Opinion Section

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Merry…Holidays…?

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Merry…Holidays…?

by Dave Markwell While walking through the market the other day, I encountered an acquaintance and, this being the holiday season, I said, “Merry Christmas!!” I was very enthusiastic and sincere in... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

by Dave Markwell The older I get, the more uncertain I have become about many things. Proving this point, I’m not even sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I often find myself perched on the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a ‘Political Cartoon’ posted as a Letter to the Editor, created by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

by Dave Markwell Tonight I am sitting on an airplane flying over the vast nothing of the Pacific Ocean travelling from Hawaii to Seattle. My son lies next to me with his head on this fold down tray. My... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident doesn’t think Council allocating enough money for police

LETTER: Resident doesn’t think Council allocating enough money for police

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Des Moines Citizens, It is an... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

by Dave Markwell This morning one of my wonderfully goofy 6 am CrossFit girls made me love her. When she looked at me with hope and fear as she asked if we could play her iPod during the workout, I was... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] FREEDOM OF SPEECH This country was... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

by Dave Markwell For the past few weeks, opinions about the Highline school district bond have dominated the comment sections of our local media outlets. Vast and varied opinions exist. Some have inspired... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: I am writing to support... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] I grew up in the Highline School District... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] This country was founded by declaring,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mondays and Fridays.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mondays and Fridays.

by Dave Markwell “I think it’s kind of mean that Monday is so far from Friday, but Friday is so close to Monday.” – My eleven year old daughter, Helena. These simple, yet astute, words made me... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Contrary to what some people want you... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Again, we need a quality and honest representative in Olympia…’

LETTER: ‘Again, we need a quality and honest representative in Olympia…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] WE NEED THE BEST We need to have quality... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Potluck.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Potluck.

by Dave Markwell I enjoy potluck dinners very much. Though, I have learned through many years of attending these events to always bring what I like. Having been disappointed too many times in the past... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Response to Mr. Schipper’s letter... [Read more]