Opinion

Voters to decide if state’s new laws measure up | The Petri Dish

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing…

  • Aug 4th, 2017

 

Make back-to-school shopping sustainable; start with your kids’ closets

By Michelle Metzler/For the Auburn Reporter Ready or not, it’s time to…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

 

Sudden deaths took a trio of state’s business and ag leaders | Brunell

So far this year, a trio of unexpected deaths has shocked Washington…

 

Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying…

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our changing county | KCLS

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers | Brunell

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect…

Forest landowners prove cooperation works | Brunell

The state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recently recognized 43…

State’s new distracted driving law going too far? | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is annoying folks. What’s…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Dry spell in Seattle | Shiers

Months removed from record-breaking winter and spring rain, the Puget Sound region…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Lawmakers’ last challenge? Water rights | The Petri Dish

Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve the…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Today’s tools drive me crazy, and off the map | OUR CORNER

Distracted driving is the hot topic now with the new state law…

Maybe it is more than sticks and stones that hurt | OUR CORNER

I have always been interested in languages. Since my first Spanish class…

Stricter law puts more attention on distracted driving | GUEST OP

On Sunday, July 23, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

State of public ed

In the final hours before a state government shutdown, the Legislature passed…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

KCLS: looking toward the future

By Stephen A. Smith, interim library director Over the past year and…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Brunell

In the last half century, Americans yearned for energy independence. We were…

Lawmakers look to play bigger role in negotiations with unions | The Petri Dish

One of the last pieces of the budget puzzle snapped into place…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Republican health care bill will hurt Auburn | GUEST OP

Fourteen million. That’s how many of us will lose Medicaid if Republican…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Searching for words that unite us | Brunell

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from…

WM Recycle Corps interns on the way to ‘crack the code’ for better recycling | Metzler

By Michelle Metzler/For the Auburn Reporter Setting up successful recycling systems in…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Trash talk and all: Taking lessons from council meetings | OUR CORNER

On Mondays, you’ll likely find me sitting in the back row of…

Complex McCleary Rubik’s Cube testing lawmakers | The Petri Dish

Any day now lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Trump’s budget cuts to the core of necessities | GUEST OP

For more than 40 years, there has been a bipartisan commitment to…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Caps, gowns and devices | Shiers

Local high school seniors graduate this weekend.

Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions | Brunell

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United…

Connecticut comeuppance | Brunell

Recently, the Wall Street Journal editorialized that Connecticut’s elected officials are getting…

Tensions rise as battle lingers over education | The Petri Dish

Teachers in the Everett School District incited quite a stir with their…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Councilman’s take on sanctuary city status | GUEST OP

By John Holman/For the Auburn Reporter Let’s talk about “sanctuary city” from…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Summer reading: Relax, learn, and have fun | KCLS

It seemed like winter was longer than usual this year, but it’s…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Time to put a leash on legislative marathons? | The Petri Dish

Washington voters amended the state constitution in 1979 in hopes of bringing…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Texas flush with transportation cash | Brunell

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in…

Slow go in Olympia | Shiers

The Legislature is going double-overtime to try and settle a budget impasse…

Auburn’s elected officials need to stand by their community | GUEST OP

We have lived in Auburn for several years. Our children attend school…

  • May 25th, 2017

Budget battle pushes state to the brink | The Petri Dish

The process of shutting down state government is underway, again. At the…

  • May 25th, 2017

How to stress less in the face of uncertainty | Guest op

The political climate we are all facing is intense, to say the…

  • May 18th, 2017

Lawmakers stalled on a compromising car tab bill | The Petri Dish

It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing the initiative to…

  • May 17th, 2017

Spring is on its way – at long last | Shiers

Our gloomy, reluctant spring is expected to give way to warmer, drier…

Plenty of work to do in special session | The Petri Dish

Not a whole lot is going on around the Capitol these days…

  • May 11th, 2017

Waste Management driver loves her work, behind the wheel and in her community

Lindsey Leitch is an early riser. She has to be. Her family…

Remembering Mike Lowry, a genuine man | Brunell

There was nothing pretentious about Mike Lowry. What you saw is what…