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Last Thursday’s four-hour Black Diamond City Council meeting left tempers hot and questions unanswered as the council approved a myriad of new meeting rules and regulations. The new rules include reducing the number of standing council committees from five to three, removing the number restriction that allowed no more than two council members on a council committee, broadening the powers of the mayor pro tempore and electing a council president. The rules, known as Resolution 16-1069, were approved by coun-

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changes are to see what we can do about combating the problems that citizens saw in their communication with the city itself.” Pat Pepper Deady and Edelman were vocally against the rule changes, along with City Attorney Carol Morris, who warned council members that adopting the rules could open the city, and individual council members, to being sued. “Those council members chose to go counter to both the insurance pool’s concerns and the attorney’s issues with what they were trying

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cil members Erika Morgan, Brian Weber and Pat Pepper. Council members Janie Edelman and Tamie Deady voted no. The rules were written by Pepper and Morgan and were going to be introduced during a special meeting on Jan. 12, but the meeting was cancelled. According to Morgan, Weber and Pepper, the new rules are intended to encourage and increase public participation in how the city is run. “The public is possibly disdainfully listened to. Their input isn’t incorporated into legislation, mainly because people don’t have enough imagination to see how that can be done,” Morgan said during a Friday phone interview. “A lot of those rule

to pull,” Edelman said during a phone interview Friday. “I think it’s dangerous. It’s putting the city at risk. It’s putting the City Council Brian Weber at risk.” Although the new rules were passed, Morgan stated they were “imperfect” and the council should take the time to go over the rules and make revisions during future workshops. Morgan, Weber and Pepper passed Resolution 16-1072 Thursday, which calls for the council to review

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Ballots were mailed to voters in the Sumner, White River and Carbonado school districts last week, each asking for millions of dollars and containing promises of improved educational facilities. Also included in each package was a voters’ pamphlet, explaining what each district plans to do with the money, should the bond measures be approved. Ballots are to be returned by Election Day, Feb. 9. In each case, it will take a 60 percent show of support for the bond request to be approved. Here’s rundown of the three local ballot measures.

Sumner School District: what’s proposed

The biggest request is being made by the largest local district, which counts two high schools and three middle schools among its roster of facilities.

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According to the official voters’ pamphlet the bond money would: “build a new elementary school and early learning center, replace Emerald Hills Elementary School, expand and modernize Sumner High School, expand Bonney Lake High School and Mountain View Middle School, and make middle school field and District-wide safety and security improvements.” Bond supporters note that schools in Sumner and Bonney Lake are already exceeding capacity and another 2,000-plus students are anticipated during the next decade.

Sumner School District: financial impacts

The district is asking for $145.6 million to be collected, in the form of property taxes, during a 20-year span. If passed, property taxes would

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East Pierce Fire and Rescue propose April levy lift By Ray Still Assistant Editor

Faced with a tight budget and an ever-increasing number of emergency calls, East Pierce Fire and Rescue commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 19 to place an emergency medical services levy lid lift measure on the April 26 ballot. Washington voters approved the EMS levy in 2011, allowing fire districts to tax 50 cents for every $1,000 in assessed property value. The district wants the EMS levy lid to be lifted because taxpayers are no longer paying the full levy amount due to climbing property rates. According to Washington Administrative Code 458-19-060, the EMS levy is subject to the same 1

percent growth limit as other property taxes, including the annual property tax that cities renew during the budget season. However, property rates have risen faster than 1 percent every year, meaning the levy rate has been reduced accordingly to balance the equation and max out growth at 1 percent. In 2015, the EMS levy rate was reduced to 46.3 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, and was furthered lowered to 44.7 cents this year. Lifting the levy lid will reset the levy to its full amount of 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. Home and land owners with a total of $250,000 in assessed property value will pay $1.25 more per month in property taxes, or $15 a year.

For every additional $100,000 in assessed value, taxpayers can expect to pay 50 cents more per month, or $6 more per year. The 6-cents boost in the levy will provide East Pierce Fire and Rescue with close to $620,000, money “we can sorely use,” East Pierce Fire Chief Bud Backer said during the last commissioners meeting. The department plans to use the boost in tax revenue to train a fifth medic unit in the Milton and Edgewood area, offset rising supply and equipment costs and cover election costs, Backer said. The levy lift will only reset the levy for 2017 – starting in 2018, the EMS levy may be reduced again due to the 1 percent growth limit.

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hoarding tendencies, said Baker and Bob Riler, Aging and Disability Resources Some people came to community outreach spefind out what resources cialist. “That’s 2 to 5 perwere available in the coun- cent of the population, ty. Other came to help a which doesn’t sound huge family member, or two, or until you put it in perspecthree. But tive that it’s e v e r y o n e “That first thing I get about one who went in twenty to Pierce when I get a phone individuals,” C o u n t y ’ s call is, ‘I’m not like Baker said. presentation It is estion hoard- those people on TV’. mated that ing came What you see on TV is there are away learn345,000 complete and utter ing how vast people with the mental squalor, and that is not h o a r d disorder can what we are talking ing tenbe, and that dencies in they were about.” Washington not alone. Terina Baker, a l o n e , T h e Cutter Cutters a l t h o u g h c ou nt y ’s Baker and Aging and Riler said Disability Resources pre- hoarding tendencies often sented “Hoarding: The go under reported, someHidden Problem Exposed” times due to a fear of being Jan. 20 at the Sumner compared to the stereolibrary with Terina Baker, types seen on reality TV. founder of Clutter Cutters. The purpose of the presentation was not only to provide accurate informaAccording to Baker and tion about hoarding tendencies and resources for Riler, there is a big difthose affected, but to also ference between collectcombat the misinforma- ing, a normal and comtion spread in the media, mon human behavior, and especially reality TV hoarding. They defined collectshows like “Hoarders” and ing as the acquisition, and “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” “That first thing I get eventual disposal, of items. when I get a phone call is, It’s often an organized ‘I’m not like those people activity and special care is on TV,” Baker said. “What taken to keep the collecyou see on TV is complete tion tidy. In contrast, hoarding and utter squalor, and that is the acquisition of items is not what we are talking without the disposal, and is about.” Between 1.4 to 2 million often much less organized people across the U.S. have than a regular collection. Telltale differences Assistant editor

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how bad their situation is, Baker explained. Instead, many people with hoarding tendencies rely on various, and inventive, thought processes to explain their situation to others. Some of the excuses Baker and Riler have ran into include sentimentality, a fear of forgetting (information, memories, etc.) and that what they have will eventually become of some use to them or some-

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Changing council leadership

The majority of the rule changes shifted many powers from Mayor Carol Benson to the rest of the council, or to Mayor Pro Tempore Morgan and the Council President Pepper, who was elected during the meeting. Under the new rules, the mayor no longer has the power to appoint council members to the remaining three council standing committees. Instead, committee members are elected by a majority vote of the council. The mayor also no longer holds the power to appoint council representatives to intergovernmental councils, boards and committees; that power is again reserved by a majority vote. At first glance, it seems like the mayor is no longer able to cast a tie-breaking vote in some city issues, as section 8.4 has been completely removed from the rules. However, section 7.2.4 remains in the code and still outlines the mayor’s right to cast tie breaking votes. The reason section 8.4 was

At these council committee meetings, when you take final action, there’s nothing left to do. It doesn’t come back to the council because you’ve already acted on it… a ‘do-pass’ on a resolution by three council members means that the resolution passed.” Carol Morris Black Diamond City Attorney

Additionally, any three members of the council can now vote to cancel a meeting, given that proper notice was given to the City Clerk, a power that was held only by the mayor (or pro tempore in the mayor’s absence). Parliamentarian powers have also shifted from the city attorney, currently Morris, to the city clerk, Brenda Martinez. The par-

liamentarian’s role in council meetings is to determine if council rules have been breached or if an issue is not adequately addressed by Robert’s Rules of Order. Council and city staff relations have also changed; the stipulation that council members may not “influence” city staff in the administration of personnel, the awarding of contracts, the selection of consultants, the processing of development applications or purchase of city licenses or permits has been removed from council procedures. A stipulation in the same section prohibiting staff from “coercing” city staff remains. A whole section prohibiting council members from changing or interfering with the operating rules and practices of city departments has also been removed, sparking concerns that the council has expanded itself beyond its legislative duties and granted itself limited executive powers.

