Matthews pledges to restore ethics, integrity to non-partisan position By Nicholas Johnson | May 24, 2017 Candidate Dan Matthews, left, filed at the last minute Friday, May 19, to challenge Mayor Jennifer Gregerson in this year's Nov. 7 general election Dan Matthews says he’s challenging Mayor Jennifer Gregerson out of disgust at how she has politicized the office “My plan is to run a respectful and courteous race,” he said. “My concern is that historically my opponent has done neither – unethically laundering partisan dollars and using a political consultant who has a clear record of torching and trashing their adversaries and inventing dirt where none exists.” For her part, Gregerson said she, too, plans to…
Kamiak sophomore wins 4 events
Courtesy of: Jen Dumas Simone Dumas-Guzman, a sophomore at Kamiak High School, took first place in her age group in the beam, vault, bars and all-around events at the Washington State Optional Championships March 17-20 in Vancouver. Dumas-Guzman, a Level 8 gymnast, also took third in the floor event and was fourth across all age groups. She was one of eight gymnasts selected to represent Washington at the Region 2 Championships April 7-9 in Boise, Idaho.
Former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman indicted for sexual assault of a minor
A former public information officer for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student in an ...
How I found the newspaper
“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…