Stricter law puts more attention on distracted driving | GUEST OP

On Sunday, July 23, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties…

  • Jul 19th, 2017


City Council investing in the future

When the city’s second attempt to pass a park bond measure did…

  • Jul 14th, 2017


As a nation, we live in a time of distraction

Zeitgeist is the German word for the spirit of the times. There…


Babble, babble boil and bomb

I have always been interested in languages. Since my first Spanish class…

The budget puzzle has snapped

One of the last pieces of the budget puzzle snapped into place…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

The town formerly known as Slaughter

How would you like to live in a town called Slaughter? For…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Legislators still twisting and turning

Any day now, Washington state lawmakers will reveal how they solved the…

  • Jun 29th, 2017

My goal is to get people thinking

During my training as the political action person for the Sumner Education…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Good news from Washington’s Boatyards

We can all use a dose of good news these days and…

  • Jun 26th, 2017

Lessons covering city council

On Mondays, you’ll likely find me sitting in the back row of…

It is often easier to manage our own realities

We humans often find it difficult to face reality. Many of us…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Whoever-ponies-up-the-most-cash field | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of June 16, 2017.

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Teachers union concerned about McCleary

Teachers are gravely concerned that what is getting hammered out behind closed…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Hidden in plain sight

The answer to my problem was hidden in plain sight.

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Preparing students for the future

Spring has finally arrived in the Northwest, and that means graduations are…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Waiting is the hardest part | Our Corner

Editor’s note: Bailey Jo Josie interned at the Courier-Herald for several months…

Trump might spur greater democracy

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Talks turn to closing the state government

The process of shutting down state government is under way, again.

  • May 31st, 2017

Forest landowners prove cooperation works

Washington state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recognized large forest landowners

  • May 28th, 2017

Being on the rough waters of Trump presidency

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffet

  • May 25th, 2017

It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing the initiative to ease the financial pain caused by a surge in its car tab fees

By Jerry Cornfield It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing…

  • May 24th, 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

Politics needs new blood, and youth is no barrier

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

  • May 23rd, 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

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

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

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