Insurance concerns

With the passage of these new rules and regulations, it is possible the city of Black Diamond, and individual council members, are open to litigation without insurance coverage, wrote Roger Neal, program manager of the Risk Management

Services Agency of Association of Washington Cities, which provides Black Diamond with insurance. The email Tamie Deady Erika Morgan Janie Edelman Carol Benson was read out loud to council Neal went on to write that no longer any restrictions members during the Jan. 21 coverage will be assessed concerning the number of meeting. and determined when a suit council members able to According to Neal, the is filed. meet during committee Association of Washington meetings. Cities is concerned about the mixing of legislative and If three or more council executive powers. members are elected to be Before the new rules were on a Standing Committee “Council needs to understand that their role is to set adopted by council, there and attend a commitpolice, and it is the Mayor’s were five standing comtee meeting, a quorum is role to carry out that poli- mittees, each with no more cy and run the day-to-day than two council mem- formed, which means the operations of the city,” Neal bers; the Budget/Finance/ meeting turns into a special wrote. “Many council mem- Administration Committee, meeting. bers across the state think the Parks/Cemetery This requires legal notice that it is their responsibil- Committee, the Growth to be made by the city to its ity to direct staff, and be Management, Land Use residents about the meetinvolved with ‘running’ the and Planning Committee, ing within 24 hours, or the city. This is clearly not the the Government Operations meeting may be in violation case, and the statutes are and Administration very clear about the need for Committee, and the Public of the Open Public Meeting Act. separation of powers within Works Committee. Deady and Edelman a city.” Under the new rules, expressed concern about The email outlined the insurance agency’s other ‘Do-pass’ just means quorum being formed at concerns, which include the these special meetings, as new structure of the coun- ‘do pass on for did Morris. cil’s Standing Committees consideration’. It “Now we are going to and how the draft rules were doesn’t mean whether have three council memcreated, as there may have bers on all the committees. been a violation of the Open we agree or we Which means, when you Public Meetings Act. disagree with it. You take action, under the rules, “We concur with [the city you are going to be taking attorney’s] concerns about can pass things on for the draft rules potentially, deliberation that you action to vote for ‘do-pass,’ or actually being in conmeaning you are taking flict with state laws,” Neal’s wouldn’t vote for.” final action on resolutions Erika Morgan email continued. “If the Black Diamond and other matters that come City Council adopts these Council member before the council,” Morris rules without making the said at the Thursday meetmodifications suggested, ing. “At these council comthere is a good chance that in the event of a lawsuit there are now three stand- mittee meetings, when you related to the application of ing committees; the Budget/ take final action, there’s these Council rules, such Finance/Administration nothing left to do. It doesn’t as a violation of the Open Committee, the Growth come back to the counPublic Meetings Act, the Management, Land Use cil because you’ve already [Risk Management Services and Community Services and the acted on it… a ‘do-pass’ on Agency] will follow the Committee a resolution by three counGovernment Operations provisions of the Coverage and Administration cil members means that the Agreement.” Part II, Section 7 of the Committee, which absorbed resolution passed.” Deady and Edelman said agreement states “bodily the duties of the old Public injury” or “property dam- Works Committee. during the meeting that A former stipulation in they will not be participatage” that “arises out of the actual or alleged violation each committee section ing in any standing comof the Public Records Act stated the committee should mittee where a quorum (RCW 42.56) and/or the work “in conjunction with exists. Open Public Meetings Act City Staff” in considerAccording to Morgan, (RCW 42.30),” are not cov- ing issues. That has been Weber and Pepper, a “doered by the Association of removed from the rules. Additionally, there are pass” recommendation on Washington Cities. a resolution and ordinance is not the same thing as passing legislation through NOW is the right time! council. “‘Do-pass’ just means ‘do Complete Landscape pass on for consideration’. Cleanups It doesn’t mean whether we agree or we disagree with Over 20 Years Experience it,” Morgan said in a phone Call Tom today! interview. “You can pass things on for deliberation Visit us at: that you wouldn’t vote for.”

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removed from the rules and regulations, Pepper said in a phone interview, was remove a redundant section in the rules. The council president and mayor pro tempore have been granted the power to approve the council agenda instead of the mayor.

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BLOTTER FROM 2 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY: Police took a report the afternoon of Jan. 18 regarding a burglary at a Davis Avenue residence. ARREST WARRANT: A Kibler Avenue resident told police Jan. 18 of concern over a large vehicle parked in the area, occupied by two men and a woman. An officer contacted the woman and found she was wanted on a warrant issued by the Kent Police Department. She was transported to Maple Valley and turned over to Kent authorities. The vehicle was later moved, then spotted by police. A man was contacted and cleared. COUPLE ARRESTED: Officers responded the afternoon of Jan. 17 to the vicinity of Cole Street and Stevenson Avenue after hearing of a man and woman fighting. They

increase. The district states the tax bump would be about 45 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value. That means an additional $90 annually on property assessed at $200,000. For their investment, district patrons are told, the school system anticipates receiving approximately $6.3 million in impact fees due to development, plus an additional $27.7 million from the state.

White River: what’s proposed

The district is seeking nearly $99 million, with collections replacing a current bond that will be paid off at the end of the year. In both cases, the money is generated through property taxes. According to the Pierce County voters’ pamphlet the bond money would: renovate major portions of Glacier Middle School; renovate and increase capacity at Elk Ridge Elementary; replace the multi-purpose room and kitchen at Wilkeson Elementary; repair and upgrade Foothills Elementary and Mountain Meadow Elementary; constructing a new athletic stadium at White River High School; upgrade community playfields; renovate the library wing at White River Educational Service Center; and upgrading safety, security, technology and equipment in all schools.

White River: financial impacts

value would remain steady. If the bond measure were to fail, taxes would decrease with the close of the current year.

Carbonado: what’s proposed

The small district, south of Wilkeson and the last stop before entering the national park, serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. From there, families can send kids to any district, though most make the trek downhill to White River High. The district operates on a campus in the middle of town with its historic primary building flanked by portables and a library/ technology building. The voters’ pamphlet explains the request for money this way: “The capital improvements being proposed will provide for student safety, increased classroom capacity and an enhanced learning environment, and include: modernization, upgrading and replacement of portions of the Historical School building, installation of a new heating system with backup generator, upgrading of the building to bring it into ADA compliance, upgrading and modernization of the plumbing and electrical systems, upgrading of four classrooms to be accessible for STEM instruction, energy efficient upgrades to include replacement windows and LED light-

ing, pavement of parking lot to meet ADA standards and light for evening events, water and sewer line upgrades, and modernization and upgrading of security and life safety systems.” An intriguing element of the plan involves removal of a concrete ramp that extends across the front of the school and its awning. That would return the school to its original look. Inside, ambitious plans call for dropping the auditorium floor/basketball court by several feet, making it accessible to all.

Carbonado: financial impacts

The bond request asked district property owners to provide $1.75 million, with collections spread over the next 20 years. The collection rate is estimated to be $1.80 per $1,000 of assessed property value; the district uses property assessed at $125,000 as an example, noting the additional tax burden would be $18.75 per month or $225 annually. This new amount is more than offset, however, by a White River School District bond that Carbonado residents have been contributing to for the past 15 years; that indebtedness will expire at the end of the calendar year. The White River bond has a rate of $2.12, meaning tax payments would decrease. They would drop even more if the Carbonado

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LEVY LIFT FROM 3 If that happens, Backer said the department plans to ask the public to reset the levy again for 2019 and continue asking the public to reset the lid every other year. The department could ask the public to vote on a multi-year levy lift measure, which would keep the EMS levy at its full rate of 50 cents, Backer said, but this way, the public has more control over the department’s funds and the department can build up trust with its constituents. Backer said that lack of control and trust were two big reasons why the department’s maintenance and operations levy failed in August and November of 2014. As for the fire levy approved by voters in 2008, East Pierce residents will continrequest is denied.

