Opinion

Complex McCleary Rubik’s Cube testing lawmakers | The Petri Dish

Any day now lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

 

Caps, gowns and devices | Shiers

Local high school seniors graduate this weekend.

 

Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions | Brunell

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United…

 

Connecticut comeuppance | Brunell

Recently, the Wall Street Journal editorialized that Connecticut’s elected officials are getting…

Tensions rise as battle lingers over education | The Petri Dish

Teachers in the Everett School District incited quite a stir with their…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Following the journey of grads, finances | Our schools

Spring has finally arrived in the Northwest, and that means graduations are…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Summer reading: Relax, learn, and have fun | KCLS

It seemed like winter was longer than usual this year, but it’s…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Time to put a leash on legislative marathons? | The Petri Dish

Washington voters amended the state constitution in 1979 in hopes of bringing…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Texas flush with transportation cash | Brunell

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in…

National Endowment for the Arts is vital to our community | GUEST OP

By Ronda Billerbeck, Cultural Programs manager, city of Kent It was a…

  • May 26th, 2017

Slow go in Olympia | Shiers

The Legislature is going double-overtime to try and settle a budget impasse…

Budget battle pushes state to the brink | The Petri Dish

The process of shutting down state government is underway, again. At the…

  • May 25th, 2017

How to stress less in the face of uncertainty | Guest op

The political climate we are all facing is intense, to say the…

  • May 18th, 2017

Nursing home staffing levels need to be higher | Guest op

Two years ago, the Legislature passed a caregiver-staffing requirement that would improve…

  • May 18th, 2017

Lawmakers stalled on a compromising car tab bill | The Petri Dish

It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing the initiative to…

  • May 17th, 2017

Spring is on its way – at long last | Shiers

Our gloomy, reluctant spring is expected to give way to warmer, drier…

Plenty of work to do in special session | The Petri Dish

Not a whole lot is going on around the Capitol these days…

  • May 11th, 2017

Remembering Mike Lowry, a genuine man | Brunell

There was nothing pretentious about Mike Lowry. What you saw is what…

Pricey play | Shiers

King County’s median home price continues to soar.

KCLS Music & Technology Festival previews new directions in libraries and digital content

By Stephen A. Smith/Interim KCLS director Libraries have always been the place…

  • May 4th, 2017

Understanding and supporting a loved one struggling with substance use | GUEST OP

By Milena Stott, LICSW, CDP/For the Reporter King County’s opioid crisis shows…

  • May 4th, 2017

Lawmakers play Trump card on failure to disclose taxes | The Petri Dish

Some Democratic lawmakers want to know if they can legally keep President…

  • May 3rd, 2017

Customer satisfaction is job one | Brunell

It may take United Airlines years to overcome the public relations nightmare…

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…