Opinion

Laying a million Wreaths Across America | Brunell

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse… Continue reading

Genuine service dogs are trained for specific needs | As I See It

Service dogs and emotional support dogs are like two sides of the same coin, and the coin seems to be totally misunderstood by even the… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

Counties vow to fight state to get things done | Petri Dish

Elected leaders of Washington’s 39 counties are fed up with lawmakers and governors telling them what to do without providing enough money to do it.… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

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  • Dec 8, 2017

Purpose and a place for a service dog | As I See It

Our leaders in this country decided there should be a legal, living helper for disabled individuals. They would be similar to companions – or, as… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Making room this Advent season | GUEST OP

By the Rev. Dr. Joyce Parry Moore, rector, St. James Episcopal, Kent During that week after Thanksgiving, our family engages in something I call “making… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Trump supporters’ attitude still the same | Elfers

“Support Trump? Sure,” she said. “I like him.” These words by Pam Shilling from Trump Country western Pennsylvania reflect what many Trump supporters are thinking… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Cougs, Dawgs go bowling | Shiers

The Huskies and Cougars delivered solid college football seasons to earn trips to bowl games this month. After dispatching the Cougars 41-14 in the Nov.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Congress must act ASAP for thousands of Washington kids to keep coverage | GUEST OP

By Reps. Tina Orwall and Mia Gregerson Washington lawmakers see that children’s health coverage must be a top priority, that’s why in 2007 the Legislature… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Finding balance in occupational licensing | Brunell

Recently, the Institute for Justice (Institute) determined state licensing barriers for lower-income workers and aspiring entrepreneurs not only hurts people trying to establish themselves in… Continue reading

Finding comfort, support from a furry friend | AS I SEE IT

I believe that one of the most misunderstood, and maybe, because of that, the most abused laws of this generation is the federal law pertaining… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

KCLS unveils Its Best Books for 2017 | GUEST OP

And the envelope, please … Continuing an end-of-year tradition that dates back more than 15 years, the King County Library System has chosen its Best… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

A push for a safer Olympia campus | Petri Dish

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

A few thoughts on the word evil | GUEST OP

Spread the word, painful and bitter though it may be for some to hear, nothing about this latest mass-shooting will bring about change to America’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Cougs, Dawgs: much at stake | Shiers

Plenty is at stake when Washington and Washington State renew the Apple Cup on Saturday (5:30 p.m. FOX TV). The No. 15 Huskies are early… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Bold action needed for salmon recovery | Being Frank

Frustrated with the lack of progress in salmon recovery – especially Puget Sound chinook – treaty tribes in Western Washington have proposed seven bold actions… Continue reading

America’s monster | Our Corner

Another day, another mass shooting. I’m not sure when it happened, but I recently realized I’ve stopped asking myself, “What are we going to do… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

About our business climate today? Remember 1993 | Brunell

Twenty-five years ago, business took a beating in Olympia. The swing to the left in the 1992 general election was swift and potent. It drove… Continue reading

We say no to proposed boost to square footage tax | Opinion

The Kent Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the mayor’s proposal to increase the square footage tax. We don’t need to revisit the history of… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Wrangling over a tax overhaul | The Petri Dish

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017