Carbonado: an added element

Unlike its neighboring districts, Carbonado will have a second item on the ballot – a traditional maintenance and operation levy. Unlike bond issues, which pay for facilities, levies are used to provide educational services above and beyond what state funding pays for. The voters pamphlet notes the levy money would be used for “educational programs and services, including teachers, instructional aides, nurses, librarians and other staff, technology support, athlet-

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were contacted and the trouble initially was settled. However, prior to an officer’s departure, they began fighting; both were arrested and booked for domestic violence/assault. PROWLING: Officers took a report at 4:27 a.m. of two people prowling vehicles at a Chinook Avenue site. The two were contacted and taken into custody. BAR FIGHT: Police took a report the afternoon of Jan. 17 of a fight in progress at a Griffin Avenue location, with combatants both in the bar and outside in a parking lot. Police contacted all involved and determined none wanted to press charges. All agreed to go on their way. ILLEGAL ENTRY: A real estate agent went to a Garfield Street location the morning of Jan. 17 to check a vacant property and discovered a key box was missing and the

ue to pay the full rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. The fire levy hasn’t depreciated because property rates were higher when the levy passed in 2008 than they are now. The levy will only start to depreciate after that benchmark is passed, like with the EMS levy – property rates are higher now than when the EMS levy was passed in 2011. The department expects this levy to depreciate in the next year or two because property rates will have caught up to, and surpassed, 2008 rates, and the 1 percent growth limitation will kick in. Depending on the department’s and the Pierce County Assessor’s calculations for the 2017 property rates, a final recommendation for lifting the lid on the fire levy to keep it at its full rate will be made during the Feb. 16 commissioner meeting.

ics, arts, music and safety programs, textbooks and other classroom materials, and maintaining playgrounds, playfields and other facilities.” The four-year proposal is billed as a replacement, picking up where an M&O levy passed four years ago leaves off. If approved, collections will range from $583,000 next year to $619,000 in 2019. The levy rate would be fairly steady during the 48 months, ranging between $7.21 and $7.24 per $1,000 of assessed property value. If the M&O levy fails, tax rates would drop accordingly.-

Ways to get your ballot counted • Many like to deliver their ballots to one of the “drop boxes” found around Pierce County. The closest are at the Park and Ride lot in Bonney Lake and at the Sumner library. Drop boxes are now in place and will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day. • If putting a ballot in the mail, the Pierce County Elections Department says to do so by Feb. 8. • The Elections Department will operate four “voting centers” on Election Day. The closest is in Puyallup. For all election information, visit: www.co.pierce.wa.us/elections


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Approve White River School District bond In 1968, the year our oldest child entered the Seattle school system, my husband Jerry and I decided that our priority to our family was to relocate away from the large city to a smaller community to raise our children. Our goal was to be able to move to the Buckley area which had been my home for 18 years and to be able to enroll our children in the

White River School District. In April of 1969 we realized that goal. Since then we have been staunch supporters of the White River School District. We are parents to four children who have successfully completed their elementary and secondary education at White River, continued on to higher education and have become successful members of their communities. Currently we have five grandchildren who are students in this district. I know that much of my very strong support for our schools was ingrained in me by the active partici-

pation of my parents in the schools when I was a student at White River. They always voted for schools in the 1940s and ’50s, even when doing so presented a significant financial burden for them. They believed in and supported the White River School District long after I had graduated. For them, voting was a responsibility, an honor and a privilege which they took very seriously. They taught me by example to do the same. I believe there are many positives to be gained if we as a community suc-

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Each side has strengths and weaknesses President ing narrative; in Ronald Reagan fact, they have no was a master narrative at all. politician. He By examining created a conserReagan’s masvative narrative terful narrative, about governwe can come to Rich Elfers ment that resounderstand its Columnist nates with conpower and its falservatives to this lacies. day. The problem The Reagan with Democrats, according to Drew narrative is set in the context of the Westen in his book, “The Political Vietnam War and of the Civil Rights Mind”, is that they have no compet- movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

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According to Westen, a Democrat, the Vietnam War with its failures was placed squarely on the shoulders of the left. Many conservatives saw the burning of the flag as unpatriotic and downright treasonous. The sponsoring of Civil Rights by Democrats in the 1960s turned many southern Democrats against their party and into the arms of the Republicans where they have resided ever since.

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LETTERS FROM 6 cessfully pass the upcoming bond. Financially, since the previous bond from 15 years ago has been fully paid, the new bond will keep our tax rate at the current level. Additionally our students, both current and future, will benefit from renovated schools which includes: security and safety upgrades at all schools in the district, needed structural repairs, replacement of temporary portable classrooms in many areas, including a major renovation of Glacier Middle School, school playground improvements and sports field upgrades, including a stadium at White River High School. This bond is all about providing better learning spaces for the students and teachers at White River. These students are our future and we owe it to our future and theirs to provide

ELFERS FROM 6 The coming of the birth control pill in 1960 also upended traditional American moral values and pushed many religious Americans to the right. When Reagan ran for reelection in 1984, according to Westen, he created and articulated a set of principles that have resonated for more than 30 years. Reagan’s narrative was that his opponents were “tax-and-spend” Democrats. Taxation was equated with “confiscation” and liberal politicians with raising taxes and taking away American freedom through restrictive government regulations. Democrats were, according to Westen’s view of the Reagan narrative, “pessimistic, irresponsible, selfsatisfied liberals who never saw a tax they didn’t want to levy, a social program

CORNER FROM 6 bad words that is… is… are… its. Earlier today I was driving to the office in Covington and a song inadvertently came out of my radio (I never know why these things happen). It was a hit song in the early 60s when hair was popular. I heard the first line of the lyrics and panicked. I nearly drove off into a

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Teachers have a unique perspective when it comes to bonds and asking the community to stretch their budget. Teachers – specifically White River School District teachers – want the community to have the

very best for our students, your children. Bonds help students and teachers progress in a safe environment without worry about the roof over our heads or the crowding in the classroom. WRSD teachers are proud of the progress the district has made to improve learning and the housing of students since the last bond was passed in 2001. With that bond, the community built a wonderful high school and facilities that we get to use on a daily basis to educate our children. Collectively, as a staff, we strive to cultivate a culture of caring amongst our students while providing rigorous and authentic learning experiences for all students in this wonderful building. Fifteen years later, we are paying off the bond and we need to come together and continue the development of not only our schools, but our community. Several of our build-

ings are in need of help, especially Glacier Middle School. The last renovation was in the early 1980s and the passing of this bond will get 40 percent of our students out of portables and into 21st century classrooms. Elk Ridge Elementary, built in 1969, is in need of full renovation and through the renovation we will be able to expand and allow for 200 more students. This is essential to the community because of proposed housing developments; Buckley is growing. Families could move to any of the surrounding neighborhoods, yet they are choosing Buckley because of positive growth in our schools. Bonds are not all about the classroom. In 2003 we did not have the funds to finish the White River High School stadium. The South Puget Sound League is starting to notice the strong talent of our students and the community is attend-

they didn’t want (to) fund, or a flag they didn’t want to burn.” Westen goes on to point out that this narrative should be defined by, “What it neglects to mention as by what it mentions.” He then goes on to list four arguments against Reagan’s narrative: • “The failure to explain the intent of the villain (the Democrats)”: The reasons for these social programs and taxes were to help American citizens. • The failure of unregulated capitalism: The Democrats tinkered with the free market because unregulated capitalism had caused the Great Depression and had sustained slavery for more than two hundred years and left 20 percent of the American population in poverty by 1960, according to Westen. • The Republican view that liberals launched an assault on God: From the

