Opinion

Reporter newspaper group moving offices to Federal Way

Dear reader As 2018 comes to an end, your local media organization is looking forward to a new chapter. As of Dec. 28, five of… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Returning to take on the nonsense and frustration of social media

A few months ago I wrote a column explaining how I was fed up with the negativity on social media. How I was done with… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2018

Inslee for president? | Shiers

Governor hasn’t officially said anything amid the rumors

  • Dec 12, 2018

Good economic news sprinkled with caution | Brunell

The good news is Washington’s revenues continue to grow and projections for the next couple of years appear promising. That is welcome news, but it… Continue reading

Cost, availability of health care poses a primary concern | Brunell

When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on the cost and quality of health care. In November, voters made it clear, health care was… Continue reading

From early indications, Gov. Jay Inslee may be making a run at the presidency in 2020. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Is Inslee about to prep for presidential run?

Can a little known Thoroughbred from the Pacific Northwest capture the 2020 derby of Democratic presidential candidates? It sure looks like Jay Inslee is saddling… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018
From early indications, Gov. Jay Inslee may be making a run at the presidency in 2020. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Reducing wildfire risk imperative | Brunell

Federal, state lawmakers must not only address wildfire suppression, but prevention

  • Nov 29, 2018

When $50 billion isn’t enough to pay all the state’s bills, needs?

Fifty billion dollars. It will soon be the subject of many conversations in hallways, hearing rooms and other Capitol hangouts as it is the amount… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ for small business and #ShopSmall on Saturday

Your spending dollars count for local merchants

  • Nov 25, 2018

Plenty at stake in the Palouse

Huskies, Cougars play for Pac-12 title game spot, major bowl and state bragging rights

  • Nov 20, 2018

‘Logical fallacies’ help each of us defend our arguments

What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Trump helped erase voter complacency

Young voters turned out in massive numbers

Costs matter in hiring | Brunell

While both sides argue the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter into… Continue reading

Reporter cartoon, Frank Shiers

From guns to climate, declaring election’s winners and losers

A surge in voter interest, a swelling in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election. As… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018
Reporter cartoon, Frank Shiers

Portland shipyard building is wave of the future | Brunell

Energy sources has many possibilities

Cam-pains: Enough is enough

Don’t forget to vote by Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • Nov 2, 2018

City’s proposed B&O tax hike will hurt business, economy

We need to determine what is really a priority, what the community is willing to pay for in city services

  • Nov 1, 2018

KCLS supports citizen engagement during election season and year-round

The first Tuesday in November is election day – a consequential day for our democracy when citizens have a voice in determining the outcome of… Continue reading

Richard Elfers

‘Art of the Deal’ still key to understanding Trump

The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.

Richard Elfers