Submitted by Barbara Carrell I was very disappointed and a bit shocked to see drivers going past a stop sign on a school bus as children were exiting. I was on the opposite side of the street. Drivers on the opposite side of a school bus are also to stop. Of course, there were no police […]
The red-white-and-blue 18-foot home-made plywood runabout was sinking. First among the clues was the sluggishness of the steering. Wallowing among the slight depressions between the waves rather than cutting a course straight on, his pride-and-joy was becoming less and less responsive.
Lakewood city government leaders want the Clover Park School District’s Board and Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) to hurry up and decide to do what all apparently say is inevitable: demolish and relocate Woodbrook Middle School.
One of my wife’s favorite reasons to watch TV is the Antiques Roadshow – “part history lesson, part treasure hunt.” I admit that seeing the appraiser’s estimate of the prized possession – and the resulting flabbergasted expression on the face of the owner – for the keepsake that had been hidden away in the attic […]
The excerpts below come from a weather alert linked here that my sister, who lives just over a sand-dune from the ocean in Long Beach, WA, has been tracking. She’s coming to stay with us here in Tillicum. Even so, last time we had such severe weather, many in our Tillicum community had to cut […]
All beavers, unlike many bureaucrats, are known for sagacity: “foresight, discernment, or keen perception; ability to make good judgments.” That’s why RIP is so wrong, RIP referencing Lakewood’s Rental Inspection Program, or Rental Housing Safety Program as it is wont to be known. RIP is audacious but not sagacious.
Famed author of children’s books and poetry Frederick Ogden Nash said of our venerable forebears, “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” Most fortunately for young 12-year-old Don Podraza the opposite was true.
Does walking or biking the trails going through our neighborhoods require proof of local residency? Our taxes pay for them so the answer is no. Enjoying an afternoon digging for razor clams along the Washington coast, other than a license permit and a shovel, is there some other elite group membership required? No, as citizens […]
By Deryl McCarty, South Hill The TNT endorsed Pat McCarthy for State Auditor. Why? Because (1) We need to keep a “253” voice at state; (2) Pat ran a pretty good Auditor shop; and (3) her County Exec time has been notably free of corruption and contention (except for the county office building and suing-her-own-citizens disasters.) […]
That the City Council of University Place (UP) is considering marijuana (MJ) is not unlike adding NaOCl to C3H80. It’s an explosive mix not a financial fix. According to reporter Brynn Grimley’s Tacoma News Tribune (TNT) article (Sept.20), “City Attorney Steve Victor previously recommended the council overturn its 2-year-old ban on the sale, production and […]