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It’s time to talk turkey about turkeys | Guest column

So how do you feel about turkeys? When I was 12 years old, turkey was not my favorite food. Since…

3 days ago

Not much changed from what we knew on election night | Roegner

This column was due before the election was certified. However, not much changed from what we knew on election night,…

4 days ago

Let’s mark the former White River channel through Auburn | Robert Whale

The White River channel that once flowed through Auburn dried up more than 100 years ago, but it played such…

5 days ago

Honoring heroes goes beyond lowering flags to half-mast | Brunell

Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act…

1 week ago

Remembering the old Lyden Market on Auburn Way North | Robert Whale

Sometimes along some stretch of road or highway, but more commonly in small towns or in the rural areas, I…

2 weeks ago

Public safety takes centerstage in local elections | Roegner

In Seattle and most suburban cities, the overwhelming message was that the public was scared and wanted to feel safe.

2 weeks ago

Washington’s secretary of state leaves big shoes to fill | Roegner

Secretary of State Kim Wyman recently announced she will leave her state job to go to work for President Joe…

2 weeks ago

What the Afghan wants to say: A story of resettlement | Guest column

The wind is strong. It carries the colored leaves of fall to our doorsteps — leaves that bear the first…

3 weeks ago

The rest of the story: Sound Transit, Rolovich and Lambert | Roegner

All of the reporters I know are ethical and trustworthy. But I have learned frequently there is more to a…

3 weeks ago

When it comes to power, Washington may be falling behind | Brunell

For years, Washington state masked its high business and regulatory costs with low priced, reliable electricity — lots of it.

3 weeks ago

How the Auburn School District got the land for an elementary school | Whale’s Tales

North Auburn elementary school, late October 1967.

4 weeks ago

Domestic violence victims need more housing options

Column: As a result of stay-at-home measures from the pandemic, domestic violence rates have worsened in King County.

4 weeks ago

A look at city council races around the region | Roegner

I have been following elections in King County for close to 40 years. But I still rely on local sources…

1 month ago

Why should the threat to Taiwan concern us in WA? | Brunell

Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan — it impacts us.

1 month ago

Election 2021: Closer look at King County races | Roegner

The race for Mayor of Seattle will dominate the regional media, but for most of the suburbs, it is the…

1 month ago

Our economy works when consumers pick winners | Brunell

Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President…

2 months ago

Big-time politics: Redistricting for 2022 elections | Roegner

Based on new census data, which shows Washington state has grown by close to 1 million people, the Redistricting Commission…

2 months ago

Questions surround vaccine exemptions for state workers | Roegner

With about 4,800 state employees in 24 agencies requesting vaccine exemptions, which is 8% of all state employees, and with…

2 months ago

What the Afghan wants to say: Arezo’s journey to America | Guest column

In our little Zoom room, I hear my interviewee break into sobs. Her part of the Zoom room is engulfed…

2 months ago

Can a Texas-style abortion law happen in Washington? | Roegner

If politicians really want to anger women voters, the easiest way is to attack their rights.

2 months ago