Opinion

Tribes release habitat recovery strategy

“As the salmon disappear, so do our cultures and treaty rights. We are at a crossroads and we are running out of time.” These words… Continue reading

 

Trump helped erase voter complacency

Young voters turned out in massive numbers

 

Costs matter in hiring | Brunell

While both sides argue the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter into… Continue reading

 

Military also adjusting to worker shortages | Brunell

When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s… Continue reading

Veterans bring safety to our country and the Auburn community

By Hannah Scholes/For the Auburn Reporter In honor of Veterans Day, we spoke with Waste Management technician Adam Mitten to find out how his military… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2018

From guns to climate, declaring election’s winners and losers

A surge in voter interest, a swelling in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election. As… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

Portland shipyard building is wave of the future | Brunell

Energy sources has many possibilities

Cam-pains: Enough is enough

Don’t forget to vote by Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • Nov 2, 2018

KCLS supports citizen engagement during election season and year-round

The first Tuesday in November is election day – a consequential day for our democracy when citizens have a voice in determining the outcome of… Continue reading

Richard Elfers

‘Art of the Deal’ still key to understanding Trump

The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.

Richard Elfers

I-1631? Unfair, ineffective tax that costs too much, in return for too little

On election day, voters will decide the fate of Initiative 1631, which, in the name of greenhouse gas reduction, imposes a never-ending tax increase on… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2018

Misleading and misdirection in election mailers is not new

The strategy is reminiscent of what Moxie Media did to unseat a state senator in 2010.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Kavanaugh and the court of public opinion

By Karen Shepherd/For the Auburn Reporter The recent Brett Kavanaugh op-ed by Green River College adjunct professor Rich Elfer (“What’s the fallout from Kavanaugh’s appointment… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2018

State taxed with the challenge of keeping up with a robust economy

Gov. Inslee: ‘Our revenue system is designed for a Model T economy in an Internet Age’

  • Oct 18, 2018

School is back in session, and KCLS is ready to help

It is fall and a busy time for teachers, students and parents. It is also a great time to remind residents that King County Library… Continue reading

Carbon fee hurts business and families | Brunell

Reduce pollution in our atmosphere without punishing workers and families

It’s time to get clear on recycling | Metzler

The recycling world is changing. Global restrictions and policies are prompting questions about what’s recyclable and what it’s going to take to keep community recycling… Continue reading

Boeing’s venture into hypersonic jetliners

Last spring, Boeing revealed its proposed hypersonic passenger airliner, which would fly much higher and faster than the Concorde – the only previous supersonic commercial… Continue reading

Initiative 1634 would ban discriminatory local taxes of food items

Measure would prevent new local food taxes

  • Oct 4, 2018

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

A special commission will soon decide salaries for state officeholders, including the governor

  • Oct 4, 2018