liberal perspective, the goal was the defense of the First Amendment right of freedom of religion. • States rights portrayed as freedom from federal regulation: “In reality, it was an encouragement to continued oppression of the African-Americans that had occurred since the end of the Civil War in 1865.” By failing to note the opposite side of each of these coins, conservatives created an effective narrative that Republicans use to this day to push their agenda. The problem with the Democrats is that they have never created a coherent counter narrative to combat the half-truths. The reason for this silence, according to Westen, is a “failure of nerve, a fear of aggression that remains one of the genuine Achilles’ heals of the left.” Democrats, hating conflict, have hidden “behind the compassion, empathy, and tolerance that

are central features of the morality of the left.” So, we have come full circle. Where once the narrative of Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal was the narrative that saved America from rampant and greedy capitalists, Ronald Reagan’s 1980s narrative became the theme that has resonated among the conservatives. Now that the economic gap between the super-wealthy 0.1 percent has become so glaring, Reagan’s narrative no longer resonates so well with thinking Americans. With the rise of an apparent new Civil Rights movement —“Black Lives Matter”, a Democratic counter argument is emerging. It’s time we Americans knew the full story of the weaknesses of both sides of the political spectrum. This is an election year and we need to fill in the gaps that neither party is either willing or able to tell us.

mucky field of prepositions without directional objects. After calming myself, I checked my rear directional looking devices for the enforcement clauses. I appeared to have escaped a very close comma call. I decided it would be a parviscient exercise to rewrite the lyric with the proper pulicosity to help me learn to hug and be smiley. The song begins like this: Something I’m not suppose to say, something not sup-

pose to say… “Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot”… more things I’m not suppose to say. The something I’m not supposed to say is easy pleasey. I’m sure yellow polka dot is out and would bring high gerunds of snorting and snarfing. Bitsy teenie weenie will make a dangling subordinate participle want to chase me with a 10-pound dictionary that has never been cracked. That leaves itsy, which is fine piece of linguistology-

ness. After hours and hours of oily toily, I saw the light of reformation hovering above me and I came up with this: itsy snitzy, wonky donkey, burlap boodle of plisky pribble. Pretty awesomesauce, huh? I feel confident I have now mended my evil, unforgivable ways and I have turned over a new…. something… let me check if this L word is OK. I’ll get back to you.

them with an environment that will allow them to achieve their full potential. I urge all voters to please support this bond issue. Ballots are due by Feb. 9. I know many of you who read this letter have or know children who will greatly benefit by the successful passing of this bond. Our students are our strength! I ask you to join me in voting to approve the WRSD bond. Alice Alfano Buckley

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ing more games than ever before. A completed stadium means coverage from the Northwest elements, additional bathrooms and parking spaces. From a teacher’s perspective, the 2016 WRSD bond makes sense to vote “yes..” Let us continue to protect

and provide for our students the very best we can. Our children deserve the best from our community. LeVon Moroz, John Dorsey, Karen Fugate, Nate Bartnett and Jeanette Schuster White River High School teachers

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There’s a big payoff to putting faith in Jesus

OBITUARIES MYRTLE MOREDA Buckley resident Myrtle L. Moreda, 74, died the afternoon of Jan. 5, 2016, due to lung cancer. She died at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw with family at her side. She was born Feb. 24, 1941, in Yakima, Wash., to the late Chester L. and Anna (Hartley) Dugan. The family included six sisters and two brothers. In 1951 the fami-

ing is way too hard and I can’t buy in!” But, bodacious Peter – I love that guy! – boldly asserts that the inner core of the 12 disciples – for whom Peter Dale Pratt is speaking – couldn’t posCedar Community sibly quit following him, Church because where else could they go, because he alone has words of eternal life!? Then Jesus makes the statement suggesting that he’s equal to God and nearly gets himself stoned (John 8). A little later he gets all philosophical, again, and says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to Father God except through Me.” “Whoa! Jesus! Really? You are one weird, narrow-minded duck!” This guy has some interesting stuff to say and after I listen to him for a while, I have

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ly moved to Palmer, Wash., and she attended school in Selleck and Enumclaw. She began working at Rainier School in 1965. After several attempts to retire, she finally after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015. She is survived by sons Billy Olson of Craig, Colo., and Johnnie Dugan of Buckley; daughters Faye Feeks of Moses Lake, Wash., and Crystal Noland of Craig, Colo.; brother Bud (Judy) Dugan; sisters Marilyn Fell, Pam (Bob) Serrano and Terry Dugan; brother-in-law Jim Jewell; and grandchildren and

Testament writers. What if Jesus is life? I mean, the Book says so! And, what if the Father loves me – us – and that’s why he sent his son, Jesus, to live a life and model relationship to this “higher power” we refer to as God, and what if it’s possible to emulate that relationship thing somehow and live in some sort of intimacy with the “Father” – here and now, not just there and then? What if? Big question: “How do I know there’s God and that Jesus is who he said he is, and that life – both here and now as well as there and then – will play itself out the way he said it will?” Big response: “I don’t!” Big assumption: I simply take in the information from these long-dead guys (the apostles), review their lives in light of what history says about them, explore

to decide what I’m gonna do with him. My mind-meandering today is taking me down the path of thinking and feeling and deciding – i.e., I’m reviewing what I think and how I feel about what I’m thinking and what I’m deciding to do about how I feel about what I think. I spend a lot of time meditating on what the Holy Bible has to say and while I build teachings and sermons out of stuff I find in the Holy Book, I first of all make personal application, and then build the teaching out of what I’m applying. It somehow feels disingenuous to preach something I don’t believe and something I won’t live. So I ask myself intimately personal “what if?” questions as I ponder the implications of Jesus being “the Way, the Truth and the Life” before I suggest to my listeners what it might mean to them – and I do this on all the info I find in the Gospel writings, or in the epistles of Paul and the other New

great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Eddie Dugan and sisters Delores Jewell, Sylvia Kerr and Dixie Markle. A celebration of her life will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Buckley Eagles.

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from 1950 to 2006. She was active in dairy wives, was a Girl Scout leader, day camp director, Sunday school teacher and a Zoe Smith faithful member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by daughter Denise (Chris) Dunkle, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon and daughter

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OBITUARIES FROM 8 with family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Mount Rainier Christian Church. She is survived by son CJ Bentley (Debbie) of Enumclaw; daughter Nonnie Sanchez of Gresham, Ore.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Della Stigelmayer A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Mount Rainier Christian Center. Donations are suggested to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Services are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

MARTIN PURSER Martin Thomas Purser, 56, died Jan. 7, 2016, in Renton, Wash., following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was born Aug. 30, 1959, in San Jose, Calif., the youngest of seven children born to Katherine Adams Purser and John C. Purser. The family enjoyed Martin Purser the outdoors, so his childhood was filled with picnics, camping trips and adventures with his father and older brother. He loved pie and, by the age of 8, was baking pumpkin pies from scratch. Before becoming ill, he was married for several years to Tammy Lawrence and supervised a chemical laboratory for a high-tech company in the Silicon Valley. He loved astronomy and science fiction as well as playing chess, swimming and driving his convertible on mountain roads. In 2002 he moved to Renton, Wash., to be near his sister Elizabeth Hendricks of Enumclaw, who managed his care. Aside from his sister Elizabeth, he is survived by siblings Barbara Voreis of Kaysville, Utah, Margo Faccini of Layton, Utah, Deborah Newell of Kalispell, Mont., Ellen Purser-Jones of Bozeman, Mont., and John Purser of Durango, Colo. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at City View Church, 200 S.W. Langston Rd., in Renton.

ORVAL MONSON Orval Monson died Jan. 19, 2016. He was born April 4, 1923. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, landing at Omaha Beach. Retired from ARINC, he made friends worldwide through ham radio and was active in the Lutheran Church, Sons Of Norway Orval Monson and the Bonney Lake Senior Center. He was a talented musician and enjoyed entertaining at local events. He had been married to his wife, Muriel, for 55 years. They had three children: Beth, Barbara (Miller) and Braden. Memorials are suggested to the Bonney Lake Senior Center, P.O. Box 7542, Bonney Lake, Wash. 98391.

