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Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.
A public library is often considered the heart of the community, providing programs and services that bring people together and create opportunities for meaningful connections.… Continue reading
Recently I took a group of senior citizens to tour the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle. It was impressive to see not only the botanical… Continue reading
Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages.
To Lakeside Industries, As a longtime resident of Renton, I’m concerned about your company’s deceptive campaigning for your proposed asphalt plant. All your formal documentation… Continue reading
In 2015, after another session without procuring a key weapon in his climate change fighting strategy, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee decided to get it done… Continue reading
Political parties “are likely, in the course of things, to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert… Continue reading
In 1997 I was a ranger at Yellowstone. On more than one occasion I saw the park’s newly returned wolves, including a scene resembling something… Continue reading
There is no political vaccine for the opioid epidemic, no swift legislative means to free thousands of people of the weight of their substance abuse.… Continue reading
The year was 1975. I had just received my master’s in history from Pepperdine University in Central L.A. I had also just left the religious… Continue reading
To facilitate fact-based discussion about Lakeside Industries’ application to relocate its Covington asphalt facility to the Industrial-zoned site on state Route 169, I would like… Continue reading
Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy lied about Soviet missile strength to win the 1960 election. This is the assertion that George Friedman makes in his… Continue reading
Key measures of a healthy economy include, among other things, new businesses that create jobs and attract skilled workers. And while community leaders count on… Continue reading
Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?
“By all accounts, the United States and the Afghan Taliban are on track to reach a deal by year’s end.” These are the beginning words… Continue reading
Democratic legislative leaders are gearing up for one of the most challenging conversations this session: taxes. With control of the state House and Senate, their… Continue reading
What is your child’s personality type? Jared Peterson recently wrote a best seller, “12 Rules for Your Life: An Antidote to Chaos.” Rule 5 deals… Continue reading
One of the last spitball fights among lawmakers in the 2018 session erupted on how to provide a modicum of relief for payers of Sound… Continue reading
Democrats must be careful to not overplay their hand in Olympia
What is more important to you: Freedom or equality? If you’re a Democrat today, equality is more important. If you’re a Republican, it’s freedom. It… Continue reading