Cheers for the American Legion

The 2020 race for the White House is heating. It’s shaping up to be a referendum on America’s market-based economic system. The central question: is… Continue reading


Recognition and thanks – not abuse – needed for high school officials

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director While the behavior of parents and other fans at high school games is still a work in progress,… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020


The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

  • Feb 20, 2020



Black History Month: highlighting health disparities

By MultiCare Health System February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, contributions and history of African Americans. During this observance, MultiCare… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020

Worn out wind blades plugging up landfills

While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there is increasing concern about the rapidly growing number of worn out blades ending up in landfills.… Continue reading

February is Heart Month: How reliable are heart monitoring devices?

By Dr. Philip Massey, for the Auburn Reporter February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

Keeping health workers healthy is key to fighting deadly diseases

Keeping hospitals and health workers healthy is key to fighting diseases. Given all the new, more deadly viruses out there, that job has gotten tougher.… Continue reading

Playing multiple sports in high school paves way for Mahomes’ success

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director On football’s grandest stage this past weekend, its latest star attraction not only delivered another virtuoso performance but… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Five reasons to love your recycling driver

February is the month for love – time to celebrate the Valentines who hold special places in our hearts. This year, maybe it’s time to… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

As session moves along, lawmakers sharpen their focus

OLYMPIA — With a third of the legislative session nearly gone, lawmakers are starting to focus on matters of most importance. Exactly what are those?… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020

Copper making comeback as major disease fighter

Government leaders, doctors, and medical researchers worldwide are working feverishly to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to keep it from becoming a global… Continue reading


Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

Democrats could, on their own, censure the six-term lawmaker. But they probably won’t. Even a hearing on the content of the report looks very unlikely.

  • Jan 24, 2020

Dams are the Northwest flood busters

We need to remember that that network is saving our bacon

We must demand a healthy Puget Sound

Little progress being made

  • Jan 20, 2020

Inslee still hopeful for clean fuels standard

Gov. Jay Inslee badly wants a clean fuels standard in Washington. He came close nine months ago, but legislation he embraced and House Democrats approved… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020

Twenty recycling resolutions for 2020

It’s a new year – the perfect time to reflect on our sustainability goals and refresh our recycling habits. This year, especially for Auburn residents,… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Look for lots that’s new at KCLS in 2020

As King County Library System winds down another busy year, the New Year promises to be just as robust, with several major initiatives planned for… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Boeing needs strong tailwinds

Facing headwinds in 2020

  • Jan 6, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced. However, at times that’s what it takes. Too often new projects succumb to years of fighting among… Continue reading