New display at City Hall gallery The city of Enumclaw and guest curator Jenni Minnis will present a retrospective exhibition featuring the artwork of Zelma Nachtsheim. Nachtsheim, who lived on the Enumclaw Plateau for 65 years, died Sept. 22, 2015, at the age of 93. Her art will be on display Feb. 4 through March 1 in Gallery 2015, located in council chambers at Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. Gallery 2016 is open weekdays, except Tuesday. Minnis went to the city with a proposal to display her grandmother’s artwork, a request that was approved by the Enumclaw Arts Commission. Minnis wrote that her grandmother “loved to teach, inspire and create. She mostly painted oil on canvas from photos she had taken on her travels or images she saw such as the roses in her garden. She also loved the scene of the

CHURCH FROM 8 the cost to them of believing and the benefits – possible and alleged – of their faith in Jesus, and ponder if the benefits were worth the cost, and ask myself, “What if this stuff is true? What would the benefit be to me?” And as I consider this information I’m taking in, I also observe how I feel about it: i.e. the cerebral and visceral weave together – and I make a decision on what I’m thinking about how I feel, or how I’m feeling about what I think. Big decision: “Yes.” Yes, I’m willing to bet my life here, and my eternity there, that this Jesus is just who he said he was – and

oceans or forest with cabins and churches amongst the trees.” Nachtsheim taught ceramics for more than 20 years in the basement of her farm house at the foot of Mount Peak.

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The city of Enumclaw is calling for artists to exhibit original two-dimensional artwork in Gallery 2016 and, additionally, filling the display case in the City Hall lobby. Anyone interested in a gallery showing or a display in the case is urged to email Gary LaTurner, the city’s cultural arts director, at glaturner@ci.enumclaw. wa.us.

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The city also is calling for artist vendors who would like to participate in Whistle-Stop Art Fair 2016. Vendors/artists who have still is. Possible benefit: Jesus says it’s all about life! Real life – body, soul and spirit, and renewed by the spirit – and it passes through the crack in time that we call death and on to the other side. Possible cost: Jesus says it could cost me my life. But, considering the benefit transcends this life, it looks to me like there’s not really a cost and I really can’t lose. What if this Jesus really was the son of God and really did sacrifice himself for me and really did come out of the grave alive again, and what if there really is a life payoff if I put my faith in him? Yes! Reach dale@cedarcommunitychurch.org-

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Stanley “Gary” Sevilles Stanley “Gary” Sevilles, 69, of Buckley, WA passed away with his family by his side January 13, 2016 after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. Gary was born February 3, 1946 in Puyallup, WA. Living most of his life on the plateau, he graduated from Enumclaw High School and served in the US Navy Special Forces during the Vietnam War. Gary worked for the phone company and retired after 33 years as a Network Specialist. Gary enjoyed world travel, fishing, sailing, dancing, wood working, and spending time with his family and friends. He generously donated his time to his community as a member of the Elks, Eagles, DAV and VFW. Gary is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy (Hansen); daughter, Sarah (Corey) Anderson; daughter-inlaw Kathy (Mismas); 6 grandchildren; mother, Elberta; and sister, Grace Martin. He was preceded in death by son, Gary Jr. Celebration of Life is planned, 1/29/16, 1 pm at the Buckley Eagles. Memorials may be made in his name to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, P.O Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109. seattlecca.org

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It is a solitary bee that nests in holes in the ground, in trees, under shake roofs and in nesting holes created by humans. It rarely stings, but can if its life is threatened; it is not aggressive and is a better pollinator than the honeybee. Six mason bees can effectively pollinate one apple tree that would require 360 honey bees. Adults begin to hatch from their cocoons in mid-March in the Northwest when temperatures reach the mid-50s. The bees complete their life cycle in

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about six weeks. Their activities coincide with the bloom of most of our ornamental and fruit-bearing trees. The bees require sources of pollen and mud. They deposit their eggs on a glob of pollen and seal off each one in a chamber with a mud plug. Lack of clayey-mud is one of the top reasons for poor success.

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I believe the greatest attribute is the good feeling we get from helping Mother Nature pollinate our fruit trees with very little time and effort. They are also terrific for involving children in a gardening project and to learn about beneficial insects. The bees are simple for gardeners to “raise” by providing nesting materials. These include specially-designed nesting blocks with multiple holes, cardboard and paper tubes or homemade paper tubes. I began by drilling holes in 4 by 4-inch fir blocks. While these worked to attract the bees, they are not recommended because over time they house various predators, diseases and fungi that feast on the larvae and slowly become death traps for the bees. I have converted to the materials noted above. They allow home gardeners to harvest the cocoons in the fall and clean out the pests. They can then be safely stored in the refrigerator for the winter for release the following spring. Dennis Tompkins is an ISA certified arborist, ISA qualified tree risk assessor and Master Gardener from the Bonney Lake-Sumner area. Contact him at 253 863-7469 or email at dlt@blarg.net. Website: evergreen-arborist.com.

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Meet Marianne The Binetti at the Tacoma Compleat Home and Garden Show T hursday Home through Sunday. She Gardener will speak at 1 p.m. Look for crossMarianne Binetti each day. Thursday ing, extra long or Columnist and Saturday, the awkward branches topic will be “Great on your forsythia, Plant Partners,” and quince or witch hazel Friday and Sunday will feature “Italian shrubs and harvest these for indoor Inspiration for Low Water Gardens.” forcing by cutting close to the mother branch or joint. Pruning always stimuThe last week of January means it lates growth so the more branches you is time to force the issue of an early cut this year the more you will have spring. You can smell the fragrance next year. These cut branches are often and enjoy the color of an early spring called whips in the gardening world this month at the Tacoma Home and because they should be supple and Garden Show that runs Jan 28-31. You flexible enough to whip about. If the can also force your own spring blooms branch is too thick to harvest easily by using the techniques below. with hand pruners, it is too thick to force indoors. Give the cut branches water and warmth – then stand back for an exploForcing cut branches or planted sion of blooms. A deep vase or tall pitcher makes a bulbs in the winter months is an easy way to trick Mother Nature into a pre- good container for tall whips but you mature burst of color. It is also a great can also force shorter offshoots in a antidote to spring fever as it forces one tall glass of water. Recut the stem at to get outdoors and up close and per- an angle and pound woody stems with a hammer to break up the bark and sonal with plants. allow the cut branches to absorb more liquid. Use warm water and change the water every few days to keep it clean. Bright light – but not direct sunlight Early spring-blooming shrubs with – will coax the buds to open in a few woody stems like forsythia, quince days and can last as long as two weeks and flowering cherry and plum variet- if you keep the blooming display cool ies are the easiest to force into bloom at night. because their flower petals are already formed and protected inside the hard shells of the branch buds. All they need is the key of warmth and sunlight Snowdrops, crocus and dwarf daffoto unlock the door to bright yellow, dils can be forced into bloom this time orange or soft pink blooms.

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BINETTI FROM 10 of year simply by digging the bulb from the ground and placing it in a teacup half-filled with pebbles, marbles or glass chips. Bring the uprooted bulb indoors but spray it with water often or cover it with glass for a few hours every day to

increase humidity. The cup should be filled with just an inch of water below the bulb, never allowing the bulb itself to sit in dampness. The roots will seek out the water at the bottom of the cup, the bulb will be fooled into flowering indoors due to the warmer temps and you’ll be one up on Mother Nature. The good news about forcing bulbs

you borrow from the garden is that they can be replanted outdoors after they flower and placed with their foliage still attached back into their original planting hole. ••• Marianne Binetti has a degree in horticulture from Washington State

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Area girls win three of four; boys blanked By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

The area’s girls fared much better than the boys Friday night as prep basketball players wrapped up Week 5 of their league seasons. While three of the local girls teams registered Jan.

