Opinion

Cut the cake and get back to work | Brunell

Congratulations on your first hundred years, Boeing. Cut the cake and get back to work. Last July, Boeing passed the century mark growing to become… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017

Trump’s ways shaking up state politics | The Petri Dish

In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit of change in the climate and landscape of Washington politics. His hiring of… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2017

Trailblazing educator retiring | Brunell

Floten put WGU Washington on the map

  • Jan 26, 2017

Sharing Dr. King’s legacy, our kids’ bright future for learning | Our schools

By Calvin J. Watts/For the Reporter In one amazing week of this month we experienced three very distinct, pivotal and compelling events in the Kent… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2017

Schools going to pot? | Shiers cartoon

State lawmakers are still trying to find ways to fully fund public education.… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2017

Alaska Airlines performance unsurpassed | Brunell

Fifty years ago, Boeing, Weyerhaeuser and PACCAR were the “Crème de la crème” of Washington’s publicly traded corporations. Twenty-five years ago, Microsoft, Costco and Starbucks… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2017

Not all festive about Trump’s inauguration | The Petri Dish

There may be a little extra elbow room for Democratic lawmakers at Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. As many as 54 Democratic House members are saying… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2017

Avoiding déjà vu all over again | Brunell

Rhe late Yogi Berra coined the phrase “it’s déjà vu all over again!” It is used extensively to describe political miscues. Case in point: ObamaCare.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2017

Best books of 2016 | WASDIN

Public libraries play an integral part in meeting the needs of communities today. Computers with Internet access allow people to apply for jobs, or keep… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Boeing’s Conner leaves our region a better place | GUEST OP

By Chris Gregoire/For the Reporter When Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner recently announced his decision to retire at the end of next year, it… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

‘Slog’ of a session? | The Petri Dish

McCleary 8, Legislature try to solve riddle to fund public ed

  • Jan 12, 2017

Heavy work ahead | Shiers cartoon

The 2017 Legislative Session promises to be one of the most challenging in decades. The reason? Finding a way to fully fund public education. State… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Cop shootings and job stress increased last year | Brunell

The number of police officers shot and killed last year rose dramatically. So did the number of assaults on cops and the stress under which… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Battle brews over Planned Parenthood practices, issues | The Petri Dish

A politically contentious investigation by Congressional Republicans into the practices of Planned Parenthood and procuring of fetal tissue for research quietly concluded this week. It’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2017

2016: The year we got it wrong | THE PETRI DISH

This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2017

Help offered: for a healthier you

By Susan Johnson/Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10 Many of us see the New Year as an opportunity for a… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016

Dawgs take on heralded Tide | Shiers cartoon

Pac-12 champion Washington (12-1) battles mighty Alabama (13-0), the defending national champion, in the Peach Bowl. Kickoff is noon Saturday in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome (ESPN).… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2016

Washington apples making a comeback | Brunell

This year’s good news is Washington apple production is the second best ever. The better news is shipments to Asian markets are returning to normal.… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2016

Kudos to council for maintaining B&O tax’s intent

Thank you for covering and reporting on the City Council’s last meeting on Dec. 13 regarding the funding for parks. I would like to commend… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2016

Thanks to those who supported Kent Turkey Challenge

We would like to humbly thank the community and all the participants who donated to, and supported the sixth annual Kent Turkey Challenge. Thank you… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2016