“Home associations that once protected residents now prey on them,” read the August 3, 2016 headline in the Kansas City Star. Author Judy L. Thomas describes some of the highlights – or perhaps more appropriately the lowlights – of home associations gone bad.
My name is Asha, I’m a 17-year-old student living in Tacoma and have been enjoying the Washington State Fair for several years now. This fair is right around the corner, and I plan to take my family. However, I have grown increasingly aware of the exploitation of animals in “sports” such as mutton busting, which […]
The French have a proverb: “Bonne renommee vaut mieux que ceinture doree.” Loosely translated the meaning is, “A good name is better than gold.” A good name. Is that a never-rock-the-boat name? An accept-the-status-quo name? An aversion to calling-power-to-account name? A go-along-to-get-along name?
“The current wave of regulations being considered . . . (among them) telling landlords who they must rent their property to . . .” leads Shiftwa.org (Aug.22, 2016) to conclude Seattle’s “liberal leaders’ ‘progressive’ reforms are becoming synonymous with Soviet-style regulations.” With its Rental Inspection Program (RIP), Ordinance 644, passed 6-1 August 1, 2016, Lakewood’s […]
The claw hovers over the cute little stuffed toy hamster. Descending via joy-stick control, the claw pinchers close around the hamster’s head, snatching him away from his friends, fetching him closer and closer to dangle over the chute serving as the exit that will permanently extricate him from his enclosed glass prison to enter a […]
By James Leet These are confusing times for youth when it comes to Marijuana. A schedule 1 drug, that’s medicine, that’s federally illegal, legal in Washington, but not legally sold here in Lakewood. I’m even confused. There are a ton of places youth hear messages about Marijuana. Whether it’s from their friends, parents, police, researchers, “High […]
It’s a game I sometimes play with groups of youth: flipping a coin after announcing the rules – ‘heads I win, tails you lose.’ Hand after hand goes up to win the quarter (nickel, dime, penny, whatever I have in my pocket). Nobody ever wins, only me.
Yes. Three reasons. Reason #1: Lakewood’s rental inspection program does not appear to be included in the list of exceptions.
There’s of course not enough detergent to clean – much less clothesline to hang – all the dirty laundry that seems an appropriate analogy to describe what’s wrong with the U.S. (and us, for that matter) but here’s just two quick examples from recent headlines: “A former Stanford University swimmer gets a six-month jail sentence […]
If going the extra mile is commendatory, and it is, then this that follows is a story of a law enforcement agency whose members climbed the summit. Four years ago, an engraved headstone was found in a ditch alongside a highway in Lewis County. Every effort made to properly locate the baby’s memorial marker was unsuccessful.