22 victories, all four boys teams went down to defeat – three of them by 20 points or more. With 10 league contests under their belts, area squads have two more weeks of league action before heading into the world of postseason play – for those who qualify, at least.

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• January 27: Gymnastics vs. Enumclaw, Sumner and Tahoma, 7 p.m. at Peak Gymnastics in Enumclaw. Boys wrestling hosts Enumclaw, 6 p.m. • January 28: Nothing scheduled. • January 29: Boys basketball hosts Enumclaw, 7 p.m. Girls basketball at Enumclaw, 7 p.m. Boys swim and dive at SPSL 3A league meet at Lakes High School. • January 30: Boys swim and dive at SPSL 3A league meet, 10 a.m. at Lakes High School. Boys wrestling at Last Chance Qualifier, Kentwood High School. Girls wrestling at Last Chance Qualifier. • February 1: Nothing scheduled. • February 2: Boys basketball hosts Auburn, 7 p.m. Girls basketball at Auburn, 7 p.m.

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• January 27: Boys wrestling at Bonney Lake, 6 p.m. Gymnastics hosts Bonney Lake, Sumner and Tahoma, 7 p.m. at Peak Gymnastics. • January 28: Nothing scheduled. • January 29: Boys basketball at Bonney Lake, 7 p.m. Girls basketball hosts Bonney Lake, 7 p.m. Boys swim and dive at SPSL 3A league meet at Lakes High School. • January 30: Boys swim and dive at SPSL 3A league meet, 10 a.m. at Lakes High School. Girls wrestling at Decatur Invitational, 9 a.m. at Decatur High School. • February 1: Nothing scheduled. • February 2: Boys basketball hosts Sumner, 7 p.m. Girls basketball at Sumner, 7 p.m.

Highlighting the week was the girls team from White River. With a 62-51 victory at River Ridge, the Hornets improved to a perfect 10-0 in South Puget Sound League 2A play and 13-3 overall. Leading the pack is nothing new for coach Chris Gibson and his crew, who make a habit of league titles and state tournament appearances. Kendall Bird continued a stellar junior campaign by scoring 27 points in Lacey. The Bonney Lake girls took a 47-41 road win at Auburn Mountainview to break a deadlock with the Lions and slip into second place in the SPSL 3A. The victory pushed the Panthers’ record to 8-2 in league play, 10-6 overall. Bonney Lake used some balanced scoring to secure the important victory. Brooklyn Gratzer posted 12 points while Shaya McQueen and Samantha Boudreau added 11 apiece. The Panthers trailed by three heading into the fourth quarter, but used an 18-9 advantage during the final eight minutes to pull away. Also rolling to victory Friday were the Sumner High girls, who held just a six-point lead heading into the final period of play but broke loose for a 59-43 win

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on their home court. With the win, the Spartan girls are sitting in fourth place in the SPSL 3A with a 6-4 record, 8-8 overall. Friday brought dismal results in local boys play. Enumclaw was the only squad to come close, falling just two points shy against the undefeated and leagueleading Auburn Riverside Ravens. The Hornets outscored the Ravens 20-15 in the final frame but could not clear the final hurdle. With the loss, Enumclaw is a break-even 5-5 in SPSL 3A play and 8-8 overall. Auburn Riverside improved to 10-0 and 16-0 with the win, which came in Enumclaw High’s Chuck Smith Gymnasium. The area’s other boys teams didn’t come close. Bonney Lake was knocked off 66-39 to Auburn Mountainview on the Panthers’ home court, Sumner High dropped a 79-55 contest at Lakes and the White River Hornets were spanked by the highly-ranked River Ridge crew 71-29. With their losses, Bonney Lake fell to 1-9 in league play, 3-13 overall; Sumner slipped to 5-5 in league but remained an impressive 11-5 overall; and White River dropped to third place in league at 7-3, 10-6.

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SPORTS ROUNDUP BOYS BASKETBALL

Auburn Riverside 63, Enumclaw 61 January 22 at Enumclaw Auburn Riverside: 14-10-24-15 – 63 Enumclaw: 5-20-16-20 – 61 Enumclaw scoring: Josh Erickson 24, Kaden Anderson 13, Scotty Garvin 10, Justus Rainwater 9, Griffin Webb 3, Drew Seabrands 2. Enumclaw record: 4-6 league, 8-8 overall. Auburn Mountainview 66, Bonney Lake 39 January 22 at Bonney Lake Auburn Mountainview: 11-18-1918 – 66 Bonney Lake: 4-15-7-13 – 39 Bonney Lake scoring: Ryan Arpin 7, Eric Voellger 6, Brock Frame 6, A.J. Andino 4, Jake Stevenson 5, Jake Martin 3, Zach Goff 3, Donnie Hofstrand 3, Michael Harvey 2. Bonney Lake record: 1-9 league, 3-13 overall. Lakes 79, Sumner 55 January 22 at Lakes Sumner: 17-6-8-24 – 55 Lakes: 15-17-15-32 – 79 Sumner scoring: Dawson Cutright 12, Hashwinder Singh 11, Kristian Lewis 10, Seth Carnahan 7, Taylor Walker 6, Austin Avey 6, Justin Abercrombie 2, Carson McCaughey 1. Sumner record: 5-5 league, 11-5

overall. River Ridge 71, White River 29 January 22 at White River River Ridge: 24-27-16-4 – 71 White River: Joe Flanigan 10, Alex Wallen 9, Trevor Truax 4, Cameron Cawley 2, Chris Marmon 2, Hunter Mills 2. White River record: 7-3 league, 10-6 overall Clover Park 70, White River 66 January 20 at Clover Park White River: 17-8-21-20 – 66 Clover Park: 9-22-16-23 – 70 White River scoring: Tyler Meadows 20, Cameron Cawley 12, Ryan Larsen 11, Chris Marmon 10, Alex Wallen 8, Hunter Mills 4, Trevor Truax 1. Enumclaw 73, Auburn 67 January 19 at Auburn Enumclaw: 17-15-21-20 – 73 Auburn: 20-18-13-16 – 67 Enumclaw scoring: Justus Rainwater 23, Scotty Garvin 19, Josh Erickson 12, Kaden Anderson 9, Griffin Webb 6, Drew Seabrands 2, Bryson Engebretsen 2. Sumner 60, Peninsula 50 January 19 at Sumner Peninsula: 8-9-19-14 – 50 Sumner: 11-16-16-17 – 60 Sumner scoring: Seth Carnahan 19, Taylor Walker 14, Austin Avey 8, Dawson Cutright 7, Kristian Lewis 5, Hashwinder Singh 4, Michael Carey 2, Carson McCaughey 1.

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Sumner 59, Lakes 43 January 22 at Sumner Lakes: 14-10-16-3 – 43 Sumner: 12-13-21-13 – 59 Sumner scoring: Joy Mahnken 14, Kelsey Ball 12, Claire Selmer 8, Jaylin Borden 7, Lee Audrey Norris 6, Kaitlyn Clark 6, Abby Burns 4, Madison Coates 2. Sumner record: 6-4 league, 8-8 overall. White River 62, River Ridge 51 January 22 at River Ridge White River: 12-17-21-12 – 62 River Ridge: 14-10-10-17 – 51 White River scoring: Kendall Bird 28, Sydney Andersen 12, Kayla Howard 7, Lavinder 7, Darian Gore 5, Maci Goethals 3. White River record: 10-0 league, 13-3 overall. Bonney Lake 47, Auburn Mountainview 41 January 22 at Auburn M’view Bonney Lake: 12-13-4-18 – 47 Auburn Mountainview: 12-8-129 – 41 Bonney Lake scoring: Brooklyn Gratzer 12, Shaya McQueen 11, Samantha Boudreau 11, Emily Stonerock 6, Payton Mitchell 5, Taryn Schelin 2. Bonney Lake record: 8-2 league, 10-6 overall. Auburn Riverside 59, Enumclaw 38 January 22 at Auburn Riverside Details not provided. Enumclaw record: 5-5 league, 8-8 overall. Bonney Lake 48, Lakes 34 January 19 at Bonney Lake Lakes: 13-5-8-8 – 34 Bonney Lake: 11-9-14-14 – 48

