Opinion

The importance of understanding taxes | COMMENTARY

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County

  • Apr 29th, 2017

 

Crossroads | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of April 21, 2017.

 

What if our leaders accepted blame? | COMMENTARY

“Our leaders have become myopic – both the president and members of Congress.”

 

Rejigging real estate excise tax | COMMENTARY

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

  • Apr 16th, 2017

Meanwhile, in Eastern Washington… | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of April 14, 2017.

Put a ring on it the way you want to | OUR CORNER

“It’s your wedding, and no one else’s.”

Children need more mental health services | GUEST COMMENTARY

By Rep. Tana Senn, guest commentator Every day I hear stories about…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Anti-tax promoter | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of April 7, 2017.

Listen to your elders, kids | OUR CORNER

“I learned a very hard lesson that day — to listen to my elders, as much as I want to protest.”

  • Apr 14th, 2017

The secret in the classroom revealed | OUR CORNER

Cellphones have become the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. with…

To become smarter, challenge your beliefs | COMMENTARY

“Contrast is one of the most effective tools to increase intelligence.”

Final Four | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March 31, 2017.

Inclusive, welcoming communities lead to successful cities | COMMENTARY

Renton council member Ruth Perez talks about the importance of inclusivity in the city.

  • Mar 31st, 2017

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

Elfers is right about health care | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

I wanted to thank Richard Elfers for articulating the story surrounding attempts…

  • Apr 4th, 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.