Alzheimer’s research must be funded to fight the disease

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence

  • Mar 23rd, 2017


Public will have to halt the bickering

“Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling”

  • Mar 23rd, 2017


A simple solution fell through

Everyone understands the problem. No one opposes the solution

  • Mar 22nd, 2017


POG is worth another look

In 2003, Gov. Gary Locke (D) faced a 10 percent revenue hole in the state’s budget

  • Mar 18th, 2017

Our rights were assured by English battles

What if you witnessed the aftermath of a shooting of a black man by two white police officers in your yard?

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Policy-making or political posturing?

Republicans can bring up pretty much what they want on the floor when they please

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Much needed change coming to Washington education

When it comes to reimagining our state’s public schools, we are at a pivotal moment

  • Mar 11th, 2017

Goal is to live, to love and to leave a legacy

From the age of 10, my life was chaotic

  • Mar 9th, 2017

Political drama in Tacoma courtroom

The next episode in sparked by President Donald Trump’s election took place in a Tacoma office

  • Mar 8th, 2017

State courts should protect private business owners

Barronelle Stutzman’s “relationship with Jesus Christ” doesn’t give her the freedom to turn down business

  • Mar 2nd, 2017

Ferguson hits road blocks in Olympia

A vote, up or down, on abolishing the death penalty in Washington

  • Mar 1st, 2017

How much slack do we give a new president?

How much should they give to a president who has never served in government or the military

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

Debate will continue over school funding

New taxes are needed to helpcover the state’s unpaid tab for public schools

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Black Diamond should pay for council member’s defense

The city is supposed to insure and indemnify and protect employees and officers

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Confirmation process needs adults

“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring…”

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Olympia aiming to give a civics lesson

Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Vote Yes on Maple Valley Parks Bond to improve our neighborhoods

Voters have a choice this Valentine’s Day – and it’s not just whether to buy flowers or chocolates

  • Feb 13th, 2017

An outsider’s perspective

I was invited to write an op-ed about the Maple Valley parks bond vote taking place on Feb. 14

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Vote yes on Maple Valley park bond

Your parks ballot for has arrived- please join me and vote YES for parks in Maple Valley

  • Feb 9th, 2017

We’re expecting too much from our public schools

During the late 1940s and 1950s, Americans feared nuclear war

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Bipartisan plan to change cap on taxes

A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s vaunted political commandments

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped during illness

I am still recovering from a combined attack of pneumonia and influenza

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Parks overcrowded, vote yes on parks bond

Saturday mornings at Lake Wilderness Park are lovely and crowded from spring through the end of fall

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Sometimes an answer is very simple

Gag on, gag off. Gag on, gag off.

Change coming quickly, but will we like it?

President Trump is in the midst of seeking to fulfill his campaign promises as quickly as possible.

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Talking Trump one issue at a time

In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit of change

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Bond deserves a second look

Last year the City of Maple Valley had a bond measure on the ballot

  • Jan 29th, 2017

School board unanimously endorses bond measure

I want to share with our community a decision to endorse the Maple Valley parks and recreation bond

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Little elbow room for Democratic lawmakers

As many as 54 Democratic House members are saying they’ll skip the ceremonial passing-of-the-nuclear codes

  • Jan 26th, 2017

Once gone, trust is difficult to build

How important is trust to you?

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Eagles, Pythians, Bell Angels and Fire District 44 Union 3186 adopt families to make a huge difference

November and December 2016 found many families in peril

  • Jan 21st, 2017

Maple Valley City Council thanks Councilwoman Linda Johnson

On behalf of Maple Valley City Council, I extend our appreciation to Councilor Linda Johnson

  • Jan 20th, 2017

New session, same problem with school funding

There are only 90-plus days remaining in the regular session

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Trump will be frustrated by limitation on power

The Supreme Court is not the only branch with the power to interpret the Constitution

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Buzzfeed clearly made wrong call

The bad apple spoils the bunch

Changing your purpose in life

Some people search for their purpose in life for a long time.…

Ray Conner leaves our region a better place

CEO Ray Conner recently announced his decision to retire at the end of next year

  • Jan 14th, 2017

Living with pets, learning about ourselves

What do dogs and cats tell us about ourselves?

  • Jan 13th, 2017

The best books of 2016

Public libraries play an integral part in meeting the needs of communities today

  • Jan 12th, 2017

Final report issued, but future still cloudy

Contentious investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood quietly concluded last week

  • Jan 12th, 2017