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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
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
Do good military commanders make good education leaders? That is a question Montana’s Higher Education Commission will answer in the coming years. However, if the… Continue reading
State considering additional taxes
In Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing lawmakers to enact a new tax on carbon gas emissions before the legislature adjourns on March 8. Inslee… Continue reading
As the new director of the King County Library System, I am excited to relocate to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and am honored to be… Continue reading
Too often, virtues and accomplishments of quiet leaders go unsung. Such is the case with John Spellman, a former Washington governor and King County executive,… Continue reading
The cost to renew your car tabs in our state remains excessively high and funding public transit projects.… Continue reading
Earlier this month, China launched its “national sword” policy which bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported. Meanwhile, its upcoming March edict imposing a lower… Continue reading
Urging ways to improve our regional habitat
It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.
If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.
In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.
2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud last week when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures to get… Continue reading
It’s the most optimistic time of the year. The gyms are packed, classes are at capacity, and we’re all making lists of ambitious goals to… Continue reading
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
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