Opinion

Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition is a return to cooperation

The Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition is looking forward to another year of working together to accomplish responsible management through responsible leadership. We formed the… Continue reading

 

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

OLYMPIA — Most ballots are counted, but the fight over Initiative 976 is far from over. It’s just changing venues. The measure paring the cost… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2019

 

Impeachment aside: there’s work to be done

Now that President Trump’s impeachment process is formally underway, Democrats and Republicans need to avoid becoming completely absorbed by it. They must work together on… Continue reading

 

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  • Nov 7, 2019

November is a great month to participate

November is the month when the public and media focus attention on the general election. And King County Library System is doing its part to… Continue reading

Respect for everyone in high school sports and activities

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director Case studies have revealed that kids want to participate in high school sports because they are fun.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2019

Power of reliable power

Our state’s economy and way of life hinges on low cost and reliable electricity. Since Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams were completed in the early… Continue reading

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

There’s no cost to voting, but millions of dollars are getting spent to influence how ballots are cast

  • Oct 31, 2019

Let’s keep Friday nights in the fall for high school football

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director Some of the top football matchups featuring Ohio teams this past Friday night were Mentor vs. Shaker… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency

  • Oct 18, 2019

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Democratics are likely to impeach Trump, but Republicans are unlikely to convict him at trial.

High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people… Continue reading

A look at the races for the state’s 9 top jobs

Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington state will be filled by voters in 2020. We’re talking governor, attorney general, secretary of state,… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019

Diverse programs serve diverse communities

Waste Management’s outreach programs make waste reduction and recycling accessible to everyone

  • Oct 10, 2019

Amateurism must be maintained to preserve education-based sports

While we addressed a number of important issues with our member state associations at section meetings the past month, perhaps none of the topics are… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019

Turn america’s innovators lose on greenhouse gases

Assuming that reducing greenhouse gases are an ongoing challenge, we need government policies and the “political will” to turn our nation’s entreprehenuers and researchers lose… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars

  • Oct 3, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

King County Library System explores the artificial intelligence frontier

If asked for a show of hands in tech-savvy King County, many would know what the term “artificial intelligence” means. But some may not. Also… Continue reading

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

  • Sep 26, 2019

Give parents an Education Savings Account with $10,000 so children can learn phonics

By Liv Finne, Washington Policy Center, for the Auburn Reporter Teachers are still using the “whole language” method to teach reading, a method rejected two… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019