Politics needs new blood, and youth is no barrier

I was honored to address the YMCA Youth Legislature at their opening night session

  • May 22nd, 2017


How to stress less in the face of political uncertainty

The political climate we are all facing is intense to say the least

  • May 22nd, 2017


American needs more welders, fewer philosophers

“America needs more welders and fewer philosophers,” proclaimed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

  • May 21st, 2017


Thank you for donations

The annual mail carriers food drive was a successful day at the Covington Post Office on May 13th

  • May 20th, 2017

Letter from the Mayor

The month of May brings sunshine and plants begin showing off their beautiful blooms

  • May 19th, 2017

GOP had better take long-term approach

Donald Trump and the Republicans did it

  • May 18th, 2017

Generous support continues for the BDCC food bank

Thousands of pounds of food came in during March and April from St. Barbara Parish for our food bank

  • May 17th, 2017

Legislature made headway on key issues

The first not-so-special session reached the end of its third week at the Capitol

  • May 17th, 2017

Remembering Mike Lowry

There was nothing pretentious about Mike Lowry. What you saw is what you got!

  • May 14th, 2017

Representatives have priorities wrong

We do not want a border wall, paid for with our limited tax dollars

  • May 12th, 2017

Time to scrap outmoded definition of Arab

When I tread the corridors and walkways of Green River College, I constantly pass women wearing hijabs

  • May 11th, 2017

Asking questions about tax returns and presidential candidates

Can lawmakers keep President Trump’s name off the ballot in 2020 if he doesn’t release his tax returns?

  • May 10th, 2017

Bill would make it easier on voters

“In order to show our voters that their elected officials care about their vote, we need to make it easy for them to cast one.”

  • May 3rd, 2017

Customer satisfaction is job one

It may take United Airlines years to overcome the nightmare of a doctor being dragged off a flight

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Shock and awe at price tag

I am borrowing a title from one of the public comments at the Maple Valley City Council meeting

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Newton, Einstein and 3 realities

We all live simultaneously in three realities, states theoretical physicist Max Tegmark in his book

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Who gets blame for another special session?

Another special session is upon us

  • Apr 26th, 2017

The importance of understanding taxes

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Distractive driving goes beyond the law

State lawmakers agreed our distractive driving laws need stiffening

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Implementing a hiring and spending freeze for 2016-2017

The Kent School District is well known for its being extraordinary

  • Apr 20th, 2017

A tiny little squiggle of ink

Ah the Oxford comma

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Major parties lack trust, competence

When sizing up someone, which trait is more important

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Entrepreneurs remain the key to America’s success

American entrepreneurs’ ability to invent, create and bring products and services to market makes our nation great

  • Apr 15th, 2017

Rejigging real estate excise tax

House Democrats may have divined an approach to achieve some of the dividends they’ve been seeking

  • Apr 13th, 2017

If our leaders simply accepted blame

“The BUCK STOPS here” was a sign that sat on President Harry Truman’s desk

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Put a ring on it the way you want to

We are finally nearing the end of the logistical hell that is wedding planning.

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Trump fumbling early chance at success

“Trump identified the right problem too early,” according to “Geopolitical Futures” analyst George Friedman

  • Apr 5th, 2017

State carbon tax would be harmful

Olympia is working to finish the next two-year state budget and adjourn the so-called “carbon tax”

  • Apr 1st, 2017

The secret in the classroom revealed

Cellphones have become the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. with suspicion

To become smarter, challenge your beliefs

“If you don’t like the way we are bringing you up, find those who do better and copy them.”

  • Mar 29th, 2017

POG is Worth Another Look

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

  • Mar 26th, 2017

All students are welcome at the Kent School District | Watts Happening

I want you to know every student is welcome in the Kent School District

  • Mar 25th, 2017

Reader disagrees with Rich Elfers

I wholeheartedly disagree with the majority of the emotional piece Mr. Elfers wrote

  • Mar 24th, 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

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

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