Opinion

Playing multiple sports in high school paves way for Mahomes’ success

Playing multiple sports in high school paves way for Mahomes’ success

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director On football’s grandest stage this past weekend, its latest star attraction not only delivered another virtuoso performance but… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020
Playing multiple sports in high school paves way for Mahomes’ success
Five reasons to love your recycling driver

Five reasons to love your recycling driver

February is the month for love – time to celebrate the Valentines who hold special places in our hearts. This year, maybe it’s time to… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020
Five reasons to love your recycling driver
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As session moves along, lawmakers sharpen their focus

OLYMPIA — With a third of the legislative session nearly gone, lawmakers are starting to focus on matters of most importance. Exactly what are those?… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020
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Copper making comeback as major disease fighter

Government leaders, doctors, and medical researchers worldwide are working feverishly to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to keep it from becoming a global… Continue reading

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Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

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
Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap
Dams are the Northwest flood busters

Dams are the Northwest flood busters

We need to remember that that network is saving our bacon

Dams are the Northwest flood busters
We must demand a healthy Puget Sound

We must demand a healthy Puget Sound

Little progress being made

  • Jan 20, 2020
We must demand a healthy Puget Sound
Inslee still hopeful for clean fuels standard

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
Inslee still hopeful for clean fuels standard
Twenty recycling resolutions for 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
Twenty recycling resolutions for 2020
Look for lots that’s new at KCLS in 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
Look for lots that’s new at KCLS in 2020
Boeing needs strong tailwinds

Boeing needs strong tailwinds

Facing headwinds in 2020

  • Jan 6, 2020
Boeing needs strong tailwinds
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

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

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced
Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

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
Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season
Will we feel different when Trump is impeached? Probably not

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
Will we feel different when Trump is impeached? Probably not
Go green, don’t be a Grinch – holiday waste reduction

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

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

Taking time to say thank you to our supporters
Initiative impresario, political provocateur — and governor?

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
Initiative impresario, political provocateur — and governor?
Boeing’s resiliency being tested with grounded 737MAX

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

Boeing’s resiliency being tested with grounded 737MAX