Opinion

Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

Democrats could, on their own, censure the six-term lawmaker. But they probably won’t. Even a hearing on the content of the report looks very unlikely.

  • Jan 24, 2020

Dams are the Northwest flood busters

We need to remember that that network is saving our bacon

We must demand a healthy Puget Sound

Little progress being made

  • Jan 20, 2020

Inslee still hopeful for clean fuels standard

Gov. Jay Inslee badly wants a clean fuels standard in Washington. He came close nine months ago, but legislation he embraced and House Democrats approved… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020

Twenty recycling resolutions for 2020

It’s a new year – the perfect time to reflect on our sustainability goals and refresh our recycling habits. This year, especially for Auburn residents,… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Look for lots that’s new at KCLS in 2020

As King County Library System winds down another busy year, the New Year promises to be just as robust, with several major initiatives planned for… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Boeing needs strong tailwinds

Facing headwinds in 2020

  • Jan 6, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced. However, at times that’s what it takes. Too often new projects succumb to years of fighting among… Continue reading

Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

OLYMPIA — Stuck on what gifts to give Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Republican state senators this holiday season? Consider one present they can unwrap… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2019

Will we feel different when Trump is impeached? Probably not

As a historic vote looms in the House, attitudes of the public are pretty hardened on this subject.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Go green, don’t be a Grinch – holiday waste reduction

December is flush with potlucks, parties, and social gatherings of every imaginable sort. While the gift-giving and good cheer can be contagious, so can the… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2019
Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn. FILE PHOTO

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

  • Dec 5, 2019
Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn. FILE PHOTO

Taking time to say thank you to our supporters

As the holidays approach, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to King County residents for making KCLS one of the… Continue reading

Initiative impresario, political provocateur — and governor?

Tim Eyman’s candidacy will settle whether voters like him as much as they like his tax-cutting ideas.

  • Nov 27, 2019

Boeing’s resiliency being tested with grounded 737MAX

The grounding of the 737MAX is testing Boeing’s resiliency. It has turned the company upside down in just six months. Boeing executives and engineers have… Continue reading

Countywide, we all have a role in ending homelessness | GUEST EDITORIAL

By Peter Orser, board member of United Way King County, for the Auburn Reporter Our region is known for its incredible economic growth over the… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019

Experience as a juror tugs at the heart of a writer | Fritz

Earlier this year I had the honor to serve on the second jury of the 2016 Jungle murder trial at the Maleng Regional Justice Center… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019

Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition is a return to cooperation

The Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition is looking forward to another year of working together to accomplish responsible management through responsible leadership. We formed the… Continue reading

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

OLYMPIA — Most ballots are counted, but the fight over Initiative 976 is far from over. It’s just changing venues. The measure paring the cost… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2019