Opinion

State may have a meaningful presidential primary in 2020

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
State may have a meaningful presidential primary in 2020
Court resets playing field

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

Court resets playing field
Four cornerstones of arguing irrationally

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

Four cornerstones of arguing irrationally
Please mind the (wage) gap

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

Please mind the (wage) gap
KSD should think twice when cutting AVID program

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
KSD should think twice when cutting AVID program
Signs of progress in ending sexual violence

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
Signs of progress in ending sexual violence
There a way to blend values, reinvent our society?

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

There a way to blend values, reinvent our society?
Public record battle brings in a mediator

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
Public record battle brings in a mediator
Summer — and the pure joy of summer reading — is finally here

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

Summer — and the pure joy of summer reading — is finally here
Major Supreme Court decisions are coming in June

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

Major Supreme Court decisions are coming in June
What will Gov. Inslee do in 2020?

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
What will Gov. Inslee do in 2020?
Spoilers ahead: Season two did not disappoint

Spoilers ahead: Season two did not disappoint

Diving into the new episodes of the Netflix hit.

Spoilers ahead: Season two did not disappoint
BDCC has secret helpers|Thank you letter

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
BDCC has secret helpers|Thank you letter
Redirect the money, keep trail as is

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
Redirect the money, keep trail as is
U.S. isn’t the only nation flirting with trade wars

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

U.S. isn’t the only nation flirting with trade wars
Eyman risks retirement funds on car tab initiative

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
Eyman risks retirement funds on car tab initiative
Voting habits tied to feelings of personal security

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

Voting habits tied to feelings of personal security
Young adults need to plan for an uncertain future

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

Young adults need to plan for an uncertain future
Protecting against the abuse of power

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

Protecting against the abuse of power
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