Opinion

Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

Governor skipped a meeting about tax breaks, he said, Boeing squeezed out of the state.

  • Sep 12, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Parents and adult fans: biggest challenge facing high school sports today

Parents and adult fans: biggest challenge facing high school sports today

By Karissa Niehoff and Mick Hoffman, for the Reporter Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in Washington has reached epidemic proportion. When more… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019
Parents and adult fans: biggest challenge facing high school sports today
Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery

Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery

Treaty tribes are encouraged by fish passage improvement projects in the Puget Sound region and other projects that will open access to many miles of… Continue reading

Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery
Labor Day epilogue: partnering for Success

Labor Day epilogue: partnering for Success

A few years ago on Labor Day, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee presented a compelling commentary on the need for employers and employees to set… Continue reading

Labor Day epilogue: partnering for Success
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO

Did Gov. Inslee go too far with his veto power?

OLYMPIA — When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO
To expel or not to expel Rep. Shea, that may be the question

To expel or not to expel Rep. Shea, that may be the question

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020

  • Aug 22, 2019
To expel or not to expel Rep. Shea, that may be the question
Drones planting trees in burned wildlands

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April… Continue reading

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands
Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention

Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention

OLYMPIA – If you’ve lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019
Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention
Bouton delivered an influential pitch | Nuttman

Bouton delivered an influential pitch | Nuttman

Author and former major league pitcher Jim Bouton recently passed away at age 80. He wrote one of the the most important and controversial sports… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019
Bouton delivered an influential pitch | Nuttman
Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell

Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell

Sweden and Washington state are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power… Continue reading

Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell
State’s new voting system passes key test

State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. Tuesday’s primary marked the electoral debut of VoteWa, and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash or suffer a full-on high-tech belly… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2019
State’s new voting system passes key test
Publisher’s decision to limit e-book access is bad news for library patrons

Publisher’s decision to limit e-book access is bad news for library patrons

A recent decision by a book publisher to limit public libraries’ access to e-books should be of concern not only to library patrons in King… Continue reading

Publisher’s decision to limit e-book access is bad news for library patrons
Vote yes on the King County Parks Levy | GUEST OP

Vote yes on the King County Parks Levy | GUEST OP

Preserve our green spaces to protect public health and well-being

  • Aug 2, 2019
Vote yes on the King County Parks Levy | GUEST OP
America’s renewed interest in the moon

America’s renewed interest in the moon

Today’s space race not only has China and India competition, but private sector investors as well

America’s renewed interest in the moon
In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman

In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

  • Jul 18, 2019
In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman
Nothing cheesy: Apollo missions brought us more than just the moon

Nothing cheesy: Apollo missions brought us more than just the moon

America needed something to bring people together. Apollo 11 accomplished that.

Nothing cheesy: Apollo missions brought us more than just the moon
2020 Census and the importance of being counted

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

2020 Census and the importance of being counted
On the road to recovery to ride again | Dinsmore

On the road to recovery to ride again | Dinsmore

A dad never likes to be awakened by a 6 a.m. message like the one I received on Friday, March 8. “Your son has been… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019
On the road to recovery to ride again | Dinsmore
China’s mighty migrating mandate

China’s mighty migrating mandate

Country has to get serious about its trash problem as its fast-paced economy expands

China’s mighty migrating mandate
KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit

KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit

The King County Library System strives to create meaningful partnerships with other public agencies, private businesses, and nonprofits organizations to better serve our shared communities.… Continue reading

KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit