Opinion

Reflecting on the old and ringing in the New Year | KCLS

What a busy and eventful year this has been. As I write my last column as interim director, it is a great time to reflect… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2017

Time for railroads to implement positive track | Brunell

While the investigation continues into the deadly Amtrak derailment near DuPont, the clock continues to tick on the implementation of Positive Track Control (PTC). The… Continue reading

Let’s have a serious discussion about safety | Sen. Fortunato

The presiding officer in the state Senate, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, recently indicated that he would implement a rule to ban firearms in the public… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

Hawks ask for help | Shiers

The injury-depleted Seahawks are in desperate help to make the NFC playoffs. Seattle visits Dallas on Sunday (1:25 p.m. FOX).… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

Accord fosters cooperation | Being Frank

By Lorraine Loomis/Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission A 28-year-old investment in cooperation and government-to-government relations between Indian tribes and the state of Washington is still paying… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Laying a million Wreaths Across America | Brunell

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse… Continue reading

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