Opinion

Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention

OLYMPIA – If you’ve lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019

 

Bouton delivered an influential pitch | Nuttman

Author and former major league pitcher Jim Bouton recently passed away at age 80. He wrote one of the the most important and controversial sports… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019

 

Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell

Sweden and Washington state are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power… Continue reading

 

State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. Tuesday’s primary marked the electoral debut of VoteWa, and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash or suffer a full-on high-tech belly… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2019

Publisher’s decision to limit e-book access is bad news for library patrons

A recent decision by a book publisher to limit public libraries’ access to e-books should be of concern not only to library patrons in King… Continue reading

Vote yes on the King County Parks Levy | GUEST OP

Preserve our green spaces to protect public health and well-being

  • Aug 2, 2019

America’s renewed interest in the moon

Today’s space race not only has China and India competition, but private sector investors as well

In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

  • Jul 18, 2019

Nothing cheesy: Apollo missions brought us more than just the moon

America needed something to bring people together. Apollo 11 accomplished that.

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

On the road to recovery to ride again | Dinsmore

A dad never likes to be awakened by a 6 a.m. message like the one I received on Friday, March 8. “Your son has been… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

China’s mighty migrating mandate

Country has to get serious about its trash problem as its fast-paced economy expands

KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit

The King County Library System strives to create meaningful partnerships with other public agencies, private businesses, and nonprofits organizations to better serve our shared communities.… Continue reading

Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

They passed 51 bills to bring in more money. Democrats pushed major tax hikes past a resistant GOP.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to America

Focus needs to be on approaches, which are affordable and effective for students and their families

COURTESY, Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

Four women are vying to become the next House speaker. The Democratic caucus will decide in July.

  • Jul 3, 2019
COURTESY, Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Nation sorely lacks positive role models

Our culture has forgotten the importance of role models to future generations

Family-owned business backbone of America

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, “I feel your pain,” reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then,… Continue reading

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Max fix critical to Washington

Boeing needs to get the 737 back into service – safely and soon