Opinion

Concern about development | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

How much monitoring and oversight will the administration accept responsibility for regarding…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

 

In time Main Avenue South plan will be a good project | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Since the city of Renton seems to have adopted Sound Transit’s planning…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

 

Public will have to halt party bickering | COMMENTARY

“Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will…

 

Seems a simple solution fell through Olympia’s cracks | COMMENTARY

Everyone understands the problem. No one opposes the solution. Yet today owners…

  • Mar 26th, 2017

Goodbye, Howard | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March. 24, 2017.

Response to Jody Mull’s column celebrating McCleary

To ask responsible parents and taxpayers to pay higher and higher taxes for schools that serve their children no better is not only unfair but foolish.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Our rights were assured by English battles | COMMENTARY

How would you feel if you witnessed the aftermath of a shooting…

Policy-making or political posturing? | COMMENTARY

As the ruling majority in the state Senate, Republicans can bring up…

  • Mar 19th, 2017

Travel ban pinata | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March. 17, 2017.

Much needed change coming to education | GUEST COMMENTARY

“[Lawmakers] need to understand that we are looking to them to put children first in their legislative work.”

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Refuting climate change to preserve profits is unpatriotic | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The landslides slow the cars, so we drive longer hours, produce more…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Goal is to live, to love and to leave a legacy | COMMENTARY

From the age of 10, my life was chaotic. My dad developed…

Electors pay the price of faithlessness | COMMENTARY

The next episode in a political drama sparked by President Donald Trump’s…

  • Mar 12th, 2017

Harshing the mellow | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March. 10, 2017.

KCLS celebrates 75 years | Commentary

The earliest “library story” I remember is the summer reading program at…

Denis Law on proclaiming Renton as an inclusive city

“We continue to emphasize that we will not tolerate hate crimes, discrimination, or harassment.”

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Trump ban | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 24, 2017.

How much slack do we give a new president? | COMMENTARY

“How much should they give to a president who has never served in government or the military?”

Debate will continue over school funding | COMMENTARY

“But [lawmakers] disagree sharply on who among us should pay more.”

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Confirmation process needs adults | COMMENTARY

“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead,…

Get ready for a new civics lesson, kids | COMMENTARY

Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision.…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Build the wall | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 17, 2017.

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Bipartisan plan to change cap on taxes | COMMENTARY

A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s…

  • Feb 12th, 2017

Protest-free travel, please | FRANK SHIER JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 03, 2017.

Stop demanding too much from public schools | COMMENTARY

“Why have public schools become the dumping grounds for society’s ills?”

Your move | FRANK SHIER JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 10, 2017.

King County libraries celebrate 2016 highlights | COMMENTARY

From helping with K-12 education to enhancing early childhood literacy, KCLS celebrates highlights.

Changing climate and landscape of Washington | COMMENTARY

In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit…

  • Feb 5th, 2017

Sometimes an answer is very simple | OUR CORNER

“Lift the gag. Save lives. Sometimes the answer really is that simple.”

Little elbow room for Democratic lawmakers | COMMENTARY

As many as 54 Democratic House members are saying they’ll skip the…

  • Jan 29th, 2017

Take one for the kids | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 27, 2017.

Once gone, trust is difficult to build | COMMENTARY

“… so few people trust [Trump], how can he govern effectively over the next four years?”

Alternative options | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 20, 2017.

Tick, tock, time is running out | COMMENTARY

Time is running out on the 2017 Legislature. As of Wednesday, there…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017

Bad call, Buzzfeed | OUR CORNER

“What Buzzfeed did may have helped American journalism as an institution inch closer to its demise.”

Ray Conner leaves our region a better place | COMMENTARY

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

  • Jan 16th, 2017

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

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

Final report issued, but future still cloudy | COMMENTARY

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

  • Jan 15th, 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.

Uphill battle | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

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