Apr 19, 2014
Politics 7 Views
Mark Miloscia, a former pilot, is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. In addition to his engineering degree, he has post-graduate degrees in business. While serving fourteen years in the Washington State Legislature he became the most loved and respected Representative in Washington's House.
Mar 13, 2014
Humor 36 Views
The Benson Hill Communities have a lot in common with Saint Patrick’s Ireland, Budget Cuts. The Washington State Legislature finished yet another legislative session with a series of budget cuts and unfunded legislation eating away at the fabric of the social safety net.
Saint Patrick (c 387-493) was named Maewyn, at birth. He was born to a wealthy family managing an agricultural villa in Britain. His father received a big tax relief because of his position as deacon in the Christian church. The Roman Governor, a paternal protector and benefactor, formed alliances with selective clients and offered financial assistance and legal protection at the expense of the exploited lower class.
The Roman patron-client relationship system of economics went into default.
Maewyn, who would later become St Patrick was a normal teenager. Religion wasn’t important to him. He made youthful mistakes, as attested to in Confesio, one of his two surviving writings. When he was sixteen, ...
Feb 28, 2014
Transportation 507 Views
King County voters are facing a sticky situation. Lack of funding for King County Metro Transit necessitates reductions in service or elimination of service affecting over one-hundred seventy routes. Residents of communities connected to the Benson Corridor will lose a long time favorite MT 161. Dart service to the Lake Meridian P&R from the Benson is scheduled for cancellation or consolidated to a less convenient Dart route. Several MT routes in Renton will be cancelled or changed.
Here are a few changes that will affect the Benson Corridor:
• MT 168 Reduce trips, Add service during commute hours to connect with Sounder Commuter Rail in order to replace commuter service on routes MT158 and MT159
• MT 157: Add three routes daily - Combine service with routes MT 158 and MT 159.
• Shift routing to 132nd Avenue SE from 116th Avenue SE between SE 240th Street and the Lake Meridian Park-and-Ride.
• Add two morning and three afternoon trips since routes MT158 and MT159 would no ...
Feb 8, 2014
Labor 276 Views
Shared Prosperity, an Agenda to Rebuild the Middle Class. Working families from the Benson Hill communities would be interested to know that political advocates from labor unions statewide, met at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Legislative Conference headquarters in Olympia. February 7, for a one-day lobbying effort. We All Do Better When We All Do Better
Featured Aug 29, 2013
Save Panther Lake 3045 Views
Can Panther Lake, located at the NE corner of Kent WA, the center of the earth, be saved? For an aerial view of this serene city lake, enter 47.42149 latitude, and -122.18734 longitude into a satellite view application or GPS device.
This body of fresh water is an amazing resource for economic development, improved livability and outdoor recreational opportunities. This fantastic piece of Shangri-La can be found smack dab in the middle of an economically struggling urban environment. The busy Benson Corridor, WA 515, borders it a few blocks to the west. The lake is surrounded by palatial estates, middle income housing, manufactured home developments, apartment buildings and commercial establishments. The Panther Lake Great American Casino, offering an incredible lunch menu, is the most familiar landmark in the area.
If you have driven the Benson (WA 515) you have passed close to Panther Lake in Kent WA. You can’t see it from the road. If you didn’t know it was there you are in ...