Opinion

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Coughing in King County | Shiers

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  • Sep 30, 2022

 

Community members, family and loved ones are key to addiction treatment

Guest column by Patrick Evans and Lisa Rogers, Sound behavioral healthcare

  • Sep 28, 2022

 

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He is a former president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. Contact thebrunells@msn.com.

The truth about trash as an important source of energy | Brunell

If you live in Spokane, you know about its waste-to-energy facility, which burns up to 800 tons of solid waste a day and can generate… Continue reading

 

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Inslee’s nightmare before Christmas | Shiers

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency will end by Oct. 31. The announcement was made Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He is a former president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. Contact thebrunells@msn.com.

Another Herculean effort is needed to turn Seattle around | Brunell

Over the years, Seattle leaders faced “Herculean” challenges — yet found the will, resources and determination to come together and tackle them. Today’s conundrum is… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He is a former president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. Contact thebrunells@msn.com.
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

We all need to acknowledge the devils in ourselves | Whale’s Tales

I read somewhere years ago — I have forgotten where — that if a person cannot relish the puncturing of a flaming hypocrite, that person… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He is a former president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. Contact thebrunells@msn.com.

Private sector innovators in WA can increase fresh water | Brunell

In Washington, this year we’re fortunate to have escaped the historic droughts plaguing other parts of the world. The Columbia River basin water system has… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He is a former president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. Contact thebrunells@msn.com.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

The closer we get to 2023, the more intense national politics will be | Roegner

Midway through the 2022 primary season, Democrats are questioning if President Joe Biden can save them from the expected mid-term trouncing and if he can… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Remembering a Towering Legend

A tribute to Bill Russell, who died July 31 at the age of 88.

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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

My fellow Americans, we need a political middle again | Whale

For the poor beleaguered voter in the coming elections, I offer this piece of advice — beware of the stealth candidate. The would-be office holder… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Summer arrives in 2022 | Shiers

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  • Jul 29, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Republican challenger may give Murray a real race for Senate | Roegner

One of the more compelling stories of this election cycle is Tiffany Smiley, who is running against Patty Murray (D) for a seat in the… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Who wants to wear a mask in King County? | Shiers

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  • Jul 23, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

There’s nothing partisan about recognizing the truth | Whale’s Tales

Nobody cares. Nobody is watching. We hear it these days from too many supporters of the former President of the United States, a set intent… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Why wear a mask in Washington? | Shiers

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  • Jul 16, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Here’s the supreme irony behind so-called states’ rights | Whale’s Tales

Many crack-brained ideas are riding the winds in this country, noxious seeds bound for the ears of sympathetic legislators. And given the divided state of… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Jan. 6 investigation fallout reaches Washington state politics | Roegner

The reaction to the public airing of the events of Jan. 6, 2021, from the investigation into the attack on the U.S. Capitol has drawn… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Inslee won’t be on the ballot this year, but he’ll be the target | Roegner

The last time Gov. Jay Inslee ran for re-election was in 2020, and he defeated Republican Loren Culp by over 545,000 votes. One would think… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.