Opinion

Remember a good friend who went his own way

One of the inevitable costs in aging is watching old friends pass away. Seems to happen more and more these days, nothing can stop that.… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

 

Seeking compromise on data privacy, Dems found controversy

Microsoft, Amazon and Comcast got invited to to help craft language but consumer groups did not

  • Apr 19, 2019

 

Woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

At nearly noon, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up beach chair in the chilly shade of the state Capitol dome with no intention of relocating… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019

 

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Is a low-carbon fuel standard running out of political gas?

OLYMPIA — If the Democrat-controlled Legislature fails to pass a low-carbon fuel standard this session, Steve Hobbs, one of their own, will get blamed. He… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2019

Libraries are places of connection and community pride

A public library is often considered the heart of the community, providing programs and services that bring people together and create opportunities for meaningful connections.… Continue reading

Darker side of renewables | Brunell

Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels… Continue reading

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target

  • Mar 27, 2019

Teaching, training tomorrow’s leaders, workers

Legislature urged to fully fund our community and technical colleges

  • Mar 27, 2019

What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages

  • Mar 21, 2019

Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs | Rosenblum

Key measures of a healthy economy include, among other things, new businesses that create jobs and attract skilled workers. And while community leaders count on… Continue reading

Resetting state view on helping those with substance abuse

In opioid epidemic, a lawmaker wants recovery to be on the same pedestal as treatment and prevention

  • Mar 7, 2019

Puget Sound is not a sewer | Loomis

We must stop treating Puget Sound like a sewer if we are going to restore the fish, shellfish, wildlife and other natural resources it supports.… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2019

California wildfires spark renewed debate over underground power transmission lines | Brunell

November’s Camp Wildfire was California’s deadliest killing 86 people and destroying 14,000 homes along with more than 500 businesses. The financial fallout is forcing PG&E,… Continue reading

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?

Light rail and heavy appetites

Sound Transit is considering a site on Kent’s West Hill, where the Dick’s Drive-In restaurant opened last December, to build a new light rail vehicle… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2019

Those pesky tax incentives | Brunell

Costs matter today, even it means government incentives are part of the package

What a surprise: Democrats eyeing the need for higher taxes

Even with a robust economy, the majority party may seek more revenue to carry out its wish list.

  • Feb 21, 2019

Growing resistance to corporate incentives | Brunell

The circumstances leading to Amazon’s decision to scrap its New York City project reflect trends corporate leaders need to examine closely. There are cultural and… Continue reading