Opinion

Lessons covering city council

On Mondays, you’ll likely find me sitting in the back row of a council chambers, listening to a city council discuss local politics. I listen… Continue reading

It is often easier to manage our own realities

We humans often find it difficult to face reality. Many of us have created adaptive ways to avoid what is uncomfortable. Eventually, the power of… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2017

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

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

  • Jun 16, 2017

Teachers union concerned about McCleary

Teachers are gravely concerned that what is getting hammered out behind closed doors in the legislature will seek to amply fund the public school system,… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2017

Hidden in plain sight

The answer to my problem was hidden in plain sight.

  • Jun 14, 2017

Preparing students for the future

Spring has finally arrived in the Northwest, and that means graduations are just around the corner. This year, the Kent School District will see more… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Waiting is the hardest part | Our Corner

Editor’s note: Bailey Jo Josie interned at the Courier-Herald for several months as part of her graduation requirement at Western Washington University. At the beginning… Continue reading

Trump might spur greater democracy

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

  • Jun 1, 2017

Talks turn to closing the state government

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

  • May 31, 2017

Forest landowners prove cooperation works

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

  • May 28, 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 25, 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 the initiative to ease the financial pain caused by a surge in its… Continue reading

  • May 24, 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 23, 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 22, 2017

American needs more welders, fewer philosophers

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

  • May 21, 2017

Thank you for donations

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

  • May 20, 2017

Letter from the Mayor

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

  • May 19, 2017

GOP had better take long-term approach

Donald Trump and the Republicans did it

  • May 18, 2017

Legislature made headway on key issues

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

  • May 17, 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 17, 2017