Opinion

A U.S. Marine sniper on station. COURTESY PHOTO, Don Dinsmore

See veterans as they really are

When we arrived back in the states, we were told to shed our uniforms because Alameda was right next to San Francisco and not friendly… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2019

 

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

OLYMPIA — Most ballots are counted, but the fight over Initiative 976 is far from over. It’s just changing venues. The measure paring the cost… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2019

 

Impeachment aside: there’s work to be done

Now that President Trump’s impeachment process is formally underway, Democrats and Republicans need to avoid becoming completely absorbed by it. They must work together on… Continue reading

 

November is a great month to participate

November is the month when the public and media focus attention on the general election. And King County Library System is doing its part to… Continue reading

Respect for everyone in high school sports and activities

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director Case studies have revealed that kids want to participate in high school sports because they are fun.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2019

Power of reliable power

Our state’s economy and way of life hinges on low cost and reliable electricity. Since Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams were completed in the early… Continue reading

Honor Flight takes wing for our heroes

We saw them at the airports with their parents and friends as they readied for their flights to duty stations that would take them to… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2019

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

There’s no cost to voting, but millions of dollars are getting spent to influence how ballots are cast

  • Oct 31, 2019

Let’s keep Friday nights in the fall for high school football

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director Some of the top football matchups featuring Ohio teams this past Friday night were Mentor vs. Shaker… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency

  • Oct 18, 2019

High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people… Continue reading

A look at the races for the state’s 9 top jobs

Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington state will be filled by voters in 2020. We’re talking governor, attorney general, secretary of state,… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019

Amateurism must be maintained to preserve education-based sports

While we addressed a number of important issues with our member state associations at section meetings the past month, perhaps none of the topics are… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019
Sen. Mona Das. COURESY PHOTO

After a senator’s claim is debunked, a call for an apology

The GOP wants a Democratic senator held to account for accusations which an investigation found to be false

  • Oct 7, 2019
Sen. Mona Das. COURESY PHOTO

Give parents an Education Savings Account with $10,000 so children can learn phonics

By Liv Finne, Washington Policy Center, for the Auburn Reporter Teachers are still using the “whole language” method to teach reading, a method rejected two… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars

  • Oct 3, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

King County Library System explores the artificial intelligence frontier

If asked for a show of hands in tech-savvy King County, many would know what the term “artificial intelligence” means. But some may not. Also… Continue reading

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

  • Sep 26, 2019

High school football is thriving, not dying

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director When the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey was released by the National Federation of State High School… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Mitsubishi launching into regional jet space

Traditionally, media coverage of the Paris Air Show focuses on the battle between Boeing and Airbus over market share for newer large commercial jets. However,… Continue reading