Opinion

Washington’s expensive culvert court case | Brunell

While much of the media buzz over declining salmon runs focuses on dam removal and predation by sea lions and cormorants, the U.S. Supreme Court… Continue reading

 

Straw pulp looks like a good option | Brunell

Columbia Pulp project is a win-win for the environment and the economy

 

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.

  • Jun 7, 2018

 

Bad labels tough to shed | Brunell

Amazon, other businesses stand to lose big over Seattle’s head tax decision

Signs of progress in ending sexual violence | GUEST OP

The conversation surrounding sexual violence has grown louder in recent months as more and more women, men and young people have come forward to disclose… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2018

President, governor or retirement – only Inslee knows his plan

Inslee has his share of options to determine his future

  • May 25, 2018
Photo by Matt Phelps

President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Photo by Matt Phelps

Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands | Brunell

Gary Sinise making year-around commitments to help veterans and their families

Growth, knowledge, learning at your library | KCLS

Spring is the time of year when many of us focus on growth and renewal, reinvigorated to cultivate our interests or explore new ones. Last… Continue reading

Where my daughter goes to school isn’t political – it’s personal | GUEST OP

By Kesha Senters/For the Kent Reporter I’ll admit it. I am a very protective - and sometimes over-protective - mama bear. And like all mama… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2018
Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Brunell

With Western States wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos… Continue reading

Eyman putting his latest fight on his tab

Activist using own money in signature-gathering drive to place a $30 car tab measure in front of voters

  • May 9, 2018

Candidates gear up to run in a crowded House

Dynamic in four contests reflects what is occurring in many House contests across the nation in 2018

  • May 3, 2018

Cooperation spawns hope

Call to reach common ground and a shared pain

Yogi’s wisdom is worth thinking about| Brunell

The late great philosopher Yogi Berra once proclaimed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” It sure ain’t! A lot has changed in the… Continue reading

Kent City Council appointment must prioritize the dignity of housing for all | GUEST OP

By The Rev. Dr. Joyce Parry-Moore/rector of St. James Episcopal Church I spent my formative years on a farm in Kent, near what is now… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy | Brunell

Millions of good-paying opportunities available in blue collar jobs

Proposed initiative stokes battle over gun rights

Big money, politics at play

  • Apr 26, 2018

Streamlining regulations helps Americans compete | Brunell

President Trump campaigned on cutting taxes, streamlining regulations and improving infrastructure. He also vowed to renegotiate our trade agreements calling the North American Free Trade… Continue reading