Opinion

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

  • Jan 15, 2018

 

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

 

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

 

Eyman vows to rebound from setbacks | The Petri Dish

2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud last week when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures to get… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2018

Reflecting on the old and ringing in the New Year | KCLS

What a busy and eventful year this has been. As I write my last column as interim director, it is a great time to reflect… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2017

Time for railroads to implement positive track | Brunell

While the investigation continues into the deadly Amtrak derailment near DuPont, the clock continues to tick on the implementation of Positive Track Control (PTC). The… Continue reading

The city that really gets along … for us | As I See It

There seems to be a greater practice in this country, lately, to criticize our leaders. It is not so in other countries around the world.… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Let’s have a serious discussion about safety | Sen. Fortunato

The presiding officer in the state Senate, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, recently indicated that he would implement a rule to ban firearms in the public… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

Hawks ask for help | Shiers

The injury-depleted Seahawks are in desperate help to make the NFC playoffs. Seattle visits Dallas on Sunday (1:25 p.m. FOX).… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

Accord fosters cooperation | Being Frank

By Lorraine Loomis/Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission A 28-year-old investment in cooperation and government-to-government relations between Indian tribes and the state of Washington is still paying… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

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

Kent Reporter switches to new reader-comment tool

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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