Opinion

Berrios: Equipped, ready to do the work and move the city forward | GUEST OP

By Jim Berrios/for the Kent Reporter Hello, my name is Jim Berrios.…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

 

Ralph: Sharing a vision to strengthen the city she loves | GUEST OP

By Dana Ralph/for the Kent Reporter Being mayor is a multi-faceted job…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

 

Legal battle continues in effort to fund public education | The Petri Dish

When the legal battle on education funding returns to the state Supreme…

  • Oct 19th, 2017

 

Expanded Panama Canal among challenges for Washington ports | BRUNELL

The $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off…

The survival of the world could be at stake | Elfers

While the nation’s and the world’s attention was drawn to the senseless…

Players taking a knee hurting the NFL | Brunell

On a recent Saturday afternoon in Portland, a young woman stepped onto…

Rebellion is just as American as apple pie | Elfers

“Rebellion against authority is as American as apple pie.” This was my…

Atlantic salmon must go | Being Frank

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in Western Washington continues to grow…

Cold war in Olympia: capital budget, water rights bill tied up | The Petri Dish

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Impact of Hirst decision must be addressed | Brunell

In Washington, the legislative stalemate over permitting new household wells and the…

Deceptive ST3? Lawmakers try to make a case | Cornfield

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose…

  • Sep 28th, 2017

Building on support from voters: 2004 capital bond progress | KCLS

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious,…

  • Sep 28th, 2017

Help, at last, from the skies | Shiers

Several days of rain and even snow in the higher elevations have…

  • Sep 21st, 2017

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated | Brunell

Key tax policies emanating from the East and West coasts are like…

Controversial education leader to pay us a visit | The Petri Dish

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Mitigate massive wildfires danger | Brunell

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 Western…

Our schools committed to making students’ dreams come true | Watts

As we begin the new school year, I am reminded of the…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Rabid bat numbers rise | Shiers

Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes throughout Washington have…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Our Corner

By The Herald Editorial Board Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Let’s clear the air | Shiers

This dry season has tested our skies.

  • Sep 10th, 2017

People coming together is silver lining to Hurricane Harvey | Brunell

All of the things that went wrong in New Orleans with Hurricane…

Governor takes his pitch on state tour | The Petri Dish

Jay Inslee is back on the road this week with his “Ain’t…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Spectacle still brings out the fight in me | Our Corner

For one Saturday night, the fight game returned. Young Mixed Martial Arts…

Dan Evans would serve America well | Brunell

Recently, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles…

No place in our waters for Atlantic salmon | Being Frank

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and…

Pursuing truth through the rhetoric | Our Corner

This writing stuff is a strange business. It’s an amalgamation of talk,…

Let’s stand united, strong against acts of violence | Sen. Fain

Our freedom to speak and exchange ideas, especially unpopular ideas, is the…

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Many complexities in the Kent School District | MY TURN

The Kent School District has made a lot of controversial decisions lately.…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Glimpse of the solar eclipse: for some, is it really worth the adventure?

Monday brings the Apocalypse. This is not fake news. I got this…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Massive fires increasing wood prices | Brunell

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are…

Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying…

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our changing county | KCLS

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Sudden deaths took a trio of state’s business and ag leaders | Brunell

So far this year, a trio of unexpected deaths has shocked Washington…

Voters to decide if state’s new laws measure up | The Petri Dish

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing…

  • Aug 4th, 2017

Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers | Brunell

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect…

State’s new distracted driving law going too far? | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is annoying folks. What’s…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Forest landowners prove cooperation works | Brunell

The state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recently recognized 43…

Dry spell in Seattle | Shiers

Months removed from record-breaking winter and spring rain, the Puget Sound region…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Lawmakers’ last challenge? Water rights | The Petri Dish

Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve the…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Today’s tools drive me crazy, and off the map | OUR CORNER

Distracted driving is the hot topic now with the new state law…