Opinion

American giving surpassed $400 billion | Brunell

Philanthropy is what we continue to do well

 

KCLS expanding its role as a community partner

With summer in full swing, it seems an excellent time to celebrate King County Library System communities throughout the county and the many ways it… Continue reading

 

Blue wave crashes through Republican lines drawn in primary showdown

Democratic challengers leading in nearly a dozen legislative districts across the state

  • Aug 9, 2018

 

Cementing radioactive wastes could save billions | Brunell

Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy has funded construction of a $17 billion project to encase radioactive wastes in solid glass logs. It is… Continue reading

We need a new approach to fight opioid crisis | Stark

Legal prescription drugs are not the cause of today’s problem

  • Aug 2, 2018

Some school district teachers getting raises; others not as fortunate

Negotiations are continuing in roughly 200 other districts with agreements sought before Sept. 1 to avert any impact on the school year

  • Aug 2, 2018

All can consider, what would a great leader do? | Elfers

The time was 460 B.C. The place, across the Tiber River from the city of Rome. The protagonist was a farmer who tilled the soil… Continue reading

In tribute to Diego

A community mourns the loss of one of its finest.… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2018

Key races up for grabs as primary election nears | Cornfield

Aug. 7 primary looms for area candidates

  • Jul 26, 2018

GE’s Tumble from Grace | Brunell

Last month, General Electric lost its place among our nation’s top 30 performing corporations. It was the last member of the original companies that had… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

  • Jul 20, 2018

Sweetest revenge? Sometimes it’s just being nice | Elfers

We need to be (re)taught how to be kind to others

Jetsons cartoon robots now reality

The Jetsons television series about a space-age family featuring “Rosey the Robot” gave us a preview of life with robots, kiosks and interactive television. In… Continue reading

Mental health competency delays are costing state millions

The state is paying millions of dollars a year in sanctions because it’s unable to evaluate the mental health competency of jailed defendants in a… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2018

KCLS: focusing on knowledge, equity and inclusion

As a public institution, the King County Library System serves people of all ages, abilities, genders, ethnicities, cultures and economic backgrounds. The values that guide… Continue reading

Costly tariffs threatening the health of newspapers

No guarantee that the good news will continue for paper mill employees, further hurting the print industry

  • Jun 28, 2018

Teacher and T-Rex | Shiers

As the school year ends, the summer action movie season begins.… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach | Brunell

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face,” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

  • Jun 21, 2018

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