Opinion

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Battle of the birds | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 13, 2017.

 

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Final report issued, but future still cloudy | COMMENTARY

Jerry Cornfield weighs in on the Republican investigation on Planned Parenthood.

  • Jan 15th, 2017

 

Ray Conner leaves our region a better place | COMMENTARY

Former Washington governor Chris Gregoire weighs in about Boeing CEO Ray Conner.

  • Jan 16th, 2017

 

A list of the best books of 2016 | COMMENTARY

Gary Wasdin of KCLS shares top 10 books of 2016 you should read this year.

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Uphill battle | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 06, 2017.

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Year-end review of 2016 politics | COMMENTARY

Jerry Cornfield takes a look back at 2016 state and national politics.

  • Dec 31st, 2016
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Happy New Year? | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 30, 2016.

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The fight between Ravens and Podlodowski | COMMENTARY

“A fierce fight is under way for the top leadership post of the Washington State Democratic Party.”

  • Dec 25th, 2016
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Peace | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 23, 2016.

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Do not sell us the ‘Do Not Buy From’ list | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“…we encourage the citizens of Renton to ask the city to not support needless regulations.”

  • Dec 18th, 2016
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‘Faithless elector’ sees electoral college as last line of defense | COMMENTARY

“[Bret] Chiafalo says he is not planning to keep his pledge when electors gather.”

  • Dec 18th, 2016
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Early Christmas present | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 16, 2016.

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Exit the ‘ink-stained wretch’ | EDITOR’S NOTE

Editor Brian Beckley writes his last column for the Renton Reporter.

  • Dec 17th, 2016
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Elfers’ column does voters a disservice | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“The commentary from Richard Elfers… does many voters in those communities a disservice.”

  • Dec 11th, 2016
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Re-elected Inslee’s impact on education | COMMENTARY

How will re-elected Gov. Jay Inslee deal with McCleary and the state’s educational system?

  • Dec 11th, 2016
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Tweet Force One | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 09, 2016.

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10 ways KCLS can better your holiday season | GUEST COMMENTARY

“…We have even more things in store to help you and your family celebrate the holidays.”

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Onto the playoffs? | FRANK SHIERS, JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 02, 2016.

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The two King County cities that voted red | COMMENTARY

48.7 percent of Enumclaw voters and 49.5 percent of Black Diamond voters chose Trump over Clinton.

Fracking can bring in more jobs | GUEST COMMENTARY

“[Fracking] is bringing good jobs and prosperity to towns across America.”

  • Dec 4th, 2016
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Welcome to America | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Nov. 25, 2016.

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Ordinance protecting Section 8 tenants unnecessary | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“And what landlord would not want to renew a lease if the tenancy had been satisfactory?”

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Before becoming an adult I wish I knew…

… how to find an apartment | How To Adult

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No, Beckley, there was no urban/rural divide | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“There was no urban/rural divide in 1788. Only 1 in 25 people lived in cities.”

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Post-election thank yous | JERRY CORNFIELD

With Thanksgiving upon us and the election behind us, a look at who should be thankful for what.

US recognizing tribal treaty rights | BEING FRANK

A wave of federal recognition of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has reached a high water mark.

  • Nov 20th, 2016
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Before and after | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Nov. 18, 2016.

  • Nov 20th, 2016
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Electoral College worked exactly as drawn up | EDITOR’S NOTE

This year’s urban/rural split is reminiscent of the first split that divided the Founding Fathers.

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Tough road to understanding our own bias | GUEST COMMENTARY

“The cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect is humility – to know that you do not know.”

Supporting your library system | GUEST COMMENTARY

“As a steward of taxpayer dollars KCLS takes our fiduciary responsibility very seriously.”

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Post-election blues | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Nov. 11, 2016.

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Walking in the shoes of an immigrant | OUR CORNER

Editor’s note: This column reflects the opinion of the columnist and does…

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Vote yes on Kent School bond | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“[Bond will] reduce overcrowding in our schools… and it will not increase your current tax rates.”

  • Nov 6th, 2016
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An hourly trade | FRANK SHIERS, JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Nov. 04, 2016.

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RenCon deserves a sequel | EDITOR’S NOTE

Editor Brian Beckley attended Renton’s first comic-con and thinks there should be a part two.

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Thanks for the reminder | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“Nice to have the information repeated… and mailed at taxpayer expense.”

  • Nov 6th, 2016
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‘Witch’ way are you voting? | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Oct. 28, 2016.

  • Oct 31st, 2016
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Vote NO on ST3 | GUEST COMMENTARY

Vic Bishop shares why ST3 proposal aims to “satisfy politicians” and won’t relieve traffic in Renton.

  • Oct 31st, 2016
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Super PAC pulls cash out from governor’s race

Why did Our Washington send $360,000 to New Direction PAC instead of supporting Inslee’s race?