Opinion

In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

  • Jul 18, 2019

 

Nothing cheesy: Apollo missions brought us more than just the moon

America needed something to bring people together. Apollo 11 accomplished that.

 

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

 

China’s mighty migrating mandate

Country has to get serious about its trash problem as its fast-paced economy expands

Recycling right in Auburn

Waste Management Recycle Corps interns on the job help us build recycling muscle memory

  • Jul 11, 2019

KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit

The King County Library System strives to create meaningful partnerships with other public agencies, private businesses, and nonprofits organizations to better serve our shared communities.… Continue reading

Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

They passed 51 bills to bring in more money. Democrats pushed major tax hikes past a resistant GOP.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to America

Focus needs to be on approaches, which are affordable and effective for students and their families

COURTESY, Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

Four women are vying to become the next House speaker. The Democratic caucus will decide in July.

  • Jul 3, 2019
COURTESY, Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hatchery movie misguided, inaccurate

Outdoor clothing and gear manufacturer Patagonia recently released “Artifishal,” a misguided documentary full of misinformation about the role hatcheries play in salmon recovery. The movie… Continue reading

Nation sorely lacks positive role models

Our culture has forgotten the importance of role models to future generations

Family-owned business backbone of America

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, “I feel your pain,” reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then,… Continue reading

The Sustainable Summer Picnic: 3 easy steps for an eco-conscious outing

With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to dig out the picnic blankets and dust off the barbecues. The elusive Pacific Northwest sunshine has the power… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2019

Politics, not science behind water quality rollback

I don’t know how you can be against clean water, but some of the industries in our state are. They have convinced the U.S. Environmental… Continue reading

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Max fix critical to Washington

Boeing needs to get the 737 back into service – safely and soon

Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race

  • Jun 6, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO

KCLS provides summertime opportunities to read, learn and grow

June is the end of the school year, but it’s the beginning of King County Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program, and we’re offering a… Continue reading

Could Seattle put on a World’s Fair today? | Brunell

On April 21, 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened. The “Century 21 Exhibition” ran for six months, drew 11 million visitors, turned a profit and… Continue reading

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists

‘If I can do it, they can do it’