Bonney Lake scoring: Brooklyn Gratzer 16, Payton Mitchell 10, Samantha Boudreau 7, Olivia Grob 6, Shaya McQueen 4, Emily Stonerock 3, Danielle Lisk 2. Sumner 33, Peninsula 32 January 19 at Peninsula Sumner: 12-8-5-8 – 33 Peninsula: 6-8-7-11 – 32 Sumner scoring: Kelsey Bell 10, Joy Mahnken 9, Jaylin Borden 6, Kaitlyn Clark 4, Jane Allyn Norris 4. Enumclaw 53, Auburn 29 January 19 at Enumclaw Auburn: 5-5-6-13 – 29 Enumclaw: 10-20-11-12 – 53 Enumclaw scoring: Kylie Rademacher 13, Jessica Cerne 8, Kysa Bursch 6, Madison Bosik 5, Maggie Poulin 5, Morgan Tinney 5, Sierra Clemens 4, Kenzie Putman 4, Sam Engebretsen 3. White River 69, Clover Park 6 January 19 at White River Clover Park: 2-0-0-4 – 6 White River: 30-14-17-8 – 69 White River scoring: Sydney Andersen 13, Maci Goethals 9, Kendall Bird 8, Darian Gore 8, Kayla Howard 7, Sidney Schultz 6, Megan Cash 6, Georgia Lavinder 6, Sofia Lavinder 2, Chloe Narolski 2, Taylee Goethals 2.

BOYS WRESTLING

Enumclaw 54, Auburn Mountainview 15 January 21 at Enumclaw Details not provided. Bonney Lake 56, Auburn Riverside 12 January 21 at Auburn Riverside Details not provided. Sumner 54, Peninsula 21 January 21 at Sumner Sumner wins by forfeit at 113, 138, 145, 152, 170 and 195 pounds. 106 pounds: Griffin Klockeman (S) pins Gavin Allen (P). 120: Michael Capigotto (P) def. Marcus Peterson (S).126: Austin Cleland (S) def. Gar Rodside (P).132: Jon Williams (S) def. Nathan Johnson (P). 160: Keanu Vangsy (P) pins Spencer Munroe (S).

182: Roger Kaffer (P) pins Lawrence Morris (S). 220: Chance Stolz (P) pins Lucas Leonard (S). 285: Jake Harmon (S) pins Tre Starks (P). Enumclaw 51, Peninsula 17 January 20 at Peninsula Enumclaw wins by forfeit at 113, 138, 145 and 152 pounds. Double forfeit at 195 pounds. 106 pounds: Kage Bowdre (E) pins Gavin Allen (P). 120: Jet Vanhoof (E) def. Riley Wynn (P) 6-3. 126: Kyle Opland (E) def. Michael Campigotto (P) 7-2. 132: Jake Treece (E) pins Nathan Johnson (P). 160: Tanner Turnbow (E) pins Keanu Vongsy (P). 170: Drew Ramsey (P) pins Sam Schuler (E). 182: Roger Kaffer (P) tech fall Garret Bergquist (E). 220: Chance Stolz (P) pins Joseph Fea (E). 285: Austin Rewoldt (E) def. Tre Starks (P). Bonney Lake 39, Auburn 29 January 20 at Bonney Lake Detail not provided. Sumner 64, Lakes 15 January 20 at Lakes Sumner wins by forfeit at 106, 113, 120, 160, 195 and 285 pounds. Lakes wins by forfeit at 138 pounds. 126: Austin Cleland (S) pins Alek Lotsob (L). 132: Jon Williams (S) pins Devin McCruay (L). 145: Jacob Truafler (S) pins Jon Scclolo (L). 152: Trace Fishlin (S) pins Tyler Takechi (L). 170: Jonovan Manibusan (L) def. Jacob Brumbaugh (S). 182: Fred Johnson (L) pins Lawrence Morris (S). 220: Lucas Leonard (S) major dec. Alfredo Rocha (L).

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Auburn M’view 97, Enumclaw 89 January 21 at Enumclaw Aquatic Center Enumclaw first place: Brandon Vick, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle; Reuben Madewell, 200 individual medley; Ethan Horan, 50 freestyle. Enumclaw second place: 200 medley relay (Horan, Nathan March, Vick, Madewell); Jayson Bates, 200

freestyle; Madewell, diving; Horan, 100 butterfly; 200 freestyle relay (Madewell, Horan, Brett Butler, Adam Percival); Kyle Morgan, 100 backstroke, 100 backstroke; March, 100 breaststroke; 400 freestyle relay (Percival, Vick, Bates, March). Enumclaw third place: 200 medley relay (Bates, Evan O’Neill, Morgan, Butler); March, 200 individual medley; O’Neill, diving, 100 breaststroke; Morgan, 100 butterfly; Ben Hauswirth, 500 freestyle; Bates, 100 backstroke; 400 freestyle relay (Morgan, Ediger, Hauswirth, Tim Arensdorf). Enumclaw fourth place: Adam Percival, 50 freestyle; Hauswirth, diving; Travis Ediger, 100 butterfly; Percival, 100 freestyle. Sumner 103, Lakes 83 January 21 at Lakes Sumner first place: Austin McKay, 200 freestyle; Rafael Rodriquez, diving; Erick Johns, 500 freestyle; James Lee, 100 breaststroke; 400 freestyle relay (Chase Davis, Johns, McKay, Tyler Ouimet). Sumner second place: 200 medley relay (Stephen Bone, Davis, Johns, Caden Retzlaff); Ouimet, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle; Bone, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly; Davis, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke; Johns, 100 freestyle; 200 freestyle relay (Bone, Lee, McKay, Zach Stockdale). Sumner third place: 200 medley relay (Jeremiah Friend, David Kurz, Stockdale, Steve Yoon); Lee, 200 individual medley; McKay, 100 freestyle; 200 freestyle relay (Friend, Mark Hammer, Erik Jones, Yoon); Kurz, 100 backstroke; Retzlaff, 100 breaststroke; 400 freestyle relay (Levi Anderson, Hammer, Jones, Kurz). Sumner fourth place: Anderson, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle; Ethan Talley, diving; Stockdale, 100 butterfly; Yoon, 100 breaststroke. Peninsula 138, Bonney Lake 44 January 21 at Sumner pool Details not provided.

Rugby club offers two new teams up and running are a fifth/ sixth coed team; seventh/ eighth boys; ninth/10th boys; 11th/12th boys; and ninth/12th girls. The season has started for grades seven through 12 and the younger grades will begin in early February. Teams will practice twice a week in the evening with

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the earliest practices being at 5:30 p.m. Turnout locations are in Sumner and Auburn. Final practice schedules are still being coordinated but will soon be posted on the club’s website. Players are welcome from any city and school district and no knowledge of rugby is required to participate. There are no tryouts and no one is cut. The season will run until mid-May. Games for boys and coed teams are Saturday with the girls playing on Sunday afternoon. Limited travel is required, as most teams are in the Seattle metro area or Pierce County. The rugby organization welcomes players at any point in the season, partic-

ularly winter sport athletes at the conclusion of their high school seasons. Last year’s highlights included a Division 2 state championship for our varsity boys team, a runner-up finish for the girls and the seventheighth grade team and an undefeated season for the fifth/sixth grade team. Two girls from the program made the USA high school national side and one boy made the boys national team extended squad. The girls side also toured Vancouver Island. For more information about the club, visit www. rainierjuniorrugby.com or Facebook (RainierRFC). Coach Andy Ramsay can be contacted at a.s.ramsay@ comcast.net.


