Opinion

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

Proposed initiative stokes battle over gun rights

Big money, politics at play

  • Apr 26, 2018

Innovative library program emerges for the 21st century | KCLS

The King County Library System has long been committed to offering a wide range of programs and services for every age, ability and background. But… Continue reading

Lawmakers hope to examine concerns of Sea-Tac International Airport and its impact on the quality of life in places like SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and Federal Way.

State antes up money to address bevy of issues

From wolves to airplanes, state looks to tackle issues

  • Apr 19, 2018
Lawmakers hope to examine concerns of Sea-Tac International Airport and its impact on the quality of life in places like SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and Federal Way.

Earth Day flashback: 30 years of Puget Sound recycling | Metzler

What were you doing in 1988? Catching “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in theaters? Cracking open your first bottle of lemon-flavored Snapple iced tea? In the… Continue reading

Trade war could hit Washington hard | Brunell

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs are imposed, it will hit Washington particularly hard.… Continue reading

State feeds more money to public schools

But bargaining may soon begin for union, lawmakers

  • Apr 11, 2018
Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Community college plays significant role in higher education

Students embrace courses, programs

  • Apr 11, 2018
Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Water pressure mounting in West as population spikes | Brunell

As we deal with our population growth, we must address sufficient supplies of drinkable fresh water for residential, commercial, agriculture, fisheries and industrial needs. Not… Continue reading

Trump’s luck may be running out | Elfers

Nowhere in the world has seen improvement as a result of Trump’s actions

A forgotten side of the Alamo | Brunell

Most of the 2.5 million annual Alamo visitors focus on the epic 1836 battle in which a small band of brave Texans was eventually overrun… Continue reading

Repeal the tariffs, keep the presses rolling

Much of the talk about tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2018

Washington’s Reproductive Parity Act is a win for women and a model for the nation

By Trudi Inslee/For the Reporter The Reproductive Parity Act, SB 6219, is a barrier-breaking bill several years in the making. The RPA is just one… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2018

Crisis over?

State finds money to back public education, meet the mandate for now

  • Mar 28, 2018