Opinion

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

Lawmakers hope to examine concerns of Sea-Tac International Airport and its impact on the quality of life in places like SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and Federal Way.

State antes up money to address bevy of issues

From wolves to airplanes, state looks to tackle issues

  • Apr 19, 2018
Lawmakers hope to examine concerns of Sea-Tac International Airport and its impact on the quality of life in places like SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and Federal Way.

Time to do about-face on Facebook | Nuttman

I finally did it. I have made up my mind to get this monkey off my back. No, I’m not quitting drinking, although my doctor… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

Trade war could hit Washington hard | Brunell

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs are imposed, it will hit Washington particularly hard.… Continue reading

State feeds more money to public schools

But bargaining may soon begin for union, lawmakers

  • Apr 11, 2018
Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Community college plays significant role in higher education

Students embrace courses, programs

  • Apr 11, 2018
Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Water pressure mounting in West as population spikes | Brunell

As we deal with our population growth, we must address sufficient supplies of drinkable fresh water for residential, commercial, agriculture, fisheries and industrial needs. Not… Continue reading

Trump’s luck may be running out | Elfers

Nowhere in the world has seen improvement as a result of Trump’s actions

A forgotten side of the Alamo | Brunell

Most of the 2.5 million annual Alamo visitors focus on the epic 1836 battle in which a small band of brave Texans was eventually overrun… Continue reading

Repeal the tariffs, keep the presses rolling

Much of the talk about tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2018

Washington’s Reproductive Parity Act is a win for women and a model for the nation

By Trudi Inslee/For the Reporter The Reproductive Parity Act, SB 6219, is a barrier-breaking bill several years in the making. The RPA is just one… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2018

Crisis over?

State finds money to back public education, meet the mandate for now

  • Mar 28, 2018

Sweet Zags march on | Shiers

One of the country’s finest college basketball programs, Gonzaga prepares for another visit to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, while Washington and Washington State remain… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

China now driving car market | Brunell

In the 1950s, America’s “Big Three” automakers (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler) were the pacesetters for our industrial dominance. They had the skilled workers, the… Continue reading

Sound Transit sets the course to ease congestion along south corridor

Expansions are under development

  • Mar 21, 2018

Lawmakers toil in playing the game of taxpayer relief

Property tax, car tabs remain a burden

  • Mar 17, 2018

Ireland: cleaner, greener and more prosperous | Brunell

This St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), the Irish have lots to celebrate. Ireland is cleaner, greener and more prosperous. Ireland is an island nation roughly… Continue reading

Poor salmon returns expected | Being Frank

As the tribal and state co-managers begin the annual salmon season setting process, the effects of drought and poor ocean conditions over the past few… Continue reading