Opinion

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

 

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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
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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

Libraries are welcoming spaces for everyone

King County Library System is committed to inclusion – the idea that public libraries belong to everyone. It is one of our core values and… Continue reading

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Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

Governor skipped a meeting about tax breaks, he said, Boeing squeezed out of the state.

  • Sep 12, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Parents and adult fans: biggest challenge facing high school sports today

By Karissa Niehoff and Mick Hoffman, for the Reporter Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in Washington has reached epidemic proportion. When more… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery

Treaty tribes are encouraged by fish passage improvement projects in the Puget Sound region and other projects that will open access to many miles of… Continue reading

Labor Day epilogue: partnering for Success

A few years ago on Labor Day, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee presented a compelling commentary on the need for employers and employees to set… Continue reading

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Did Gov. Inslee go too far with his veto power?

OLYMPIA — When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2019
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To expel or not to expel Rep. Shea, that may be the question

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020

  • Aug 22, 2019

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April… Continue reading

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