Ralph: Sharing a vision to strengthen the city she loves | GUEST OP

By Dana Ralph/for the Kent Reporter Being mayor is a multi-faceted job with many layers and complexities. It requires someone with experience, education, dedication and… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

The survival of the world could be at stake | Elfers

While the nation’s and the world’s attention was drawn to the senseless murders in Las Vegas of at least 59 and the wounding of 489… Continue reading

Rebellion is just as American as apple pie | Elfers

“Rebellion against authority is as American as apple pie.” This was my response as I spoke with a woman who was bragging about how much… Continue reading

Deceptive ST3? Lawmakers try to make a case | Cornfield

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Building on support from voters: 2004 capital bond progress | KCLS

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term capital improvement plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Help, at last, from the skies | Shiers

Several days of rain and even snow in the higher elevations have helped douse the fires in the mountains and elsewhere.… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated | Brunell

Key tax policies emanating from the East and West coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded… Continue reading

Controversial education leader to pay us a visit | The Petri Dish

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Our schools committed to making students’ dreams come true | Watts

As we begin the new school year, I am reminded of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech delivered 54… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Rabid bat numbers rise | Shiers

Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes throughout Washington have tested positive for rabies since Aug. 1. While health officials test for and… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Let’s clear the air | Shiers

This dry season has tested our skies.… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2017

Governor takes his pitch on state tour | The Petri Dish

Jay Inslee is back on the road this week with his “Ain’t Got No Capital Budget Blues” Tour. The Democratic governor launched the tour in… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2017

Spectacle still brings out the fight in me | Our Corner

For one Saturday night, the fight game returned. Young Mixed Martial Arts champ Conor McGregor climbed into the Marquess of Queensberry rules boxing ring with… Continue reading

Dan Evans would serve America well | Brunell

Recently, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles to celebrate the designation of the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness at Olympic National… Continue reading

Pursuing truth through the rhetoric | Our Corner

This writing stuff is a strange business. It’s an amalgamation of talk, tattling and, at times, tawdry titters – all under the headline of truth… Continue reading

Let’s stand united, strong against acts of violence | Sen. Fain

Our freedom to speak and exchange ideas, especially unpopular ideas, is the most important right we hold as Americans. It is the first right because… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2017

Many complexities in the Kent School District | MY TURN

The Kent School District has made a lot of controversial decisions lately. First, they banned all international trips for students for school functions, which included… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Glimpse of the solar eclipse: for some, is it really worth the adventure?

Monday brings the Apocalypse. This is not fake news. I got this from a very reliable source, the internet. Actually it’s just a total solar… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying to follow the unhealth care machinations in the U.S. Senate. It is the… Continue reading

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our changing county | KCLS

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library System, as I have done since becoming KCLS’ interim director, appreciates the breadth… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017