Opinion

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As session moves along, lawmakers sharpen their focus

OLYMPIA — With a third of the legislative session nearly gone, lawmakers are starting to focus on matters of most importance. Exactly what are those?… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020
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Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

Democrats could, on their own, censure the six-term lawmaker. But they probably won’t. Even a hearing on the content of the report looks very unlikely.

  • Jan 24, 2020

Dams are the Northwest flood busters

We need to remember that that network is saving our bacon

We must demand a healthy Puget Sound

Little progress being made

  • Jan 17, 2020

Student loan assistance attractive employer benefit

To help workers distracted by financial worries

Inslee still hopeful for clean fuels standard

Gov. Jay Inslee badly wants a clean fuels standard in Washington. He came close nine months ago, but legislation he embraced and House Democrats approved… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020

Ship owners face new sulfur standards to curtail pollution

Limits implemented Jan. 1 by International Maritime Organization

  • Jan 9, 2020
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Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
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Continuing to build connections in 2020

What’s ahead for King County Library System

  • Jan 2, 2020

Boeing needs strong tailwinds

Facing headwinds in 2020

  • Jan 2, 2020

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced. However, at times that’s what it takes. Too often new projects succumb to years of fighting among… Continue reading

Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

OLYMPIA — Stuck on what gifts to give Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Republican state senators this holiday season? Consider one present they can unwrap… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2019

Will we feel different when Trump is impeached? Probably not

As a historic vote looms in the House, attitudes of the public are pretty hardened on this subject.

  • Dec 11, 2019
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When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

  • Dec 5, 2019
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Taking time to say thank you to our supporters

As the holidays approach, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to King County residents for making KCLS one of the… Continue reading

Initiative impresario, political provocateur — and governor?

Tim Eyman’s candidacy will settle whether voters like him as much as they like his tax-cutting ideas.

  • Nov 27, 2019

Boeing’s resiliency being tested with grounded 737MAX

The grounding of the 737MAX is testing Boeing’s resiliency. It has turned the company upside down in just six months. Boeing executives and engineers have… Continue reading

Countywide, we all have a role in ending homelessness | GUEST EDITORIAL

By Peter Orser, board member of United Way King County, for the Auburn Reporter Our region is known for its incredible economic growth over the… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019

Small businesses are original ‘experiential shopping’ experience

By Jeremy Field, regional administrator, PNW, U.S. Small Business Administration As online shopping has steadily grown during the past decade, brick and mortar retail businesses… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2019
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See veterans as they really are

When we arrived back in the states, we were told to shed our uniforms because Alameda was right next to San Francisco and not friendly… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2019
A U.S. Marine sniper on station. COURTESY PHOTO, Don Dinsmore