Opinion

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

Sweet Zags march on | Shiers

One of the country’s finest college basketball programs, Gonzaga prepares for another visit to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, while Washington and Washington State remain… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

China now driving car market | Brunell

In the 1950s, America’s “Big Three” automakers (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler) were the pacesetters for our industrial dominance. They had the skilled workers, the… Continue reading

Sound Transit sets the course to ease congestion along south corridor

Expansions are under development

  • Mar 21, 2018

Lawmakers toil in playing the game of taxpayer relief

Property tax, car tabs remain a burden

  • Mar 17, 2018

Some green spring cleaning to do | Metzler

Sure, there’s been rain, snow and hail lately, but believe it or not, spring is almost here. Before we know it, it will be time… Continue reading

Ireland: cleaner, greener and more prosperous | Brunell

This St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), the Irish have lots to celebrate. Ireland is cleaner, greener and more prosperous. Ireland is an island nation roughly… Continue reading

Poor salmon returns expected | Being Frank

As the tribal and state co-managers begin the annual salmon season setting process, the effects of drought and poor ocean conditions over the past few… Continue reading

Blast from the past returns | Shiers

Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Mariners after the club signed the 44-year-old, free agent outfielder to a one-year deal. The iconic Mariner adds depth… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

A year in review and a look ahead for KCLS | Guest op

Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the board of trustees. Our year in review is a compilation of stories, statistics,… Continue reading

South Korea success goes beyond Olympics | Brunell

It was hard to get excited about the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, but give the South Koreans credit for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to pull the… Continue reading

Lawmakers look to reduce what they increased | The Petri Dish

Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote in this space: “This may… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018