Opinion

Move forward on water quality standards

In an unfortunate reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to reconsider our state’s new water quality standards – the most protective in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

 

Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses

They are the backbone of the American economy

 

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the Postal Service for delivering them

  • Sep 12, 2018

 

Their I-940 made the ballot, but not the version they prefer

A much-divided state Supreme Court blew up an unusual compromise when it concluded that Initiative 940, which would rewrite Washington law on the use of… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

Much needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom | Brunell

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective. Let’s start with “You can… Continue reading

Just in time for the first bell | Shiers

Local school districts and teacher unions agreed this week to new contracts, avoiding the possibility of a strike and a delay to the school year.… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2018

Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard | Brunell

Hopefully, the trade dispute will be resolved before the apple and wheat harvest are completed this fall

Net neutrality: What it means for libraries

I would like to focus this month on an issue that is of great importance to libraries and the patrons we serve. In 2017, the… Continue reading

All of Trump’s actions aimed at mid-terms, his 2020 re-election

Nothing else makes much sense

Columbia River Treaty talks too vital to ignore | Brunell

While most of our attention in the Pacific Northwest these days is on trade wars, tariffs and wildfires, there are critical talks underway between the… Continue reading

High court to decide fate of gun control ballot measure

The fate of a sweeping gun control ballot measure is in the hands of the state Supreme Court, and everything should work out fine for… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

Tribes support sea lion removal legislation

Federal legislation allowing lethal removal of more sea lions in the lower Columbia River is a good step toward reining in out-of-control populations that are… Continue reading

Standing up to fake news charges | Guest op

No excuse for the rhetoric

  • Aug 16, 2018

Will Trump trip help GOP’s congressional races?

Expect mega money to be spent on campaigns in the next three months

  • Aug 16, 2018

American giving surpassed $400 billion | Brunell

Philanthropy is what we continue to do well

KCLS expanding its role as a community partner

With summer in full swing, it seems an excellent time to celebrate King County Library System communities throughout the county and the many ways it… Continue reading

Blue wave crashes through Republican lines drawn in primary showdown

Democratic challengers leading in nearly a dozen legislative districts across the state

  • Aug 9, 2018

Cementing radioactive wastes could save billions | Brunell

Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy has funded construction of a $17 billion project to encase radioactive wastes in solid glass logs. It is… Continue reading

We need a new approach to fight opioid crisis | Stark

Legal prescription drugs are not the cause of today’s problem

  • Aug 2, 2018

Some school district teachers getting raises; others not as fortunate

Negotiations are continuing in roughly 200 other districts with agreements sought before Sept. 1 to avert any impact on the school year

  • Aug 2, 2018