Opinion

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach | Brunell

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face,” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

  • Jun 21, 2018

Tribes celebrate the return of salmon | Loomis

We must continue recovery efforts

  • Jun 12, 2018

Straw pulp looks like a good option | Brunell

Columbia Pulp project is a win-win for the environment and the economy

Taking the guess work out of recycling with the Waste Management Recycle Corps

At its core, recycling is an act of optimism. An investment in the future. A chance to turn something old into something useful and new.… Continue reading

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.

  • Jun 7, 2018

Bad labels tough to shed | Brunell

Amazon, other businesses stand to lose big over Seattle’s head tax decision

Signs of progress in ending sexual violence | GUEST OP

The conversation surrounding sexual violence has grown louder in recent months as more and more women, men and young people have come forward to disclose… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2018

President, governor or retirement – only Inslee knows his plan

Inslee has his share of options to determine his future

  • May 25, 2018
Photo by Matt Phelps

President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Photo by Matt Phelps

Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands | Brunell

Gary Sinise making year-around commitments to help veterans and their families

Growth, knowledge, learning at your library | KCLS

Spring is the time of year when many of us focus on growth and renewal, reinvigorated to cultivate our interests or explore new ones. Last… Continue reading

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Brunell

With Western States wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos… Continue reading

Eyman putting his latest fight on his tab

Activist using own money in signature-gathering drive to place a $30 car tab measure in front of voters

  • May 9, 2018

Cleaning up the complex | Metzler

Solving the multifamily recycling puzzle

Candidates gear up to run in a crowded House

Dynamic in four contests reflects what is occurring in many House contests across the nation in 2018

  • May 3, 2018

Cooperation spawns hope

Call to reach common ground and a shared pain

Yogi’s wisdom is worth thinking about| Brunell

The late great philosopher Yogi Berra once proclaimed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” It sure ain’t! A lot has changed in the… Continue reading

Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy | Brunell

Millions of good-paying opportunities available in blue collar jobs