DAWN: Fighting secrecy, shedding light on domestic violence

The mood at the Kent Regional Library last month was upbeat, but on the brink of somber. The participants filing into the library meeting room Oct. 24 were of both genders – although there were more women overall. They came in business suits or slacks and sneakers, bearing keys to sports cars as well as old clunkers. They may have differed in many ways, but that afternoon they had something in common. A single focus. The Domestic Abuse Women’s Network, also known as DAWN, had organized an official “Hour of Remembrance,” focused on drawing attention to the incomprehensible – someone dying at the hands of an intimate partner.

Has anyone seen my ‘World’s Greatest Columnist’ T-shirt? | Pat Cashman

There was almost a very ugly confrontation at a Fred Meyer store the other day – I’m just glad Fred wasn’t there to see it.

  • Nov 14, 2008

Would Martin Luther King hate George Bush?

I was urged not to say a kind word about George Bush. I was even asked, how could I, given all the mistakes he has made.

  • Nov 11, 2008

Time to step up: King County relief corps looking for a few good hands

When the flood waters rose last December, Kelley Jones received a phone call. As a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer in Thurston County, she was asked to assist the relief effort in rural communities west of Centralia.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Chair shortage isn’t something I’m going to take sitting down | Pat Cashman

While out for a jog the other day (a jog that turned into a sprint when a German shepherd came after me), I noticed a “For Lease” sign sitting in the empty window of a failed restaurant.

  • Nov 4, 2008

Refreshing report

Regarding the letter criticizing the

  • Nov 3, 2008

Well-deserving veterans getting our support

My father, uncles and grandfathers were veterans. Through them, I learned about the Normandy invasion, the sinking of the Quincy and Patton’s army.

  • Nov 3, 2008

How to make the economy grow

One thing about economics – like time and the weather, it plays no favorites.The laws of economics are rigid. Abide by them and you’ll do… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2008

Ugly rhetoric

What does it say about the judgement and maturity of an elected official like Geoff Simpson when they go on a public blog and personally engage in sophomoric mud slinging, particularly the week before an election?

  • Oct 31, 2008

Worth a laugh

Regarding the police blotter, isn’t there enough dryly written bad news to read about in our newspapers?

  • Oct 31, 2008

Get a life

Regarding the letter to the editor, “Blot out the remarks” (Oct. 22), I felt it was uncalled for. The reader has the right to voice her opinion, but why did she have to be so sharp-tongued and outright rude?

  • Oct 31, 2008

Good look, new spot

The last thing Auburn needs is to discourage new businesses, so I’d like to respond to

  • Oct 31, 2008

I-985 is no answer: Efforts in place to relieve congestion

Initiative 985 says it will address congestion, which is a very tempting idea.

  • Oct 27, 2008

Trying to move on as the county faces heavy cuts

You’ve probably heard the news. King County is facing a $93 million budget shortfall for 2009, close to 10 percent of its general fund. This is one of the worst deficits our county government has ever experienced.

  • Oct 27, 2008

Strange but true: Creating new ways to conveniently shop-n-go | Pat Cashman

In our modern day swirl of crime stories, grim and grimmer economic news, nasty political races and miserable local pro and college sports teams – it would seem difficult to find many signs of solace.

  • Oct 24, 2008

Blotter fan

I really enjoy the way your writer puts together for the police and fire call blotter. I actually look forward to reading these comments each week. Whoever does this is doing a great job.

  • Oct 24, 2008