Opinion

‘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

A few thoughts on the word evil | GUEST OP

Spread the word, painful and bitter though it may be for some to hear, nothing about this latest mass-shooting will bring about change to America’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Cougs, Dawgs: much at stake | Shiers

Plenty is at stake when Washington and Washington State renew the Apple Cup on Saturday (5:30 p.m. FOX TV). The No. 15 Huskies are early… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Bold action needed for salmon recovery | Being Frank

Frustrated with the lack of progress in salmon recovery – especially Puget Sound chinook – treaty tribes in Western Washington have proposed seven bold actions… Continue reading

America’s monster | Our Corner

Another day, another mass shooting. I’m not sure when it happened, but I recently realized I’ve stopped asking myself, “What are we going to do… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Wrangling over a tax overhaul | The Petri Dish

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

About our business climate today? Remember 1993 | Brunell

Twenty-five years ago, business took a beating in Olympia. The swing to the left in the 1992 general election was swift and potent. It drove… Continue reading

Democrats enjoying the moment, for now | The Petri Dish

Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Pain from the path of a drowsy driver’s crash still hurts today | Guest op

Eleven years ago, a drowsy-driving car wreck left me with injuries that still challenge me today. In the accident, my ankle was crushed so badly… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Veterans continue to serve us every day | Metzler

Marklus Henley learned a thing or two about safety, logistics and teamwork in nearly two decades serving in the U.S. Air Force. He puts those… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

To my sea sisters – and all families of veterans | OUR CORNER

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Texas flush with transportation cash | Brunell

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in Texas. On the other hand, lawmakers in Olympia still scramble to fund road… Continue reading

Expanded Panama Canal among challenges for Washington ports | BRUNELL

The $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports; however, it is putting more… Continue reading

Complex McCleary Rubik’s Cube testing lawmakers | The Petri Dish

Any day now lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s Cube. Democratic and Republican lawmakers have spent months twisting and turning the major… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017