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The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.
The beginning of June can be a fickle season. Tomatoes, peppers, basil and warmth loving annuals such as zinnias need to get into the ground… Continue reading
“Coffee with the Editor” events provided thoughtful, exciting conversation
Have you ever stopped to consider whether there is too much technology? Ads are shown on TV advertising Alexa and Echo. These devices are asked… Continue reading
Living with Gleigh
‘If I can do it, they can do it’
I’m not the type of person who “enjoys the journey” as much as I’m always grateful for making it out the other end. For instance,… Continue reading
The Reporter is looking for guest opinions
I’ve always held that it would be better to fight 100 duck-sized horses than one horse-sized duck. But after this last week, I’m no longer… Continue reading
The Frank Chopp era is over. Washington’s longest-serving speaker of the state House of Representatives quietly exited on Friday from the seat of power he… Continue reading
Danielle Chastaine takes over as the new editor of the Renton / Covington-Maple Valley Reporter
If it was Barack Obama who had committed the same acts that Donald Trump has, what would the Republicans be doing?
Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the 2019 legislative session with warm embraces, wide smiles, and for some, irrepressible joy. There was no visible residual… Continue reading
What would this nation be like if we didn’t have a free press?
Each age has a spirit or attitude that dominates over and competes with other worldviews.
Governor’s absenteeism to campaign for president is a big help too.
Which is more important, serving the common good of a society or protecting individual rights? This is a question I ask my Civics and Government… Continue reading
One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative session revolves around a bill putting new rules in place regarding data privacy… Continue reading
What makes good government? What makes bad government? We all have experienced both types, and some in-between. Good government can make life a lot easier… Continue reading
At nearly noon on April 1, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up beach chair in the chilly shade of the state Capitol dome with no… Continue reading