Opinion

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

Blast from the past returns | Shiers

Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Mariners after the club signed the 44-year-old, free agent outfielder to a one-year deal. The iconic Mariner adds depth… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

A year in review and a look ahead for KCLS | Guest op

Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the board of trustees. Our year in review is a compilation of stories, statistics,… Continue reading

Support Proposition A for a safer community | GUEST OP

Kent needs additional police officers to put it in line with other local cities

  • Mar 2, 2018

Shameful public records bill must go

Editor’s note: This is the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association position statement written by Sandy Stokes The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is deeply disturbed by the… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

South Korea success goes beyond Olympics | Brunell

It was hard to get excited about the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, but give the South Koreans credit for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to pull the… Continue reading

Lawmakers look to reduce what they increased | The Petri Dish

Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote in this space: “This may… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Military leaders can transform education | Brunell

Do good military commanders make good education leaders? That is a question Montana’s Higher Education Commission will answer in the coming years. However, if the… Continue reading

Cities balancing budgets with fees | Brunell

State considering additional taxes

Washington’s carbon tax differs from B.C. | Brunell

In Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing lawmakers to enact a new tax on carbon gas emissions before the legislature adjourns on March 8. Inslee… Continue reading

The 3 personas of President Trump | Elfers

“And will the real Donald Trump please stand up?” These famous words originated from the old game show, “To Tell the Truth,” which aired beginning… Continue reading