Opinion

How wet can it get? | Shiers

The Seattle area continues to toil in moisture. For the third consecutive…

 

Distractive driving goes beyond the law | Brunell

While state lawmakers work to bridge major differences in the budget, they…

 

Pushing for more ballot drop boxes | The Petri Dish

In the stack of bills awaiting Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature is…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

 

A tiny little squiggle of ink | Beckley

Ah, the Oxford comma. It’s just a tiny little squiggle of ink,…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Project on ‘pay-by-mile’ approach to fund transportation infrastructure seeks volunteers | Guest analysis

By Reema Griffith/executive director, Washington State Transportation Commission Washington, along with every…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Our chance is now to fully fund education | Guest op

By Harium Martin-Morris/For the Auburn Reporter We are at a pivotal moment…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

School district confronts difficult financial period | Watts

The Kent School District is well known for its extraordinary students, excellent…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Vivid tube world just a yardstick away | Dennis Box

A moment of memory fell on me during one of the staff…

Lawmakers brace for overtime in Olympia | The Petri Dish

The countdown to special session is underway. Truthfully, it’s been going on…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Time to get serious on REAL ID compliance | Guest op

By state Reps. Mark Hargrove and Matt Shea/For the Reporter If you…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Lawmakers face a jigsaw puzzle in trying to fully fund education | The Petri Dish

As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Trains, trains and crossing arms in Kent | Guest op

Is there anything more frustrating than being stuck at a train crossing…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Lessons learned from demise of Northwest aluminum industry | Brunell

Driving east along State Route 14 these days, you see water pouring…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

State carbon tax would be harmful | Brunell

A major hurdle for lawmakers in Olympia working to finish the next…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Some lawmakers want to take away popular property tax limit | GUEST OP

By Paul Guppy, Washington Policy Center’s vice president for research With so…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

A message of inclusion and acceptance | GUEST OP

By Jasmit Singh/For the Kent Reporter Earlier this month, a gunman demanded…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

The secret in the classroom revealed | Box

Cellphones have become the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. with…

House Democrats re-examine real estate excise tax | The Petri Dish

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Stuck with the tab | Shiers

Western Washington voters got what they supported – a Sound Transit measure…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Sound Transit resurrects monster-size vehicle valuations

The assault on taxpayers’ wallets by Sound Transit and ST3 just won’t end.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

Kent School District welcomes, encourages all | Watts

On behalf of the Kent School Board and our entire staff, I…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

We need to do more to clean Puget Sound | Being Frank

The health of Puget Sound is getting some much-needed help from efforts…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Sound Transit officials take on the fury of car tab spike | The Petri Dish

This could be interesting. Thursday afternoon directors of Sound Transit will hold…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

POG is worth another look | Brunell

In 2003, Gov. Gary Locke, D, faced a 10-percent revenue hole in…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Game continues | Shiers

The legal battle continues to play out between state Attorney General Bob…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Lawmakers trying to fix a taxing problem | The Petri Dish

Everyone understands the problem. No one opposes the solution. Yet today owners…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Lawmakers must consider costs of all taxes | Brunell

As lawmakers in Olympia inch toward adjournment, they must keep in mind…

  • Mar 9th, 2017

Republican stir the pot on key topics | The Petri Dish

As the ruling majority in the state Senate, Republicans can bring up…

  • Mar 9th, 2017

More expensive ride | Shiers

When voters approved ST3 last November, they didn’t realize how it would…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Climate change is damaging treaty rights | Being Frank

Climate change isn’t happening to some of us, it’s happening to all…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017

Rosellini’s plan to fund bridges deserves another look | Brunell

Remember the old saying: Hindsight is 20-20? If only Washington voters had…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017

Time to make changes at the Port of Seattle | Guest op

By Rep. Mia Gregerson/For the Kent Reporter Our civics and our democracy…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017

Roaring into a new month | Shiers

Coming off the second-wettest February on record, the area has offered little…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017

School district shares its new race and equity policy | Watts

The Kent School District values its rich, diverse schools and communities and…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

Wall of Washington | Shiers cartoon

President Trump’s immigration policy has unnerved our state.

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

When you dig deeper, the president’s ‘tough talk’ on trade doesn’t sound as good | Brunell

When President Trump spoke to Boeing workers at its South Carolina production…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

Lawmakers dealing with controversial bills | The Petri Dish

A vote, up or down, on abolishing the death penalty in Washington.…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

Lawmakers battle over who should pay for schools | The Petri Dish

This may surprise you, but one thing legislative leaders and the governor…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Washington has lots riding on NAFTA | Brunell

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was pictured holding a Washington state apple…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Urging more women to run for public office | Guest op

By state Reps. Tina Orwall and Mia Gregerson/For the Kent Reporter You…

  • Feb 8th, 2017