Opinion

What a surprise: Democrats eyeing the need for higher taxes

Even with a robust economy, the majority party may seek more revenue to carry out its wish list.

  • Feb 21, 2019

 

Growing resistance to corporate incentives | Brunell

The circumstances leading to Amazon’s decision to scrap its New York City project reflect trends corporate leaders need to examine closely. There are cultural and… Continue reading

 

Lawmakers on the road to finding car tab relief

One of the last spitball fights among lawmakers in the 2018 session erupted on how to provide a modicum of relief for payers of Sound… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

 

Controversial 2018 election mailers were audacious – and legal

Misleading postcards didn’t violate election laws because they touted non-candidates, the PDC found

  • Feb 7, 2019

Snowy winter is here

A winter storm earlier in the week brought a thick blanket of snow, strong wind and troublesome ice to Kent and the Green River Valley.… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2019

Proposed state budget underfunds culvert replacement

Treaty tribes in Western Washington are concerned that Gov. Jay Inslee’s two-year $54 billion budget now before the state Legislature will not adequately fund culvert… Continue reading

Student debt draining retired income | Brunell

Lots has been written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents has gone largely unnoticed. Recently, Wall… Continue reading

Washington farmers need tariff relief | Brunell

The good news is Washington’s cherry crop is projected to be as good as 2018’s. And the bad news? Absent tariff relief from the ongoing,… Continue reading

What happens after the bin? Behind the scenes at the recycling center

For many residents in Auburn, recycling isn’t a chore, it’s a life value. These folks study their recycling guide and prepare recyclables accordingly, but many… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019

Private sector is stepping up for tourism | Brunell

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. That’s particularly true in difficult times when “business as usual” no longer works. As our national… Continue reading

3 years in the making: new law on police use of deadly force

Legislators are about to pass a bill that will permit officers to kill only in ‘good faith’

  • Jan 25, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Inslee sounding more presidential than ever

“Washington’s Unwritten Chapter” was the title of the State of the State address Tuesday, Jan. 15. “Strange Case of Governor Jay and President Inslee” might… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities | Brunell

While many eyes are fixed on trade talks between our country and China, leaders at America’s ports are positioning their seaports to compete for increasing… Continue reading

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

Frank Chopp’s reign as speaker of the state House of Representatives will end soon. The Seattle Democrat, the longest serving speaker in state history and… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019

New year will bring new libraries, opportunities

On Jan. 16, I will celebrate my one-year anniversary as the King County Library System’s executive director, a wide-ranging job in more ways than one.… Continue reading

Viadoom looms

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  • Jan 10, 2019

In 2019 less is more | Word from Waste Management

Believe it or not, January is here, and it is already time to put your New Year’s resolutions into action. Whether you’re thinking about a… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2019

Boeing hopes to build upon record year | Brunell

Last year, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global study of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness found the United States is top rated, and within our country, Washington is the… Continue reading

Ruling strengthens habitat protection

A recent Washington Supreme Court ruling has strengthened a state law aimed at protecting the waters, shorelines and streambanks essential to salmon recovery. The ruling… Continue reading

Can Seahawks lasso the Cowboys on wild-card weekend?

The Seattle Seahawks look to stay perfect in opening-round playoff games under coach Pete Carroll when they take on the Dallas Cowboys in Saturday’s NFC… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2019