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How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live and work in the Pacific Northwest. We are reaping… Continue reading
Many Americans continue to be hesitant to get the COVID vaccine, even though President Joe Biden has been given high approval ratings for his handling… Continue reading
Introducing a new column with an eye on local history.
Each one of the cities outside Seattle faces the same problems Seattle has faced when it comes to homelessness because homelessness does not recognize city… Continue reading
A common stereotype is that homeless people are all hooked on drugs — but sometimes a job loss, death in the family, rent increase or… Continue reading
We have work to do to increase the number of vaccinations.
A few weeks ago, we looked at local races for King County government, along with cities, school boards and special purpose districts for 2021. Candidates… Continue reading
The violence must stop. And our elected officials have the ability to stop it.
In most King County election races, the incumbent has all of the advantages, and the races are rarely competitive. But this year could be different.… Continue reading
A record 646 candidates in King County cities have filed for local offices.
It’s the Memorial Day weekend – and you know what that means. No, not the start of summer, backyard barbecues or three-day sales at stores… Continue reading
What has happened to the Grand Old Party and its abdication of leadership to Donald Trump’s personality cult over good public policy? With a chance… Continue reading
With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.
With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.
There isn’t much positive about what we have all been through the last year with the coronavirus. But a couple of areas should be at… Continue reading
The death of George Floyd at the knee of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin may have thrust Floyd into the role of history maker and… Continue reading
By Rick O’Neill, Special to the Auburn Reporter Bar Harbor, Maine, to Anacortes, Washington … by bicycle. 4,200 miles, nine states and three mountain ranges… Continue reading
One of the more creative methods for treating drug users is the Seattle-King County Public Health’s needle exchange program, which seeks to reduce the spread… Continue reading
Sometimes being first isn’t good. Such is the case with legislation making Washington the only state to ban natural gas in new homes and commercial… Continue reading