Opinion

Cold war in Olympia: capital budget, water rights bill tied up | The Petri Dish

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of a capital budget and water rights bill, are far less theoretical these days.… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

No place in our waters for Atlantic salmon | Being Frank

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and future expansion plans scrapped following the Aug. 19 escape of thousands of the… Continue reading

Atlantic salmon must go | Being Frank

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in Western Washington continues to grow as more than 100,000 of the non-native fish remain unaccounted for following the… Continue reading

Legal battle continues in effort to fund public education | The Petri Dish

When the legal battle on education funding returns to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 24, the leader of Washington’s public school system will… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

State’s new distracted driving law going too far? | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is annoying folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of any… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Players taking a knee hurting the NFL | Brunell

On a recent Saturday afternoon in Portland, a young woman stepped onto the playing field at the beginning of the University of Montana vs. Portland… Continue reading

King County Library System – a cradle of democracy | Guest op

On Nov. 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became reality when King County voters approved the formation of… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Two simple words can help regional tech diversify its workforce | ORR

Two breathtakingly simple words can help regional tech grow and diversify its workforce: community college. At the time of writing, a whopping 26 out of… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

The influential coach I needed – and remember | GUEST OP

Almost every star athlete has a story about a coach who was a major influence in their success. But what about the kids who aren’t… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Amazon’s plan reminiscent of Boeing’s Chicago move | Brunell

Last year, Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates wrote about the similarities and differences between Boeing’s corporate office move to Chicago and Amazon’s plan for… Continue reading

Rylands the choice for District 31 | GUEST OP

By Brian L. Gunn/for the Auburn Reporter The general election this November here in the 31st Legislative District is about much more than a chance… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Backus: Mayor vows to continue working as city grows, progresses | GUEST OP

By Nancy Backus/for the Auburn Reporter I moved to Auburn when I was 6 years old and have been here ever since. This is my… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Wales: Deputy mayor has a new vision, direction for Auburn | GUEST OP

By Largo Wales/for the Auburn Reporter I have the support of the council majority because of a shared vision. Your council yearns for leadership to… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

The survival of the world could be at stake | Elfers

While the nation’s and the world’s attention was drawn to the senseless murders in Las Vegas of at least 59 and the wounding of 489… Continue reading

Do your part by sorting it out | WM

By Michelle Metzler/For the Auburn Reporter Rolling recycling carts to the curb each week is a ritual shared in neighborhoods across the Auburn community. Most… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Local orthodontists offer hope and help to those in need | Dr. Rich

Children in our community have the opportunity to receive much needed orthodontic care, regardless of their family’s ability to afford treatment. As a general dentist… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Rebellion is just as American as apple pie | Elfers

“Rebellion against authority is as American as apple pie.” This was my response as I spoke with a woman who was bragging about how much… Continue reading

Deceptive ST3? Lawmakers try to make a case | Cornfield

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Help, at last, from the skies | Shiers

Several days of rain and even snow in the higher elevations have helped douse the fires in the mountains and elsewhere.… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated | Brunell

Key tax policies emanating from the East and West coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded… Continue reading