Opinion

Counties vow to fight state to get things done | Petri Dish

Elected leaders of Washington’s 39 counties are fed up with lawmakers and governors telling them what to do without providing enough money to do it.… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

 

Keep the holiday spirit all year long | Brunell

During the holidays, our thoughts naturally turn to giving – not just giving gifts, but donating our time and money to charities, disasters and community… Continue reading

 

Washington would benefit from ANWR leasing | Brunell

For the last two decades, federal legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been stymied. Now, it is… Continue reading

 

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  • Dec 8, 2017

Making room this Advent season | GUEST OP

By the Rev. Dr. Joyce Parry Moore, rector, St. James Episcopal, Kent During that week after Thanksgiving, our family engages in something I call “making… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Trump supporters’ attitude still the same | Elfers

“Support Trump? Sure,” she said. “I like him.” These words by Pam Shilling from Trump Country western Pennsylvania reflect what many Trump supporters are thinking… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Cougs, Dawgs go bowling | Shiers

The Huskies and Cougars delivered solid college football seasons to earn trips to bowl games this month. After dispatching the Cougars 41-14 in the Nov.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

‘Tis the season for sustainability | Metzler

Ready or not, the holidays are here. That means it’s time for friends, family, hot chocolate and, of course, gift giving. But with all that… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Congress must act ASAP for thousands of Washington kids to keep coverage | GUEST OP

By Reps. Tina Orwall and Mia Gregerson Washington lawmakers see that children’s health coverage must be a top priority, that’s why in 2007 the Legislature… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Finding balance in occupational licensing | Brunell

Recently, the Institute for Justice (Institute) determined state licensing barriers for lower-income workers and aspiring entrepreneurs not only hurts people trying to establish themselves in… Continue reading

KCLS unveils Its Best Books for 2017 | GUEST OP

And the envelope, please … Continuing an end-of-year tradition that dates back more than 15 years, the King County Library System has chosen its Best… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Finding comfort, support from a furry friend | AS I SEE IT

I believe that one of the most misunderstood, and maybe, because of that, the most abused laws of this generation is the federal law pertaining… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Secondary a primary concern | Shiers

The Seahawks are limping in the pursuit of an NFL playoff berth with an injury-depleted secondary.… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

A push for a safer Olympia campus | Petri Dish

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

A few thoughts on the word evil | GUEST OP

Spread the word, painful and bitter though it may be for some to hear, nothing about this latest mass-shooting will bring about change to America’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Cougs, Dawgs: much at stake | Shiers

Plenty is at stake when Washington and Washington State renew the Apple Cup on Saturday (5:30 p.m. FOX TV). The No. 15 Huskies are early… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Bold action needed for salmon recovery | Being Frank

Frustrated with the lack of progress in salmon recovery – especially Puget Sound chinook – treaty tribes in Western Washington have proposed seven bold actions… Continue reading

America’s monster | Our Corner

Another day, another mass shooting. I’m not sure when it happened, but I recently realized I’ve stopped asking myself, “What are we going to do… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Wrangling over a tax overhaul | The Petri Dish

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

About our business climate today? Remember 1993 | Brunell

Twenty-five years ago, business took a beating in Olympia. The swing to the left in the 1992 general election was swift and potent. It drove… Continue reading