Opinion

Power of reliable power

Our state’s economy and way of life hinges on low cost and reliable electricity. Since Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams were completed in the early… Continue reading

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

There’s no cost to voting, but millions of dollars are getting spent to influence how ballots are cast

  • Oct 31, 2019

Let’s keep Friday nights in the fall for high school football

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director Some of the top football matchups featuring Ohio teams this past Friday night were Mentor vs. Shaker… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency

  • Oct 18, 2019

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Democratics are likely to impeach Trump, but Republicans are unlikely to convict him at trial.

High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people… Continue reading

A look at the races for the state’s 9 top jobs

Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington state will be filled by voters in 2020. We’re talking governor, attorney general, secretary of state,… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019

Diverse programs serve diverse communities

Waste Management’s outreach programs make waste reduction and recycling accessible to everyone

  • Oct 10, 2019

Amateurism must be maintained to preserve education-based sports

While we addressed a number of important issues with our member state associations at section meetings the past month, perhaps none of the topics are… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019

Turn america’s innovators lose on greenhouse gases

Assuming that reducing greenhouse gases are an ongoing challenge, we need government policies and the “political will” to turn our nation’s entreprehenuers and researchers lose… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars

  • Oct 3, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

King County Library System explores the artificial intelligence frontier

If asked for a show of hands in tech-savvy King County, many would know what the term “artificial intelligence” means. But some may not. Also… Continue reading

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

  • Sep 26, 2019

Give parents an Education Savings Account with $10,000 so children can learn phonics

By Liv Finne, Washington Policy Center, for the Auburn Reporter Teachers are still using the “whole language” method to teach reading, a method rejected two… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

High school football is thriving, not dying

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director When the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey was released by the National Federation of State High School… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Mitsubishi launching into regional jet space

Traditionally, media coverage of the Paris Air Show focuses on the battle between Boeing and Airbus over market share for newer large commercial jets. However,… Continue reading

Sen. Mona Das. COURESY PHOTO

After a senator’s claim is debunked, a call for an apology

The GOP wants a Democratic senator held to account for accusations which an investigation found to be false

  • Sep 18, 2019
Sen. Mona Das. COURESY PHOTO

Libraries are welcoming spaces for everyone

King County Library System is committed to inclusion – the idea that public libraries belong to everyone. It is one of our core values and… Continue reading

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease this Grandparents Day

Pacific Medical Centers doctor shares top signs of the disease, as well as tips to maintain cognitive health

  • Sep 12, 2019

It is time to talk about our national debt

Our nation is on an unsustainable borrowing trajectory and it could get much worse unless voters start asking politicians: “How are taxpayers going to pay… Continue reading