Opinion

Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO

Did Gov. Inslee go too far with his veto power?

OLYMPIA — When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO

To expel or not to expel Rep. Shea, that may be the question

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020

  • Aug 22, 2019

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April… Continue reading

Tribes outraged by EPA move to roll back improved water quality standards

Treaty Indian tribes in Western Washington are outraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is advancing the agenda of a small group of industrial polluters to… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019

Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention

OLYMPIA – If you’ve lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019

Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell

Sweden and Washington state are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power… Continue reading

State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. Tuesday’s primary marked the electoral debut of VoteWa, and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash or suffer a full-on high-tech belly… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2019

Publisher’s decision to limit e-book access is bad news for library patrons

A recent decision by a book publisher to limit public libraries’ access to e-books should be of concern not only to library patrons in King… Continue reading

Vote yes on the King County Parks Levy | GUEST OP

Preserve our green spaces to protect public health and well-being

  • Aug 2, 2019

Got your grill on? Hot Coals – great for Burgers, bad for garbage

Summer has finally arrived in Auburn. The sun is shining, gardens are thriving, and the neighborhood pool is overflowing with children and their gleeful screams.… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Got your grill on? Hot Coals – great for Burgers, bad for garbage

Summer has finally arrived in Auburn. The sun is shining, gardens are thriving, and the neighborhood pool is overflowing with children and their gleeful screams.… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019

America’s renewed interest in the moon

Today’s space race not only has China and India competition, but private sector investors as well

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