Opinion

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

The Washington comprehensive sex education bill passed in the Senate on March 7.

 

Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

  • Mar 31, 2020

 

Helping community organizations as we respond to the coronavirus

Now, more than ever, nonprofits need gifts of time and money

  • Mar 19, 2020

 

TP shortage is tip of iceberg

Whether it be supplies of daily necessities, medicines or protective clothing, we need to have to patience, understanding and a desire to work together.

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

Legislative session ends with plenty of hits and misses

OLYMPIA — The 2020 regular legislative session is coming to a close. It didn’t unfold the way anyone thought it would, nor is it ending… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2020

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Employers offering a work from home option has grown by 40 percent in the past 5 years

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

As state lawmakers in Olympia enter the final turn of the 2020 session, a few big tussles stand between them and the finish line March… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2020

Brunell’s treatise on Lower Snake River dams is flooded with falsehoods

Don Brunell’s recent column, “Dams are the Northwest’s Flood Busters” (Jan. 24, Auburn Reporter), relies on fear-mongering, rather than facts, to make its point. Brunell… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2020

This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’

The company wants a tax break temporarily repealed. Some don’t want to give it back without new conditions.

  • Feb 29, 2020

Recognition and thanks – not abuse – needed for high school officials

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director While the behavior of parents and other fans at high school games is still a work in progress,… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

  • Feb 20, 2020

A tribute to Libby Seidel: a dedicated Kent volunteer

Kent lost a kind, generous soul last month with the passing of Libby Seidel, a dedicated volunteer and community advocate. If you ever met Libby,… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020
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Let’s protect jobs and tend to our environment

Working together is the way we are going to find solutions that benefit the climate and companies

  • Feb 14, 2020
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Worn out wind blades plugging up landfills

While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there is increasing concern about the rapidly growing number of worn out blades ending up in landfills.… Continue reading

Keeping health workers healthy is key to fighting deadly diseases

Keeping hospitals and health workers healthy is key to fighting diseases. Given all the new, more deadly viruses out there, that job has gotten tougher.… Continue reading

Grumbling about Sound Transit car tabs

OLYMPIA — Another public grumbling session on those pricey Sound Transit car tabs took place Tuesday. This one drew a smaller audience and fewer gripers… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Grumbling about Sound Transit car tabs

OLYMPIA — Another public grumbling session on those pricey Sound Transit car tabs took place Tuesday. This one drew a smaller audience and fewer gripers… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Playing multiple sports in high school paves way for Mahomes’ success

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director On football’s grandest stage this past weekend, its latest star attraction not only delivered another virtuoso performance but… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020
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Copper making comeback as major disease fighter

Government leaders, doctors, and medical researchers worldwide are working feverishly to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to keep it from becoming a global… Continue reading

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