Opinion

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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As session moves along, lawmakers sharpen their focus

OLYMPIA — With a third of the legislative session nearly gone, lawmakers are starting to focus on matters of most importance. Exactly what are those?… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020
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Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

Democrats could, on their own, censure the six-term lawmaker. But they probably won’t. Even a hearing on the content of the report looks very unlikely.

  • Jan 24, 2020

Dams are the Northwest flood busters

We need to remember that that network is saving our bacon

We must demand a healthy Puget Sound

Little progress being made

  • Jan 17, 2020

Student loan assistance attractive employer benefit

To help workers distracted by financial worries

Inslee still hopeful for clean fuels standard

Gov. Jay Inslee badly wants a clean fuels standard in Washington. He came close nine months ago, but legislation he embraced and House Democrats approved… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020

Ship owners face new sulfur standards to curtail pollution

Limits implemented Jan. 1 by International Maritime Organization

  • Jan 9, 2020
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Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Continuing to build connections in 2020

What’s ahead for King County Library System

  • Jan 2, 2020

Boeing needs strong tailwinds

Facing headwinds in 2020

  • Jan 2, 2020