Lawmakers dealing with controversial bills | The Petri Dish

A vote, up or down, on abolishing the death penalty in Washington. That’s what Attorney General Bob Ferguson wanted on the legislation he crafted. “The… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2017

Wall of Washington | Shiers cartoon

President Trump’s immigration policy has unnerved our state.… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2017

When you dig deeper, the president’s ‘tough talk’ on trade doesn’t sound as good | Brunell

When President Trump spoke to Boeing workers at its South Carolina production facility, he reiterated his campaign promise to bring jobs back to America. It… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2017

How to be an all-star recycler: Focus on the basics to win big | Metzler

By Michelle Metzler/For the Auburn Reporter You’ve got the fundamentals down. There are two containers in the kitchen – one marked trash and one marked… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2017

Lawmakers battle over who should pay for schools | The Petri Dish

This may surprise you, but one thing legislative leaders and the governor agree on is that new taxes are needed to help cover the state’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2017

Washington has lots riding on NAFTA | Brunell

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was pictured holding a Washington state apple while promoting the virtues of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017

Game of funding our schools | Shiers cartoon

State lawmakers are trying to make the right moves to fully fund public education.… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

State water quality standards finally updated | Being Frank

By Lorraine Loomis/chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission It took a long time on a rough road to get there, but today Washington has… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Lawmakers want students to be more civic | The Petri Dish

Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision. Maybe it’s the constitutional commotion ignited by President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Torn with Trump | Shiers cartoon

Newly-elected President Donald Trump has shaken things up in America, first with his immigration ban and lately his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

Change in property tax formula seen as revenue stream for state, schools | The Petri Dish

A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s vaunted political commandments in order to restore a stream of dollars to schools… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

KCLS 2016 highlights: library continues to serve the many | Wasdin

It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering, “Where did the time go?” Apparently, it went to the… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

Cut the cake and get back to work | Brunell

Congratulations on your first hundred years, Boeing. Cut the cake and get back to work. Last July, Boeing passed the century mark growing to become… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017

Trump’s ways shaking up state politics | The Petri Dish

In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit of change in the climate and landscape of Washington politics. His hiring of… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2017

Trailblazing educator retiring | Brunell

Floten put WGU Washington on the map

  • Jan 26, 2017

Schools going to pot? | Shiers cartoon

State lawmakers are still trying to find ways to fully fund public education.… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions for 2017: less sugar and a recycling reset | Metzler

It’s that time of the year when thoughts turn to renewal and fresh starts. For a greener 2017, we suggest adding an easy-to-keep New Year’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2017

Alaska Airlines performance unsurpassed | Brunell

Fifty years ago, Boeing, Weyerhaeuser and PACCAR were the “Crème de la crème” of Washington’s publicly traded corporations. Twenty-five years ago, Microsoft, Costco and Starbucks… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2017

Not all festive about Trump’s inauguration | The Petri Dish

There may be a little extra elbow room for Democratic lawmakers at Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. As many as 54 Democratic House members are saying… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2017

Avoiding déjà vu all over again | Brunell

Rhe late Yogi Berra coined the phrase “it’s déjà vu all over again!” It is used extensively to describe political miscues. Case in point: ObamaCare.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2017