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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
Have you noticed all the building going on in Enumclaw? If you’ve driven down Semanski Street north of the high school or if you’ve been… Continue reading
Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.
State Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens is pondering whether to move the bill out of the committee.
It was to my great relief that the Mueller report did not find any evidence of collusion between the Russians and the 2016 Trump campaign.… Continue reading
Legislature urged to fully fund our community and technical colleges
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