Opinion

Many complexities in the Kent School District | MY TURN

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

  • Aug 18th, 2017

 

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

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

  • Aug 17th, 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…

Maybe it is more than sticks and stones that hurt | OUR CORNER

I have always been interested in languages. Since my first Spanish class…

Stricter law puts more attention on distracted driving | GUEST OP

On Sunday, July 23, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

State of public ed

In the final hours before a state government shutdown, the Legislature passed…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Brunell

In the last half century, Americans yearned for energy independence. We were…

KCLS: looking toward the future

By Stephen A. Smith, interim library director Over the past year and…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Lawmakers look to play bigger role in negotiations with unions | The Petri Dish

One of the last pieces of the budget puzzle snapped into place…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Searching for words that unite us | Brunell

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from…

Trash talk and all: Taking lessons from council meetings | OUR CORNER

On Mondays, you’ll likely find me sitting in the back row of…

Complex McCleary Rubik’s Cube testing lawmakers | The Petri Dish

Any day now lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Caps, gowns and devices | Shiers

Local high school seniors graduate this weekend.

Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions | Brunell

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United…

Connecticut comeuppance | Brunell

Recently, the Wall Street Journal editorialized that Connecticut’s elected officials are getting…

Tensions rise as battle lingers over education | The Petri Dish

Teachers in the Everett School District incited quite a stir with their…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Following the journey of grads, finances | Our schools

Spring has finally arrived in the Northwest, and that means graduations are…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Summer reading: Relax, learn, and have fun | KCLS

It seemed like winter was longer than usual this year, but it’s…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Time to put a leash on legislative marathons? | The Petri Dish

Washington voters amended the state constitution in 1979 in hopes of bringing…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Texas flush with transportation cash | Brunell

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in…

National Endowment for the Arts is vital to our community | GUEST OP

By Ronda Billerbeck, Cultural Programs manager, city of Kent It was a…

  • May 26th, 2017

Slow go in Olympia | Shiers

The Legislature is going double-overtime to try and settle a budget impasse…

Budget battle pushes state to the brink | The Petri Dish

The process of shutting down state government is underway, again. At the…

  • May 25th, 2017

How to stress less in the face of uncertainty | Guest op

The political climate we are all facing is intense, to say the…

  • May 18th, 2017

Nursing home staffing levels need to be higher | Guest op

Two years ago, the Legislature passed a caregiver-staffing requirement that would improve…

  • May 18th, 2017

Lawmakers stalled on a compromising car tab bill | The Petri Dish

It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing the initiative to…

  • May 17th, 2017

Spring is on its way – at long last | Shiers

Our gloomy, reluctant spring is expected to give way to warmer, drier…

Plenty of work to do in special session | The Petri Dish

Not a whole lot is going on around the Capitol these days…

  • May 11th, 2017

Remembering Mike Lowry, a genuine man | Brunell

There was nothing pretentious about Mike Lowry. What you saw is what…