Opinion

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
Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn. FILE PHOTO

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
Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn. FILE PHOTO

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
A U.S. Marine sniper on station. COURTESY PHOTO, Don Dinsmore

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

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

OLYMPIA — Most ballots are counted, but the fight over Initiative 976 is far from over. It’s just changing venues. The measure paring the cost… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2019

Impeachment aside: there’s work to be done

Now that President Trump’s impeachment process is formally underway, Democrats and Republicans need to avoid becoming completely absorbed by it. They must work together on… Continue reading

November is a great month to participate

November is the month when the public and media focus attention on the general election. And King County Library System is doing its part to… Continue reading

Respect for everyone in high school sports and activities

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director Case studies have revealed that kids want to participate in high school sports because they are fun.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2019

Power of reliable power

Our state’s economy and way of life hinges on low cost and reliable electricity. Since Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams were completed in the early… Continue reading

Honor Flight takes wing for our heroes

We saw them at the airports with their parents and friends as they readied for their flights to duty stations that would take them to… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2019

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

There’s no cost to voting, but millions of dollars are getting spent to influence how ballots are cast

  • Oct 31, 2019

Let’s keep Friday nights in the fall for high school football

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director Some of the top football matchups featuring Ohio teams this past Friday night were Mentor vs. Shaker… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency

  • Oct 18, 2019

High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people… Continue reading

A look at the races for the state’s 9 top jobs

Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington state will be filled by voters in 2020. We’re talking governor, attorney general, secretary of state,… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019