Opinion

Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Inslee sounding more presidential than ever

“Washington’s Unwritten Chapter” was the title of the State of the State address Tuesday, Jan. 15. “Strange Case of Governor Jay and President Inslee” might… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities | Brunell

While many eyes are fixed on trade talks between our country and China, leaders at America’s ports are positioning their seaports to compete for increasing… Continue reading

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

Frank Chopp’s reign as speaker of the state House of Representatives will end soon. The Seattle Democrat, the longest serving speaker in state history and… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019

New year will bring new libraries, opportunities

On Jan. 16, I will celebrate my one-year anniversary as the King County Library System’s executive director, a wide-ranging job in more ways than one.… Continue reading

Viadoom looms

Closure, demolition of

  • Jan 10, 2019

In 2019 less is more | Word from Waste Management

Believe it or not, January is here, and it is already time to put your New Year’s resolutions into action. Whether you’re thinking about a… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2019

Boeing hopes to build upon record year | Brunell

Last year, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global study of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness found the United States is top rated, and within our country, Washington is the… Continue reading

Ruling strengthens habitat protection

A recent Washington Supreme Court ruling has strengthened a state law aimed at protecting the waters, shorelines and streambanks essential to salmon recovery. The ruling… Continue reading

Can Seahawks lasso the Cowboys on wild-card weekend?

The Seattle Seahawks look to stay perfect in opening-round playoff games under coach Pete Carroll when they take on the Dallas Cowboys in Saturday’s NFC… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2019

Lawmakers aim to revisit, scrutinize how Sound Transit works

Sound Transit should count on getting a share of attention from state lawmakers in the upcoming session. Car tab relief is one topic. How directors… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2019

We’re finding common ground for salmon

The strength of the late Billy Frank Jr.’s vision and leadership is once again being called upon to help recover salmon in western Washington. Habitat,… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2019

Ways to drain the swamp

Many pundits predict American political warfare will worsen in 2019 and grow more ruthless in 2020 – our next presidential election year. The swamp that… Continue reading

Proposed wall along the border dividing a country

The partial government shutdown started on Friday, Dec. 21 at midnight. The issue is over money to build a border wall between the U.S. and… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Tax change would bring in more money, but where would it go?

Many Democratic lawmakers may warm to the tax change but not the diversion of dollars

  • Dec 27, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Dawgs, Cougs get ready for their bowl battles

Pac-12 schools hope to bring home wins

  • Dec 27, 2018

New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

State Sen. Steve Hobbs is hiking solo on what seems an impossible mission. The Lake Stevens Democrat is trying to stitch together political support for… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Reporter newspaper group moving offices to Federal Way

Dear reader As 2018 comes to an end, your local media organization is looking forward to a new chapter. As of Dec. 28, five of… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Inslee for president? | Shiers

Governor hasn’t officially said anything amid the rumors

  • Dec 12, 2018

Good economic news sprinkled with caution | Brunell

The good news is Washington’s revenues continue to grow and projections for the next couple of years appear promising. That is welcome news, but it… Continue reading