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With COVID-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels?… Continue reading
Now that vaccines are available, we hope our lives will return to the way they were before the coronavirus pandemic blanketed the globe. That is… Continue reading
The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from… Continue reading
While the coronavirus and its devastating effects on people and economies worldwide were unfortunately the top 2020 stories, the massive impact of western wildfires can’t… Continue reading
There are 281 cities that belong to the Association of Washington Cities (AWC), and their mayors and councilmembers are articulate representatives of the public they… Continue reading
In even numbered years such as 2020, the legislative session is only 60 days long so that all the House members can get home to… Continue reading
As Will Rogers used to say, “I only know what I read in the paper.” For most of the year, I write about serious topics… Continue reading
While clearing out and boxing up my parents’ home recently, I discovered a few items I didn’t know existed. In the bottom of a cedar… Continue reading
The 1960s were about Black people getting the right to vote, and we thought equality would naturally follow. Unfortunately, the process of inclusion has moved… Continue reading
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is dealing with the progress of the 20th century — especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones… Continue reading
Why not call a special session of the Legislature? That question has come up several times throughout the past year, usually by Republicans, owing to… Continue reading
“Pass the yams! And pass the turkey! Pass the iPad, too! I want to Facetime with my family. Though quarantined from loved ones, I am… Continue reading
It’s no secret that airlines and airplane manufacturers have been clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly hard hit are international flights traditionally flown by jumbo… Continue reading
When you picture the Washington state Legislature, it usually looks like mostly white males. But that is in the process of changing. When the Legislature… Continue reading
Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we ought… Continue reading
In a referendum on President Donald Trump, voters nationwide turned out big and made Joe Biden President-elect. Biden won’t have an easy job as there… Continue reading
Election Day has come and gone. And while some outcomes are yet to be determined, one thing is certain. No matter the winner, the “stuff”… Continue reading
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It assures — at parents’ option — all K-12 students can get age-appropriate sexual health education.
Legislative races and King County Charter amendments to watch.