By David Anderson, Tillicum What character are you going to be for Halloween – monster, vampire, witch, werewolf, ghost, or just a regular creep? How about going as “truth” or “(environmental) justice”? The truth – about how Camp Murray’s gate could have been permitted by City of Lakewood staff to be relocated in such a […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle Approximately 800 children die and 152,000 children are injured traveling to and from school each year. I will never forget the pedestrian fatality scene I investigated involving a young student killed in a cross walk. One of my jobs, that day, was to take the graphic color photographs of […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum From “Occupy Wall Street” to Every Street – even Lakewood’s streets, and those of Tillicum and DuPont; from the rutted-roads of Rwanda to the airy mountainous heights of Afghanistan and its arid desert wastelands, chaos can reign anytime two volatile, combustible ingredients come together – leadership that is AWOL, and values […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle Back in about 1925 there was big trouble on the Puyallup Valley hop farms. That’s right, hops for beer. That is the kind of trouble that can strike fear in the hearts of any dedicated beverage imbiber. Disease struck the crops that Pioneer Ezra Meeker had promoted as a […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle I have written multiple articles on the Community Art Wall inside Starbucks located at 6040 Main St SW in our Towne Center. For several days I noticed a new art display, but I did not take a close look. I could tell it was artwork, produced by students, probably […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum When it is clear that our voice matters not; when our protests fall on deaf ears; when we are led to believe “mounting community opposition” may well have an influence on the outcome but, as it turns out, the resounding vocal and written opposition affects the decision minimally if at all, […]
Story & photo – Joseph Boyle Oh boy! More Books. That’s right, a person just can’t own enough books. I love books. These books are easy to buy for tiny money, too. FRIENDS of Lakewood Library host the Fall Used Book Sale.
By David Anderson, Tillicum As there are two rails that make a train track, and a two-way street that provides directional choices, so listening and responding would appear to be integral to good communication. Not in Lakewood.
By David Anderson, Tillicum No, it didn’t happen. But it could. Camp Murray wants a new gate accessed through the residential streets of Tillicum. But Camp Murray is the crucial emergency life-line to the entire State of Washington serving as the home of the Emergency Operations Center. With the news out of the Pentagon September […]