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Imagine you are a devout 68-year-old Southern Baptist Christian, living in Richland, Washington, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, a floral shop, for over 20 years.… Continue reading
Readers should know that Richard Elfers’ column about the Arlene’s Flowers case contains significant factual errors. First, Mr. Elfers claims that my office sent a… Continue reading
The 8th Congressional District is one of 23 around the country where Clinton had a majority vote but whose seat is currently held by a… Continue reading
Columnist Rich Elfers wrote a column about Arlene’s Flowers, the 1st Amendment and equal rights. A few weeks later, Washington State Attorney General Bod Ferguson wrote in, challenging Elfers’ facts and characterizations.
By Lisa Rosenblum KCLS Director With summer in full swing, it seems an excellent time to celebrate KCLS communities throughout the county and the many… Continue reading
The time was 460 B.C. The place, across the Tiber River from the city of Rome. The protagonist was a farmer who tilled the soil… Continue reading
St. Barbara Catholic Church continues its weekly support of the Black Diamond Community Center Food Bank. Every Monday pounds of food comes in from the… Continue reading
Knowing and understanding tribalism can offer a solution to the divisions at home and abroad.
Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. More than 5 million Americans currently suffer from… Continue reading
Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading
Do you remember the tit-for-tat fights you had as a kid? Someone hit you so you hit them back. Someone called you a name, so… Continue reading
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
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
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
A newsprint tariff is a threat to newspapers but also jeopardizes mill workers it seeks to protect.
‘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
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
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
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
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