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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
Fortunately, the Sound Transit Board of Directors will make the final decision on the location of the south operations maintenance facility (OMF) rather than officials… Continue reading
Because the Democrats control the state’s House, Senate and the Governor’s Office, reaching agreement on the 2021-2023 budget should be relatively easy. It helps that… Continue reading
In her famous essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous resurrects the myth of Medusa — a gorgon whose terrifying glance turned onlookers into… Continue reading
I have always viewed the position of sheriff as a non-political professional administrator — more like a city police chief than a politician. I was… Continue reading
By Danny Low, For the Reporter As I see pictures of my medical colleagues receiving their COVID-19 vaccines and posting expressions of gratitude online, I’m… Continue reading
There were more than 24,000 firearm deaths last year, yet state and national lawmakers seem immovable.
The last thing this country need is to politicize violence against women. The Violence Against Women Act was introduced by then-United States Senator and current… Continue reading
The next two years are going to be as partisan as the last four as the myth of the stolen presidential election has become the… Continue reading
Denying the vote to those who owe fines keeps many from fully rejoining their communities.
By Kim Bogucki, For The Reporter In 2008, I began asking incarcerated people a seemingly simple question: “If there was something someone could have said… Continue reading
One of the priorities for the House of Representatives this session is to pass legislation aimed at improving police departments and how they treat residents… Continue reading
The Legislature is now in session, meaning our break from politics was too short — and it didn’t take long for Gov. Jay Inslee’s use… Continue reading
Many cities have made front page news regarding racial issues between their residents and their police departments. White officers shooting Black people or other minorities,… Continue reading
Along with a $2.6 million fine, the ruling places restrictions on Eyman’s future initiative campaigns.
It is the middle of winter and it’s too cold for anyone to stay outside all night. Seattle, King County and suburban city leaders wanted… Continue reading
By Steven D. Strachan, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs The old saying “all politics are local” has taken on new meaning as lawmakers… Continue reading
By Barbara Lloyd McMichael, South King County Cultural Coalition Growing up on Military Road in a house that overlooked the rural Green River Valley, I… Continue reading