- About Us
- Local Savings
- Green Editions
- Legal Notices
- Weekly Ads
Connect with Us
Today officials from Pierce County, The City of Bonney Lake and Newland Communities, developer of the Tehaleh community, celebrated the completion of a $7.7 million extension of 198th Avenue East near Bonney Lake to help ease local traffic.
Community Events, July 2016
Yesterday Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged 55 year old Mark Kevin Tolson with one count of felony harassment and one count of malicious harassment, which is Washington's hate crime. Bail is set at $80,000.00.
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin resonates more than 240 years after it was uttered. The irony of Old Ben's observation is that many people in our era act and speak with such certitude, especially in regard to religion and politics.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn knows school districts use local levies to pay teachers and principals because they don't get enough money from the state to offer competitive salaries.
Today, I filed a lawsuit against seven school districts, demanding that they stop using special levies to pay supplemental contracts for teachers. This is not a step I want to take. But four years after McCleary v. Washington, the Legislature has failed to provide adequate education funding and it has failed to create an equitable funding system.