Opinion

Area council committees take shape

By Peter Rimbos Corresponding Secretary On July 2, the Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council held its monthly meeting. This was an atypical meeting as… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2018

Mental health competency delays are costing state millions

The state is paying millions of dollars a year in sanctions because it’s unable to evaluate the mental health competency of jailed defendants in a… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2018

KCLS: focusing on knowledge, equity and inclusion

As a public institution, the King County Library System serves people of all ages, abilities, genders, ethnicities, cultures and economic backgrounds. The values that guide… Continue reading

Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers, large and small, and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. (Thinkstock.com)

Editorial: Protect jobs at newspapers and paper mills

A newsprint tariff is a threat to newspapers but also jeopardizes mill workers it seeks to protect.

  • Jul 5, 2018
Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers, large and small, and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. (Thinkstock.com)

Trump’s behavior means the world cannot trust the U.S.

‘The U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War precisely because it feared the implications for its containment policy against the Soviet Union if it allowed… Continue reading

State may have a meaningful presidential primary in 2020

Washington may have a meaningful presidential primary in 2020. If it happens, Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul will be among those to thank. Last week… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2018

Court resets playing field

For many people in this country — an estimated 10 million that identify as LBGTQ, as well as their countless supporters — the Masterpiece Cakeshop… Continue reading

Four cornerstones of arguing irrationally

Should a photo ID be required to be able to vote? I recently made the mistake of trying to have a rational online debate with… Continue reading

Please mind the (wage) gap

Women first started entering the workforce in large numbers during World War II, with the need for workers and the rise of the “Rosie the… Continue reading

KSD should think twice when cutting AVID program

My name is Catryce Thompson and I am a senior at Kentwood High School in Covington. During my freshman year I was accepted into the… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2018

Signs of progress in ending sexual violence

The conversation surrounding sexual violence has grown louder in recent months as more and more women, men and young people have come forward to disclose… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2018

There a way to blend values, reinvent our society?

‘The most common basis of resistance to change is the fear that with your new learning will come a new position that will be lower… Continue reading

Public record battle brings in a mediator

A bunch of folks at the William D. Ruckelshaus Center are waiting to help bring about detente in the public records battle between lawmakers and… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2018

Summer — and the pure joy of summer reading — is finally here

Summer time. What welcome words! For the King County Library System, it’s time for Summer Reading and we’re pulling out all the stops. The theme… Continue reading

Major Supreme Court decisions are coming in June

Some major landmark Supreme Court Cases will be decided by June. “All …of these cases have the potential to shake the United States to its… Continue reading

What will Gov. Inslee do in 2020?

The political machinery of Jay Inslee is in pretty much full operation these days. And it’s stirred up a spew of speculation on what Washington’s… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2018

Spoilers ahead: Season two did not disappoint

Diving into the new episodes of the Netflix hit.

BDCC has secret helpers|Thank you letter

BDCC has secret helpers Special thanks to Fire District 44 and Chief Smith, who has outstanding men and women that help out Black Diamond Community… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2018

Redirect the money, keep trail as is

Redirect the money, keep trail as is Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to King County in response to a request for input on the… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2018

U.S. isn’t the only nation flirting with trade wars

Did you know there is an internal trade war brewing in Canada? It’s between Alberta and British Columbia over the building of an oil pipeline… Continue reading