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Questions surround new strain of canine flu

Pet parents everywhere were concerned when the new strain of canine flu in Chicago made national news. Pacific Northwesterners took comfort the flu virus was a few thousand miles away from our pets, but it appears the virus has made it to King County. There is a lot of misinformation circulating in the pet community. The following is the most current information from King County Department of Health. What is the current situation regarding canine influenza in King County? Canine influenza has been confirmed in at least two dogs in King County, although further testing is needed to show which type it is. These two dogs are part of an outbreak that occurred in a kennel and daycare facility during December. We believe that this outbreak was caused by H3N2 canine influenza due to positive testing results in two dogs in Georgia that came into close contact with an ill dog from the outbreak. What is canine influenza? Canine influenza virus, or dog flu, is a highlycontagious respiratory infection of dogs that is caused by an influenza A virus. In the United States, canine influenza has been caused by two influenza strains, called H3N8 and H3N2. The H3N2 strain was first detected in the U.S. in 2015, in an outbreak that started in Chicago and spread to 25 states. The strain causing the 2015 outbreak was almost genetically identical to an H3N2 strain previously reported only in Asia. This strain, H3N2 canine influenza virus, is the dog flu of highest concern now. How does canine influenza affect dogs? Signs of illness include cough (moist or dry and honking), runny nose, fever, decreased appetite and activity,

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similar to “kennel cough.” Most dogs will get mild illness, but 10 percent to 20 percent of dogs may progress to more severe infection with high fever or pneumonia. Overall mortality rates for canine influenza are low (up to 5 to 10 percent). Canine influenza can affect all ages and all breeds of dogs. Dogs with existing illnesses may suffer more severely. Most dogs recover in two to three weeks. A honking cough can last 10 to 30 days. There is no way to distinguish canine influenza from other causes of respiratory disease based on clinical signs alone, but rapidly increasing numbers of dogs falling sick in congregate settings like kennels and daycares should trigger suspicion. Will all dogs get sick when they are exposed to canine influenza? In an area like King County where H3N2 has not previously been circulating, no dogs will have immunity so it is likely that large numbers of dogs will be infected if the virus is introduced into the population. In a congregate setting, if only a few dogs are sick and the illness does not spread to most of the dogs, is it probably not canine influenza even if the clinical signs are consistent with canine influenza. Some dogs, estimated up to 20 to 25 percent, become infected but do not get sick. Does canine influenza pose a risk to people or other animals? There is no evidence at this time that dogs infected with either H3N8 or H3N2 pose a risk to humans. In Asia, canine influenza virus H3N2 has been reported to infect cats, although transmission to cats in the U.S. has been extremely rare. There is some evidence that guinea pigs and ferrets can become infected.

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Set some goals for healthier pet The early part of the year means wellness ranks as a top goal for both men and women. Try incorporating lifestyle changes that benefit both you and your pet. PetSmart veterinarian and pet care expert Dr. Kemba Marshall provides some helpful tips for achieving a healthier lifestyle for you and your animal companions. 1. Exercise is key. Pets, like humans, need physical activity in order to be healthy. The good news is giving your pet adequate daily exercise is easy! For some dog breeds, 30-minute walks are enough. For others, a game of fetch does the trick. Interested in trying something new? Mix up the activity. Try sprinting alongside your pet in quick intervals. Balls are great for fetch, but have you ever tried a Frisbee? Even a quick trip to the mailbox each day is a great option. No matter what, both you and your pet will have fun spending time together and getting a workout. 2. Stimulate the brain. Maintaining a healthy pet lifestyle goes beyond physical exercise. Activities to stimulate a pet’s mental skills are fun and important too. Try a treat-dispensing or puzzle toy with your dog or cat to keep their mind active. Introduce the new toy before a meal, this way your pet will be hungry to learn. 3. Optimize the diet. Have you been feeding your pet the same food for years? It may be time for you and your

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How is the canine influenza virus spread? Canine influenza virus is highly contagious. The virus is primarily found in respiratory discharge and can transmitted by direct contact (nose to nose), contaminated surfaces or objects (like hands, bowls, clothing), droplets from coughing and sneezing and aerosol spread. The virus may be able to travel in the air for long distances, up to 20 feet or more. The virus lives in the environment less than one week, usually 12 to 24 hours. Environments where dogs congregate – dog daycares, boarding kennels, dog parks, etc. – are particularly risky. For how long can a dog spread the canine influenza virus? The virus may be shed by a dog for up to three days before clinical signs develop. The peak of virus shedding is three to four days post-infection. After this time, the presence of infectious virus decreases quickly. However, dogs infected with H3N2 may have a prolonged shedding time, up to 20 to 24 days past the onset of clinical signs. Therefore, longer isolation periods (21 days) are recommended for infected dogs. This is true even for dogs that have recovered from clinical signs. Any dog that has been exposed to canine influenza should be considered potentially infectious. Which disinfectants kill the canine influenza virus? Virus will be inactivated by most commonly used disinfectants, including isopropyl alcohol and bleach (at a dilution for routine disinfection). Is there a canine influenza vaccination available? Two vaccines for H3N2 recently became available under conditional licensing. Canine influenza vaccines are considered “lifestyle” vaccines, meaning the decision to vaccinate is based on a dog’s risk of exposure. Dog owners should consult their veterinarian to determine whether vaccination is needed. The H3N2 vaccine requires an initial

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County offers Top 10 pet names What are the most popular pet names in the city of Enumclaw? The answer has been provided by Regional Animal Services of King County, which serves Enumclaw, 24 other cities, and King County’s unincorporated communities. Statistics stemmed from the pet-licensing program. The Top Ten Dogs 1. Buddy 2. Bella 3. Max 4. Bailey 5. Lucy 6. Molly 7. Sophie 8. Daisy 9. Duke 10. Charlie

Lifestyle changes, those that exercise both the brain and the body, can bring better health both for pets and those who care for them. Courtesy photo. veterinarian to assess his food and make sure you’re providing one that is healthy and satisfying. The best way to switch your pet’s food is by providing a gradual transition, mixing the old food with the new for up to 10 days. 4. Monitor your pet’s activity and behavior. This may come as a surprise

to many, but discovering an unhealthy habit in your pet’s day-to-day life is as simple as paying closer attention to his or her behavior. While many humans monitor their daily behavior with technical gadgets and apps, monitoring a pet’s daily activity may also lead to a

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Cats 1. Kitty 2. Callie 3. Max 4. Pepper 5. Buddy 6. Coco 7. Lucy 8. Sophie 9. Baby 10. Bella

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LGI Homes-WA, LLC, Christian Cermak, 1450 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380, is seeking coverage und e r t h e Wa s h i n g t o n State Depar tment of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Suntop PUD Phase 1, is located at North side of Warner Ave, east of Mt Peak St (if extended) in Enumclaw in King county. This project involves 34.83 acres of soil disturbance for Highway or Road, Residential, Utilities construction activities. The receiving waterbodies are Drainage Lateral #6, Boise Creek Tributary, White River. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Published in the Enumclaw Courier Herald 01/27 & 02/03/2016. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 # 678587 1/27/16, 2/3/16 NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION Stevenson commercial site plan review; (File #SPR 3074) To: Interested Agencies and Public Subject: Notice of Complete Application Project Description: The proposal is to build one building each on two parcels in four phases. The west building will be 11,180 sf on the main floor and 5,500 sf on the second floor for a total of 16,680 sf; the east building will be 9,750 SF on the main floor and 4,875 sf on the second floor for a total of 14,625 sf. A shop will be on the east parcel and will be 3,000 sf. The proposed total for all buildings is 35,735 sf. The proposed uses are offices and associated contractor’s yards. The applicant proposes to provide 79 par king stalls including four ADA spaces. Proponent:

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front door was open. Police checked the interior and found signs of entry, but nothing had been taken or damaged. Extra patrol was requested. CAN’T DO THAT: Police took a report at 1:14 a.m. Jan. 17 of people with flashlights looking in a Dumpster. Officers contacted two people who were searching the garbage bin and advised them such activity is against the law. WELFARE CHECK: City police were contacted the morning of Jan. 16 by personnel from Joint Base LewisMcChord, who for help locating a person believed to be at a Griffin Avenue address. The person in question was not located. INTO CUSTODY: An offi-

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