Opinion

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

Eyman risks retirement funds on car tab initiative

Tim Eyman is so convinced his latest initiative attack on car tabs is a winner, he’s tapping the one source of money he can count… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018

Voting habits tied to feelings of personal security

Why have we seen a worldwide shift toward authoritarianism? A quick glance across the globe sees leaders becoming more dictatorial and populist: Putin in Russia,… Continue reading

Young adults need to plan for an uncertain future

Teenagers and young adults, we love you, but we are letting you down. Are you safe in your schools? Do you have health care on… Continue reading

Protecting against the abuse of power

Do you largely agree with these assertions about our natures? “Give all power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all power to… Continue reading

Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Community college plays significant role in higher education

Students embrace courses, programs

  • May 3, 2018
Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Gun rights advocates won the battle, but may lose the war

Gun rights activists and their legislative allies may have messed up again in their political calculations in Washington. They succeeded in blocking passage of a… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

“Seeing the Splinter in Our Neighbor’s Eye”

We only see what we value.

Talking points for next year’s legislative agenda

The state will expend a chunk of taxpayer dollars in the coming months searching for wolves in the south Cascades, assessing the need for new… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2018

Election tampering anger could unite county’s voters

How does one know if marketing is effective? In the light of last week’s Congressional interrogation of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it appears that many… Continue reading

Let’s keep Maple Valley strong, vote yes on Tahoma levy | Letter to the Editor

I hope all the residents of the Tahoma School District will join me in voting yes for the Tahoma levy on April 24. Strong schools… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018