Opinion

Kavanaugh and the court of public opinion

By Karen Shepherd/For the Auburn Reporter The recent Brett Kavanaugh op-ed by Green River College adjunct professor Rich Elfer (“What’s the fallout from Kavanaugh’s appointment… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2018

 

State taxed with the challenge of keeping up with a robust economy

Gov. Inslee: ‘Our revenue system is designed for a Model T economy in an Internet Age’

  • Oct 18, 2018

 

School is back in session, and KCLS is ready to help

It is fall and a busy time for teachers, students and parents. It is also a great time to remind residents that King County Library… Continue reading

 

Carbon fee hurts business and families | Brunell

Reduce pollution in our atmosphere without punishing workers and families

It’s time to get clear on recycling | Metzler

The recycling world is changing. Global restrictions and policies are prompting questions about what’s recyclable and what it’s going to take to keep community recycling… Continue reading

Boeing’s venture into hypersonic jetliners

Last spring, Boeing revealed its proposed hypersonic passenger airliner, which would fly much higher and faster than the Concorde – the only previous supersonic commercial… Continue reading

Initiative 1634 would ban discriminatory local taxes of food items

Measure would prevent new local food taxes

  • Oct 4, 2018

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

A special commission will soon decide salaries for state officeholders, including the governor

  • Oct 4, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

He’s not on the ballot, but Inslee is campaigning like it

Republicans may find votes in making the election a referendum of the Democratic governor’s agenda

  • Sep 26, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Avoiding trouble tweeting

Think hard before posting an angry, irresponsible or accusatory message

Living in an era when emotions, opinions outweigh facts

“In this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire” (Oxford Dictionaries.com). What is post-truth? According to… Continue reading

What’s really going on at King County Solid Waste?

Deliberate misrepresentation of facts and opportunities?

  • Sep 20, 2018

Move forward on water quality standards

In an unfortunate reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to reconsider our state’s new water quality standards – the most protective in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses

They are the backbone of the American economy

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the Postal Service for delivering them

  • Sep 12, 2018

Their I-940 made the ballot, but not the version they prefer

A much-divided state Supreme Court blew up an unusual compromise when it concluded that Initiative 940, which would rewrite Washington law on the use of… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

Much needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom | Brunell

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective. Let’s start with “You can… Continue reading

Words of wisdom from the WM Recycle Corps | Metzler

The end of the summer is bittersweet for many reasons. At Waste Management, it’s time to say goodbye and good luck to the WM Recycle… Continue reading

Just in time for the first bell | Shiers

Local school districts and teacher unions agreed this week to new contracts, avoiding the possibility of a strike and a delay to the school year.… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2018

Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard | Brunell

Hopefully, the trade dispute will be resolved before the apple and wheat harvest are completed this fall