Inslee campaigning like he’s on the ballot

Inslee campaigning like he’s on the ballot

Republicans may find votes in making the election a referendum of the Democratic governor’s agenda.

  • Oct 3, 2018
Inslee campaigning like he’s on the ballot
Thank you city of Covington

Thank you city of Covington

Well done, city crews, on street flooding Thanks to the city of Covington for fixing the street flooding on Wax Road. Thanks to the manager… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2018
Thank you city of Covington
Living in the age of the political double-standard

Living in the age of the political double-standard

The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading

Living in the age of the political double-standard
Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi

Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi

I am really surprised at the huge ad campaign running on TV and in the mail against local candidate Dino Rossi. If you base your… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2018
Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi
Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi

Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi

I am really surprised at the huge ad campaign running on TV and in the mail against local candidate Dino Rossi. If you base your… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018
Democrat PAC spreading false statements on Rossi
Living in an era where emotions, opinions outweigh facts

Living in an era where emotions, opinions outweigh facts

“In this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire” (Oxford Dictionaries.com). What is post-truth? According to… Continue reading

Living in an era where emotions, opinions outweigh facts
Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the Postal Service for delivering them.

  • Sep 19, 2018
Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time