By Susannah Vavra I am a mother with a daughter attending school in the Clover Park School District and am writing in support of the CPSD replacement levy. I have always wanted quality instruction for our daughter and future students including reduced class sizes, adequate instructional materials, and the best educational staff to support student […]
Kimberly Hutchings, Springbrook In the past two years, I have been doing whatever I could to help the residents in my community. My community is Springbrook. Some of you will know it by “Chocolate City”. What I have learned is every Homeless person has a story. Here’s mine.
The Tillicum Crushers – the 9-and-10-year-olds all from Tillicum Elementary School’s third-and-fourth-grades – will have brand new uniforms this season with a big, bold letter ‘C’ on the cap. Far more than the name of the team is what the letter signifies illustrated by the day many, many years ago that my then-little-daughter and I […]
By Jackie Wilson There were never any ‘Proposed Land Usage’ permits displayed, ‘Public Notice’ boards, or ANY information to allow the public to weigh in on the fate of the building.The Lake City Elementary School building was designed in 1914 by Tacoma architect and Lake City resident Ambrose Russell. Russell designed other such iconic structures […]
Sarah Leach, Lakewood I am a mother with three children in the Clover Park School District. I also am a substitute teacher for CPSD. I am writing in support of the CPSD replacement levy.
It’s an old scraggly, stark-naked tree, not a leaf on any of its many – and most decidedly – dead branches. Like the twisted, gnarly and bony fingers of what remains of a skeletal hand thrusting claws up through the soil which our mom was fond of placing about the yard at Halloween, the solo […]
By Beth Elliott, DuPont I read with great dismay in The News Tribune that the military is going to allow the testing of HIMARS at JBLM despite the dozens of letters and public comments provided voicing opposition to the proposal. According to the article the voices of oppositions far out-weighted those in favor of the […]
An open letter to Governor Jay Inslee by Laurie Lawhon, Lakewood, WA Washington state is positioning itself to become the industrial underbelly of the United States. You have stood for undoing industrial disasters, such as the radiation at Hanford. Now there are two projects coming up, that could well create industrial disasters. Washington currently enjoys a […]
The little guy was standing at third base. Seven years old. His fellow teammate at the plate had swung furiously at the first two pitches. And missed. I knelt down on my knees in the third base coaches’ box and leaned out over the chalk line that fairly shouted ‘proceed no further,’ and spoke as […]
By Paige and Jeff Hansen, Lakewood We are the parents of two children in the Clover Park School District. We are writing in support of the CPSD replacement levy. We want quality instruction for our children and future students, including up-to-date technology and the best educational staff to support student learning.